Saturday, December 06, 2008

Are we losing this fight?

"Millions of birds could be lost over the next 30 to 50 years due to oil sands development in northern Alberta, according to a report released Tuesday in Edmonton. 'As many as 166 million may be lost if tar sands development continues without some kind of major change,' said Jeff Wells, the lead author of the report and senior scientist with Boreal Songbird Initiative."

Link: Full article from CBC.CA

Link: NRDC: Danger in the Nursery

Report: Millions of Birds will be Lost from Tar Sands Development

Dr. Jeff Wells (above) explains how Canada's tar sands will likely result in millions of birds lost.

Link: Boreal Songbird Initiative

Petition: Save our Boreal Birds

Petition: Save our Greatest Bird Nursery

"Here is a community, said to be the richest and most enlightened in America, which yet allows its finest scenes of natural beauty to be destroyed one by one, regardless of the fact that the great city of the future which is to fill this land would certainly prize every such scene exceedingly, and would gladly help to pay the cost of preserving them today."

-- Harvard Professor Charles Eliot (1891)

White-throated Sparrow: your northern neighbor!

White-throated Sparrow © 2008 Mike McDowell

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