Tuesday, February 12, 2008

How Birds Lose

Red Knot in Madison

Did you watch the PBS Nature special "Crash" about Horseshoe Crabs and Red Knots?

Here's an update:

"New Jersey regulators have rejected a ban on horseshoe crab harvesting intended to protect migratory birds that feed on the crabs' eggs. The 5-4 vote Monday by the New Jersey Marine Fisheries Council dealt a blow to environmentalists and state environmental officials who warn the birds, called red knots, could soon go extinct."

Link: Full Article from PressofAtlanticCity.com

Link: How you can help save the Red Knot

Red Knot © 2008 Mike McDowell

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