Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Save our Boreal Birds

Some of you may have already signed this petition, as I've blogged about it before. Dave emailed this appeal to try and obtain more signatures in order to reach 70,000 by May 12th.

Hi Mike,

I wanted to know if I could ask a favor of you. The Boreal Songbird Initiative, along with other environmental groups like Bird Studies Canada, Nature Canada, the David Suzuki Foundation, among others created a petition called "Save our Boreal Birds" a little over a year ago. This petition will be sent to the Prime Minister of Canada and many provincial leaders, and asks that vital bird habitat be kept intact despite the fact that over 30% of the Boreal Forest has already been designated for development. As you may know, many migratory birds that travel through the US and other countries breed in the Boreal Forest to the north.

We're launching the petition on May 12th, and are currently at about 60,000 signatures. We're trying to get up to 70,000 before the launch. Is there any way you could post a link to the petition on your blog? If this isn't something you would normally post, could you sign the petition and send it to your friends? There is a page following the sign page where you can upload your email contacts and check the ones you want to invite.

We're so close to 70,000! Anything you can do to help get a few more signatures would be greatly appreciated. Also, feel free to email or call if you have questions (info below).

Thank you for your time,


David Childs
Boreal Songbird Initiative &
The International Boreal Conservation Campaign
1904 Third Avenue, Suite 305
Seattle, Washington 98101

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