Wild Birds Unlimited partners with Arbor Day Foundation to restore migratory and songbird habitats in North American forests
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LINCOLN, Neb., Sept. 16, 2022 / CSRwire / — The Arbor Day Foundation and Wild Birds Unlimited have partnered to plant trees in forests across the United States and Canada. These targeted planting projects will help restore areas of degraded habitat that are home to vulnerable species of migratory birds, songbirds and a variety of other wildlife.
In Florida, trees will be planted in the Econfina and Chipola watersheds as well as Wakulla Springs State Park to help restore declining stands of longleaf pine that serve as critical nesting homes for the woodpecker. endangered white face. In the Pacific Northwest, trees will be planted in Oregon’s Willamette National Forest, a key part of the threatened hunting ground of the northern spotted owl. Just north of British Columbia, trees are needed to support essential breeding ecosystems for migratory sandhill cranes and other bird species at risk. Over 35 species of birds that visit our backyard feeders use the above habitats as year-round homes, to raise families, or as a stopover during migration.
“Trees help protect vital ecosystems, allowing wildlife to continue to thrive in their natural habitats,” said Dan Lambe, CEO of the Arbor Day Foundation. “Our partnership with Wild Birds Unlimited helps us draw attention to the growing need to protect these essential forests and the species that inhabit them.”
Over the past 50 years, the Arbor Day Foundation has worked to plant nearly 500 million trees in forests and communities around the world. Through a global network of partnerships, the Foundation facilitates projects that enable organizations of all sizes to achieve their environmental and sustainability goals through measurable and impactful work through trees and forests. The Foundation recently announced an initiative to plant 500 million trees over the next 5 years in the forests and communities that need them most.
“Trees are vital to birds and their ecosystem in many ways. Not only do trees provide shelter and a place for birds to raise their young, they also provide multiple food sources,” said Brian Cunningham, Director of Nature Outreach and Education for Wild Birds Unlimited. . “Many trees generate seeds, nuts or fruits. But they also attract an array of insects, especially caterpillars that birds feed to their nestlings or consume for food during migration.
According to an article published in the journal Science*, nearly three billion birds have been lost since 1970; that’s one in four birds gone in less than one lifetime. Wild Birds Unlimited is committed to inspiring our customers and communities to take action to help save songbirds. By following these seven simple actions, anyone can help reverse declining bird populations and save the songbirds in their backyard. When we work together, we can make a difference.
About the Arbor Day Foundation
Founded in 1972, the Arbor Day Foundation has grown to become the largest nonprofit organization dedicated to planting trees, with more than one million members, supporters and valued partners. Over the past 50 years, nearly 500 million Arbor Day Foundation trees have been planted in neighborhoods, communities, cities and forests around the world. Our vision is to lead to a world where trees are used to solve problems essential to survival.
As one of the world’s largest operating conservation foundations, the Arbor Day Foundation, through its members, partners, and programs, educates and engages stakeholders and communities around the world to get involved. in its mission of planting, caring for and celebrating trees. More information is available at arborday.org.
About Unlimited Wild Birds
Wild Birds Unlimited is the original and largest franchise system of backyard bird and wildlife specialty stores with over 350 locations across the United States and Canada. Wild Birds Unlimited specializes in connecting people and nature with bird food and natural products, expert advice and educational events. Listen to our podcast, nature centered, to learn more about feeding birds and enjoying nature in your garden. Episodes can be found here, https://www.wbu.com/podcast. Visit our website and shop online at www.wbu.com. To find out how you can open your own Wild Birds Unlimited, visit www.wbufranchise.com.
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Arbor Day Foundation
Arbor Day Foundation
Founded in 1972, the Arbor Day Foundation has grown to become the largest nonprofit organization dedicated to planting trees, with more than one million members, supporters and valued partners. Over the past 44 years, more than 250 million Arbor Day Foundation trees have been planted in neighborhoods, communities, cities and forests around the world.
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