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Birds and Biodiversity – Constructing a Shared Future for All


    This press launch additionally out there in Spanish and French

    NEW YORK (December 7, 2022) A delegation from the Nationwide Audubon Society, the main hen conservation group within the Americas, will be part of world leaders as they reconvene for the second a part of the UN Conference on Biodiversity COP15 in Montreal this month. Audubon CEO Elizabeth Grey, will head the delegation, which additionally contains Chief Conservation Officer Marshall Johnson, Board Director and acclaimed wildlife advocate Jane Alexander, Senior Vice President of Audubon Americas Aurelio Ramos, and Vice President for Boreal Conservation Jeff Wells, amongst others. 

    COP15’s theme, “Constructing a Shared Future for All Life on Earth,” is in full alignment with Audubon’s mission and present formidable agenda to guard birds and the locations they want. Birds are the canaries within the coal mine of biodiversity loss. In 2019 Audubon scientists found that in North America alone, two-thirds of hen species are weak to extinction as a consequence of local weather change. However birds may also level the best way to nature-based options that can ship advantages for all life on Earth. 

    “Throughout the globe, the lack of hen populations has been a harbinger of biodiversity loss, however birds may also level the best way ahead,” says Audubon CEO Elizabeth Grey. “Making certain that they’ve wholesome habitats and flyways is vital not just for birds and their ecosystems, however for all life. It’s important that conservation organizations work along with Indigenous governments and communities, native teams, governments, and the personal sector. At Audubon, we’re taking pressing and bold collective motion to safeguard the longer term for each individuals and wildlife.” 

    As Audubon scientists present in a 2021 research, vital hen habitats usually overlap with key ecosystems like forests, wetlands, and peatlands, which additionally function pure carbon sinks and habitats for a lot of species. Conserving and defending these landscapes not solely gives protected havens for birds and different wildlife, however helps mitigate the results of local weather change.

    Based in 1905, the Nationwide Audubon Society is a nonprofit conservation group — with a wingspan of over 500 nationwide chapters and 1.6 million members — that protects birds and their ecosystems. From shutting down the plumage commerce, to banning the pesticides that brought on the “Silent Spring,” to mobilizing to go the Endangered Species Act, the Clear Air Act, and the Clear Water Act, Audubon has been on the forefront in preserving the planet for nature and folks alike for over a century.

    At this time, Audubon works immediately throughout the Americas and in partnership with organizations internationally to guard birds and the locations they want. Audubon companions with the clear vitality trade and lawmakers to ramp up renewable vitality manufacturing and mitigate wildlife interactions, and leads analysis on the resiliency of a whole bunch of hen species and their habitats in addition to the impression of local weather change on the locations they dwell. The Audubon Americas program brings a hemispheric method to defending birds over their complete lifecycle in partnership with quite a few different international locations and Indigenous governments and communities. 

    “The pure world that birds and different species are essentially dependent upon doesn’t respect worldwide borders and divisions. Environmental challenges and options in any a part of the globe can have an effect on us all.” says Audubon Board Director and acclaimed wildlife advocate Jane Alexander, “At this convention, we should come collectively as a worldwide society to beat these divides and safeguard the frequent way forward for all dwelling beings.” 

    At COP15, Audubon will probably be partaking with world leaders, Indigenous leaders, the NGO sector, the enterprise neighborhood, youth, and others to develop, advocate for, and assist implement efficient methods for conserving and restoring biodiversity. Audubon engages its various membership and quite a few companions in selling the simplest nature-based options to the dual crises of local weather change and biodiversity loss utilizing science, advocacy, schooling, and on-the-ground conservation.

    “Conserving and defending birds and their habitats is the reply to lots of the useful resource challenges that will probably be mentioned at this convention,” says Audubon Chief Conservation Officer Marshall Johnson. “We should undertake methods which might be collaborative, equitable, and harmonious with nature. Audubon and our companions on the forefront of the conservation motion may also help prepared the ground.”

    “Hemispheric cooperation to guard birds and biodiversity, which incorporates Canada and international locations throughout the Americas in addition to Indigenous governments and communities, can function a mannequin for the way leaders at COP15 can collaborate to guard nature anyplace on the planet,” says Senior Vice President of Audubon Americas Aurelio Ramos.

    Audubon can even co-host three aspect occasions on the Montreal COP to which the press is invited: 

    • The Launch of the Americas Flyways Initiative” will rejoice a strategic alliance between Audubon, BirdLife Worldwide, and the Latin American and the Caribbean Growth Financial institution (CAF). This groundbreaking hemispheric collaboration will drive scientific analysis and financing in biodiversity conservation, in addition to sustainable monetary investments. This modern collaboration can even help the design and implementation of large-scale improvement initiatives throughout a community of linked websites shared by migratory birds alongside the Americas’ flyways. The launch announcement will probably be held on the GEF Pavilion on December sixteenth at 10:00 AM
    • Listening to the Birds — How Indigenous organizations are co-producing acoustic analysis to tell conservation and stewardship,” will probably be co-hosted alongside the Seal River Watershed Alliance (SRWA), a partnership of 4 First Nations to defend a wholesome watershed and safeguard all life on Earth. Indigenous governments and communities have long-played a useful position in environmental stewardship, together with ongoing efforts to determine Indigenous Protected and Conserved Areas (IPCA) that protect boreal lands. The occasion will happen in the Canada Pavilion on December seventeenth at 11:30 AM.
    • “The World Treasure – Boreal Forests, peat bogs, and ocean” will probably be co-hosted with Wildlands League, Mushkegowuk Council, Weenusk First Nation, and Wildlife Conservation Society. The occasion will happen within the Canada Pavilion on December 11 at 2:00 PM


    About Audubon
    The Nationwide Audubon Society protects birds and the locations they want, immediately and tomorrow. Audubon works all through the Americas utilizing science, advocacy, schooling, and on-the-ground conservation. State packages, nature facilities, chapters, and companions give Audubon an unparalleled wingspan that reaches tens of millions of individuals every year to tell, encourage, and unite various communities in conservation motion. A nonprofit conservation group since 1905, Audubon believes in a world by which individuals and wildlife thrive. Study extra at and on Fb, Twitter and Instagram @audubonsociety.

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