U.S. Birds Report Sends Environmental Wake-Up Call

March 19, 2009

WASHINGTON, March 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The following is a statement of John Flicker, President, National Audubon Society:

“By bringing together the data, the analytical expertise and the combined voices of government and non-governmental organizations, this new U.S. State of the Birds Report brings new power to the essential message the birds are conveying.

“The birds are sending us a wake-up call that the habitat destruction, climate change and shortsighted environmental policies of the past are combining to take a serious toll. We must address the warming of our climate and the loss of vital habitat through policy and on-the-ground action at every level. This report makes clear the need for urgent individual, collective and government action, and leaves little doubt that taking action can make a difference. Together, we can safeguard not only our birds, but the environment that sustains us all. Audubon has sent this message before, and now, thanks to all who played a role in the 2009 U.S. State of the Birds Report, the birds’ warning will be heard by more Americans than ever before – including our representatives in Congress and in our state capitals, and policy-makers in our communities.”


The full report can be viewed at http://www.stateofthebirds.org

SOURCE National Audubon Society

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