The Solution is Clear: Conservation Needs Funding

The Solution is Clear: Conservation Needs Funding

We already see it starting - fewer songbirds in our trees, brilliantly colorful coral reefs bleaching to white, and silence where there was once the croaking of frogs. Maintaining diverse ecosystems is important to all aspects of our lives - it’s tied to our health, our economy, and helps to keep the fabric of life together. But despite its importance, biodiversity is in free fall. About one million species are at risk of extinction worldwide and we now know North America has lost over 3 billion birds in past decades. We face a future where we hear fewer and fewer bird songs or insect chirps, where species like the ocelot or the whooping crane may become a thing of the past. Click here to learn more about the tools to help us combat this crisis.

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Meg Evansen
Conservation Science and Policy Analyst

As the Conservation Science and Policy Analyst in the Center for Conservation Innovation at Defenders, Meg assists with the analysis of scientific research and policy implementation to find new and creative solutions for wildlife conservation.