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Wednesday, February 23 • 11:15am - 12:00pm
Track 1: Seven Simple Actions: Calling Birdwatchers to Conservation Action

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North American bird populations have declined by about 29% since 1970 (Rosenberg et al. 2019) according to a landmark article in the journal Science published in 2019. This news has rocked the ornithological world and the general public. This science article generated over 1400 news articles on the topic. Why? Because people love birds. With the release of the Science article, a partner website developed by a team led by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology was launched - 3billionbirds.org. This site outlines 7 Simple Actions to help slow bird declines. These hopeful calls to action can make real change if the general public understands the ramifications of the bird declines and we help educate them on the value of birds, but also if they have the tools and suggestions to act. Join me in educating our engaged wildlife-watching public to spring into hopeful action in making some relatively simple and inexpensive changes for birds. There are things we can all do today at some scale to help birds and other wildlife! 

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Sarah Kendrick

Missouri Department of Conservation
Sarah Kendrick is the State Ornithologist with the Missouri Department of Conservation. Sarah worked with state conservation partners to build and oversee the Missouri Bird Conservation Plan, which acts as a reference to public and private land managers to promote bird habitat management... Read More →

Wednesday February 23, 2022 11:15am - 12:00pm MST
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