Calling all Birders ...and Conservation Policy Buffs

Audubon Vermont is offering a unique webinar on the history of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act (MBTA), a successful and long-standing wildlife protection law that has recently come under threat.

Attend the presentation and then discuss the state of MBTA enforcement with other RCP and Audubon partners from across the Northeast. This is a great forum to bring your questions!

Webinar details:

Date & Time: Thursday, October 1, 1-2:30 pm 

Webinar Title: It Remains a Sin to Kill a Mockingbird

Full Webinar Description: Have you been wondering why the federal government would roll back protections for migratory birds at the same time that scientists are documenting dramatic bird population declines across North America? Please join us to learn about the history of the federal Migratory Bird Treaty Act and a decision by the U.S. Department of Interior to reverse a long-standing interpretation of the law. You can also receive an update on the battle in the courts and congress to restore the full strength of this foundational source of migratory bird protections. Finally, you can hear what is happening in Vermont and other states as they advance bird protections using state laws. DavidMears, Executive Director of Audubon Vermont, will lead a discussion of this timely and important topic.

Register in advance for this meeting, and receive a confirmation email with more meeting info.  

Interested in further dialogue about what RCPs can do to support bird conservation? Learn more about the Northeast Bird Habitat Conservation Initiative or reach out to Katie Blake at Kblake@highstead.net

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Cerulean Warbler // Photo: Andy Reago and Chrissy McClarren/Flickr (CC BY 2.0)

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