Charity of the week
Habitat loss is the leading factor driving species extinction, thereby threatening Earth’s ecosystems. Founded in 1965, Point Blue Conservation Science (pointblue.org) seeks to protect the habitats of birds and other wildlife through research, educational outreach, and partnerships with organizations. Point Blue’s scientists use extensive research to tackle habitat degradation and regularly monitor ecosystems to find what approaches are and aren’t working. Point Blue has worked for years to protect California’s migrating seabirds and is currently engaged in an effort to save the diminishing population of seabirds in Northern California’s Farallon Islands. In the past 20 years, Point Blue has helped cities across California plan for sea-level rises and secured 800,000 acres of land for wildlife.
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