Tuesday, June 23, 2009

conservation, environment & ornithology news

News from BirdLife International can be found at this link.

If you've never looked at it before, try the site of the Great Lakes Information Network, here -- lots of valuable information.

The United Nations Environment Programme website has some new features worth investigating. One interesting feature is the Atlas of Biodiversity, for example. Set up the world map in any one of several ways - to see the distribution of threatened bird species, click on making that feature the active layer.

A long list of pdf documents on birds and conservation is available at the online "Conservation Library" of the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, here. An excellent resource!

Learn about the development of wind power in the Great Lakes: whether you're for it or against it, you can see presentations and an agenda from the recent conference of the Great Lakes Wind Collaborative at this link. I attended this conference - it was very worthwhile.

Learn about Great Lakes United, an international advocacy organization promoting stewardship of the Great Lakes, at their website.

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