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New York (December 7, 2022) — A delegation from the National Audubon Society, the Americas’ leading bird conservation organization, joins world leaders as they reunite for Part II of the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity COP15 in Montreal this month. Audubon CEO Elizabeth Gray led the delegation, which included Chief Conservation Officer Marshall Johnson; board member and acclaimed wildlife advocate Jane Alexander; These include Audubon America Senior Vice President Aurelio Ramos and Boreal Vice President Conservation Jeff Wells.
The COP15 theme, Building a Shared Future for All Life on Earth, aligns perfectly with Audubon’s mission and current ambitious agenda to protect birds and places they need. match. Birds are canaries in the coal mines of biodiversity loss. In 2019, Audubon scientists found that two-thirds of her birds in North America alone are at risk of extinction due to climate change. But birds can also point the way to nature-based solutions that benefit all life on Earth.
“Around the world, declining bird populations portend biodiversity loss, but birds can also point the way forward.” Audubon CEO Elizabeth Gray said:“Ensuring healthy habitats and flyways is important not only for birds and their ecosystems, but for all life. Working with departments is essential, and at Audubon we are taking urgent and ambitious joint action to protect the future of both people and wildlife.”
As Audubon scientists found in a 2021 study, critical bird habitats often overlap with major ecosystems such as forests, wetlands and peatlands, which are the natural carbon sources for many species. It also functions as a sink and habitat. Conserving and protecting these landscapes not only provides safe havens for birds and other wildlife, but also helps mitigate the effects of climate change.
Founded in 1905, the National Audubon Society is a non-profit conservation organization dedicated to the protection of birds and their ecosystems. From halting the feather trade to banning the pesticides that caused ‘Silent Spring’ to mobilizing to pass the Endangered Species Act, the Clean Air Act and the Clean Water Act, Audubon is at the forefront of protecting the planet. standing in Over 100 years of nature and people.
Today, Audubon works across the Americas and in partnership with organizations around the world to protect birds and their places of need. Audubon partners with the clean energy industry and legislators to increase renewable energy production, reduce interactions with wildlife, and help resilience hundreds of bird species and their habitats and how climate change impacts their habitats. Leading research on impact.. The Audubon America Program works with many other national and indigenous governments and communities to bring a hemispherical approach to bird conservation throughout the bird life cycle.
“The natural world on which birds and other species are fundamentally dependent does not respect borders and divisions. Environmental problems and solutions everywhere on the planet can affect us all. I haveA board member of the Audubon Board and a highly respected wildlife advocate said: Jane Alexander“At this conference, we must come together as a global community to overcome these divisions and secure a common future for all living things.”
At COP15, Audubon will work with world leaders, indigenous leaders, the NGO sector, the business community, youth and others to develop, advocate and implement effective strategies for biodiversity conservation and restoration support the Audubon uses science, advocacy, education and on-the-ground conservation to promote the most effective nature-based solutions to the twin crises of climate change and biodiversity loss through its diverse portfolio. Engaging membership and numerous partners.
“Protecting and protecting birds and their habitats is the answer to many of the resource issues discussed at this conference.” Audubon Chief Conservation Officer Marshall Johnson said. “We must adopt strategies that are collaborative, fair and harmonious with nature. At the forefront of the conservation movement, Audubon and our partners can help lead the way. increase.”
“The Hemispheric Cooperation to Conserve Birds and Biodiversity includes Canada, the Americas, Indigenous governments and communities, and how COP15 leaders can work together to protect nature anywhere in the world. It may serve as a model for Audubon Senior Vice President, Americas Aurelio Ramos.
Audubon will also co-host three side events at the Montreal COP where the press will be invited.
- “Launch of America’s Flyway Initiative Celebrate the strategic partnership between Audubon, BirdLife International and the Latin American and Caribbean Development Bank (CAF). This groundbreaking hemispheric collaboration will facilitate scientific research and funding, as well as sustainable financial investment in biodiversity conservation. This innovative collaboration will also support the design and execution of large-scale development projects across a network of linked sites shared by migratory birds along the flyways of the Americas. The presentation is December 16th at 10am GEF Pavilion.
- “Listening to the Birds: How Indigenous Organizations Collaborate on Acoustic Research to Inform Conservation and Management” is co-organized with the Seal River Watershed Alliance (SRWA), a partnership of four First Nations to protect healthy watersheds and protect all life on Earth. Indigenous governments and communities have played an invaluable role in environmental stewardship, including ongoing efforts to establish Indigenous Peoples Conservation Areas (IPCAs) to protect northern lands.The event will be held in December 17, 11:30 am, Canada Pavilion.
- “Treasures of the Earth – Boreal Forests, Peatlands and Seas” Co-organized by Wildlands League, Mushkegowuk Council, Weenusk First Nation and Wildlife Conservation Society.the event is Canada Pavilion December 11, 2:00 PM
The National Audubon Society protects birds and places they need, today and tomorrow. Audubon works across America using science, advocacy, education and conservation on the ground. State programs, nature centers, chapters and partners give Audubon an unparalleled wingspan to inform and inspire millions of people each year and unite diverse communities in conservation efforts. increase. A nonprofit conservation organization since 1905, Audubon believes in a world where people and wildlife thrive. Click here for details www.audubon.org On Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @audubonsociety.
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