Be a Climate Change Messenger
Climate change threatens the birds we see every day. The warming trend poses profound challenges to conservation. With breaks in the links that connect birds with their migration and food sources including habitat loss, we are challenged to find a solution.
Audubon’s Birds & Climate Change Report confirmed that climate change is the single greatest threat to our North American birds. This report found that 314 bird species are at risk of significant declines due to drastic shifts in their breeding or winter distributions.
Our Florida coasts are particularly vulnerable because of rising sea levels. Building sea walls is not the solution to holding back the ocean. We need to preserve uplands adjacent to our beaches and saltmarshes which will act as corridors as the coastlines retreat. Watch the video in the Climate Messenger Toolkit below to get a better explanation of the issues.
We need you help in getting the message to the public and our elected officials. Here are helpful resources in spreading the word.
Climate Change Messenger Toolkit:
- Video: Rising Seas: Florida's Vulnerable Beaches and Islands
- Video: Rising Seas: Florida's Vulnerable Saltmarsh
- Power Point: Rising Seas: Florida's Vulnerable Coastal Birds & Habitat
- Find Your Local Elected Officials
- Join Audubon Florida's Conservation Network to stay abreast of conservation issues.