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Why this Matters: America’s birds are in trouble — two-thirds of all North American bird species are now at risk of extinction. On Wednesday, the US Fish and Wildlife Service declared 22 species extinct, including the iconic ivory-billed woodpecker.
Bird conservation agencies hope a permit program — that had been drafted during the Obama Administration but never implemented — would be brought back. Permits would require companies to take preventative measures to ensure birds’ safety, “such as installing screens to keep birds out of oil pits and turning off or altering telecommunication tower lights to reduce collisions,” according to NPR.
“We’ve lost almost 3 billion birds in the last 50 years,” Jerome Ford, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service assistant director for migratory birds, told NPR. “We want to create a common-sense approach that works to both conserve birds and provide regulatory certainty to industry.”
Do you have a good eye? Are you surprisingly good at Where’s Waldo and like Walruses? If so, we have great opportunity for you! The World Wildlife Fund (WWF) is seeking volunteers to help count Atlantic walruses…from space. Sea ice is retreating fast as global temperatures rise, forcing walruses to crowd on smaller floes […]
By Natasha Lasky, ODP Staff Writer At a UN conference in Kunming, China, President Xi Jinping set aside $230 million to form a fund that preserves biodiversity in developing countries. This announcement was made at the UN Convention on Biological Diversity talks (COP15) which are dedicated to preserving delicate ecosystems and preventing plants and animals […]
The people have spoken! The portly patriarch of paunch persevered to pulverize the Baron of Beardonkadonk in the final match of #FatBearWeek 2021. 480 Otis can now boast a bevy of bests w/ this fourth 1st place finish. As we celebrate, like a true champ 480 is still chowing down. pic.twitter.com/rLvm7pvGJW — Katmai National Park […]
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