Friday, February 10, 2017

Conservation Science in Action: Watch Now

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If there’s one thing I’ve learned in my research over the years, it’s this: effective conservation is not just about birds, it’s about birds and people.

That’s why I’m so excited—and encouraged—about the work my Cornell Lab of Ornithology colleagues and I are doing in Central and South America.

Since 2005, we have been conducting vital conservation research within coffee farms. As you may know, songbirds such as Baltimore Orioles and Rose-breasted Grosbeaks spend the winter in some of the world’s most productive coffee-growing countries.

Unfortunately, the habitats that these birds need are disappearing. For example, Colombia has lost 75 percent of its mountain forests.

I hope you’ll take a moment to watch this brief video highlighting our impact in Colombia.

The future of birds tomorrow depends on our actions today, which is why I hope you will consider a donation to the Cornell Lab of Ornithology.

I am incredibly grateful to all those who support the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and make possible the research my students, my colleagues, and I are conducting in Colombia and elsewhere about the importance of shade-grown coffee to migratory birds, tropical ecosystems, and people.

Thank you so much.

Amanda Rodewald
Garvin Professor and Director of Conservation Science 
Cornell Lab of Ornithology   159 Sapsucker Woods Rd.    Ithaca,  NY   14850 

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