Below is a notice I received today from the American Bird Conservancy - This is a wonderful organization, dedicated to the welfare of migratory birds...Check it out; with a click, you can add your support to protecting birds and their habitat.Dear Helen,
On July 10 at 10am EST, I will testify on behalf of American Bird Conservancy at a Congressional hearing on the state of America's birds.My testimony will outline the many threats to migratory and resident birds, and ways these threats can be mitigated. I will call special attention to the Neotropical Migratory Bird Conservation Act and its proven track record in funding conservation efforts that have benefited hundreds of migratory species throughout the hemisphere. ABC and a coalition of members of the Bird Conservation Alliance are asking for an increase in funding for this key program to better serve the needs of declining bird populations.My testimony will resonate better with members of the Committee because you and many other ABC supporters sent letters to their Representatives asking that they cosponsor a bill put forward by Representatives Kind and Gilchrest (HR 5756) that will reauthorize the Act at significantly higher funding levels.I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for taking part in this campaign through our on-line action center. To date, more than 31,000 emails have been sent to Congress requesting that the Act be reauthorized and fully funded. This will make a significant difference in our ongoing efforts to better protect our declining migratory birds.If you would like to listen to the hearing online, please visit http://resourcescommittee.house.gov.
And please don't forget to tell your friends that it is not too late for them to take action on this campaign too. They can visit our online action site at www.abcbirds.org/action and send a letter to their Representative asking them to cosponsor HR 5756.
Thank you once more for your efforts to help protect our declining migratory birds,
Dr. George Wallace
American Bird Conservancy
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American Bird Conservancy (www.abcbirds.org) is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization, whose mission is to conserve native wild birds and their habitats throughout the Americas.