Wednesday Wisdom – Roger Tory Peterson

This week’s Wednesday Wisdom comes at the heels of the release of the 2014 State of the Birds – the most comprehensive review of long-term trend data for U.S. birds ever conducted. And the results are unsettling, with both good news and bad news. The report finds that conservation efforts work when applied, but many bird populations have declined. American naturalist Roger Tory Peterson, best known as the creator of the “Guide to Birds” once warned about the canary in the coal mine affect declining bird populations can have for humanity and the environment at large. Check out the report to see how North American birds are faring and see some of the ways we can work to protect them… and us.roseate Terns_NystromWWSotB

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