22 species of birds have lost half their population in 40 years and are predicted to loose another half in the next 40
Today Partners in Flight released their 2016 Landlord Conservation Plan.150 partner organizations including the National Audubon Society worked on this project. The thrust of the project is that climate change, habitat destruction, and environmental degradation have brought us to a tipping point. Without these problems they estimate we would have 1.5 billion more birds in the skies. But the report is not doom and gloom, it is a call to action. “We know that when we use the best science to develop conservation plans, and commit to the implementation of those plans, we can make a difference. Thriving populations of Bald Eagles, Peregrine Falcons, and Wild Turkeys today are a testament to what we can do if we work together.”
How we take care of our yards matters a lot to our water quality, our families health, and our birds. They are more vulnerable, but what is bad for them is bad for us. It is easy for us to make a big difference if we all work together. Pledge to take care of your yard without synthetic pesticides, weedkillers, and fertilizers, and not to flush pharmaceuticals down the drain. Protect our children and our birds. And get your friends and neighbors to pledge, too.