News and notes about birds and conservation in California
California Condor. Photo: Scott Frier/USFWS
"Learn about it, advocate for it and go visit it, " said Andrea Jones, Director of Bird Conservation at Audubon California about the Salton Sea in an interview with Jill Buck of Go Green Radio last week.
The August 3, 2018 episode of Go Green Radio featured a conversation with Jones and Michael Cohen from the Pacific Institute about the Salton Sea and implications for public health and migratory birds if the state of California does not accelerate progress on the implementation of projects to reduce dust and stave off environmental degradation.
Listen to the full episode here.
“The clock is ticking for the people—and the birds as well,” says Frank Ruiz, Audubon California's Salton Sea Program Director in this article from NRDC. The article takes a look at the issues at the Sea facing birds and people today and the partnerships between organizations, including Audubon that are working to address the challenges at the Sea.
The article also quotes Andrea Jones, Audubon California's Director of Bird Conservation. “Three iconic birds that have used the Salton Sea in large numbers—the American avocet, the eared grebe, and the American white pelican—have all seen significant declines,” says Jones.
Read the full article here.
Learn more about Audubon California's work at the Salton Sea here.
Andrea Jones, Director of Bird Conservation at Audubon California is quoted in a Smithsonian article today. The article, Climate Change is Taking Down Birds in the Mojave Desert, takes a look at the recent findings from the Grinnell Resurvey Project at UC Berkeley, which released their results from the Mojave area yesterday showing a 43% decrease in avian diversity due to climate change.
Read the article here.
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