Piping Plover Photo: Camilla Cerea
Protecting and restoring coastlines will strengthen populations of shorebirds while preserving the places they need to survive throughout their lives. The work needed to accomplish this goal will also protect coastal communities against the threat of sea-level rise due to a changing climate. Audubon’s Coasts initiative focuses on the most threatened and iconic bird species that rely on coastal habitats—estuaries, islands, beaches, and the marine environment—throughout the hemisphere. Audubon’s work will target the most important breeding, stopover, and wintering sites in each flyway for 16 flagship bird species. These actions will both stabilize and enhance the populations of those flagship species while simultaneously benefiting at least 375 other species that rely on similar habitats.
Brett has extensive experience in management, communications, strategic planning, and grassroots outreach.
The National Audubon Society has owned the 26,000-acre Paul J Rainey Wildlife Sanctuary in southwest Louisiana since 1924.
A coalition of landowners and land managers working in southern Vermilion Parish, Louisiana.
Audubon Louisiana is conducting surveys to better understand and document this rare and elusive species’ status in coastal Louisiana.
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