Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Debate continues over future of "bird jewel"

"Concerns are being raised by Audubon (BirdLife in the US) over the future of California's Salton Sea, an Important Bird Area that is home to one in five species found in North America. The State of California have been tasked to come up with a plan for restoring the Sea, but so far none of the proposals outlined by the state in its Draft Environmental Impact Report include actions to 'adequately' maintain the site as a habitat for wildlife, conservationists argue."

Link: Read more at BirdLife International

Black-necked Stilt image © 2007 Mike McDowell

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