Monday, September 27, 2010

birds & wildlife: climate change and the US Fish & Wildlife Service

The US Fish & Wildlife Service has developed a strategy to deal with climate change. There are "estimates that approximately 20-30 percent of the world’s plant and animal species assessed as of 2006 are likely to be at increasingly high risk of extinction as global mean temperatures exceed a warming of 2 – 3°C above preindustrial levels". You can read about their planning at this link.

Friday, September 17, 2010

sturgeon release - you can participate!

It's that time of year again, for the fabulous Sturgeon event at Riveredge Nature Center. Riveredge and the Wisconsin DNR, a group of Volunteers, Sponsors and Donors will release imprinted sturgeons into the Milwaukee River once again. Saturday, October 2, 2010, is STURGEON FEST --- the 5th Annual Return of the Lake Sturgeon to the Milwaukee River. You can sponsor and release your own sturgeon - go to their website, to learn how you can participate!

Friday, September 10, 2010

birds and biodiversity

See this news page from Birdlife International on the value of preserving biodiversity, and find more about the International Year of Biodiversity.