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 solutions.
Audubon’s Birds & Climate Change Report confirmed that climate change is the single greatest threat to our North American birds. This report found that 389 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.
We need your help in getting the message to the public and our elected officials. Here are helpful resources in spreading the word:
- Florida Climate Change Advocacy
- Video: Rising Seas: Florida's Vulnerable Beaches and Islands
- Video: Rising Seas: Florida's Vulnerable Saltmarsh
- Florida Audubon Model Ordinance Toolkit
- Find Your Local Elected Officials
- Join Audubon Florida's Conservation Network to stay abreast of conservation issues.