WASHINGTON, D.C. – Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar will hold a national media teleconference to announce the 2010 “State of the Birds Report,” which this year focuses on the effects of climate change on migratory bird populations in the United States.
Taking part in the teleconference will be Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar, USFWS Assistant Director Migratory Bird Program Paul Schmidt, Cornell Lab of Ornithology Executive Director John Fitzpatrick, The Nature Conservancy Director Mark Tercek, and American Bird Conservancy State of the Birds Science Team Members.
The report is a collaborative effort of the North American Bird Conservation Initiative (U.S. Committee), American Bird Conservancy, Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies, Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Klamath Bird Observatory, National Audubon Society, National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, The Nature Conservancy, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, U.S.D.A. Forest Service, and U.S. Geological Survey.
The teleconference will be held on Thursday, March 11th at 2:45 EST. For more information on the teleconference, check the Department of the Interior website here.
As stated in the 2010 report, “Global climate change is altering the natural world in ways we are only beginning to understand. One message emerges loud and clear, only committed collective action can protect nature’s resources. It is up to us to safeguard birds, their habitat, and the environment we all share and depend on for our own lives and those of future generations.”