“A worldwide catastrophe is underway among an extraordinary group of birds — the marathon migrants we know as shorebirds. Numbers of some species are falling so quickly that many biologists fear an imminent planet-wide wave of extinctions.”
This article from The New York Times is an incredibly informative read on the crisis facing shorebirds, and highlights many of the reasons for QLF’s conservation work in Eastern Canada, and the development of a new program to promote transboundary conservation along the world’s great flyways. As John W. Fitzpatrick and Nathan R. Senner write, “The global collapse of migratory shorebird populations is much more than a calamity facing a group of exquisitely evolved birds. It also tells us that our global network of aquatic systems is fraying.”
You can learn more about shorebird conservation in this Fall 2017 article by Dr. Kathleen Blanchard, Senior Consultant in Biodiversity Conservation at QLF. Kath will gather a new group of interns in eastern Canada this summer to further this essential conservation work and develop the next generation of environmental leaders.
And stay tuned for a Spring 2019 program where QLF will gather conservationists from all the world’s great flyways to facilitate an exchange of conservation innovation and effective techniques on the stewardship of migratory birds.