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Saving Wilson's Phalaropes

In spring 2024 the Center for Biological Diversity petitioned the Fish and Wildlife Service to protect Wilson’s phalaropes under the Endangered Species Act. These dainty shorebirds are best known for their spectacular congregations at large salt lakes in the U.S. West, like Great Salt Lake in Utah, which face imminent collapse due to climate change and other human-caused threats.

To catch brine flies, alkali flies, and brine shrimp, Wilson’s phalaropes like to swim in a tight, fast circle that forms a whirlpool, helping raise food from the bottom of shallow water. And in phalaropes, the typical bird sex roles are reversed: The larger, brighter-colored females pursue males, have multiple mates, and aggressively defend their nests, while males care for chicks.


About the Center:

The Center for Biological Diversity is a 501c3 nonprofit headquartered in Tucson, Arizona. At the Center, we believe that the welfare of human beings is deeply linked to nature — to the existence in our world of a vast diversity of wild animals and plants. Because diversity has intrinsic value, and because its loss impoverishes society, we work to secure a future for all species, great and small, hovering on the brink of extinction. We do so through science, law and creative media, with a focus on protecting the lands, waters and climate that species need to survive.

We want those who come after us to inherit a world where the wild is still alive.

Where to find us:

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Date 4/3/2024 Format Instructional
Length unknown Keywords SustainabilityMember of Special Collection Biodiversity More Details
On Amazon Fires: "We're on the Edge of a Cliff"

"We're at this stage because we've treated the earth like a resource to be exploited for profit," argues Paul Paz y Miño, associate director of Amazon Watch. Fires in the Amazon are waking people up to the need for a radical change in how we value nature -- going beyond its economic worth or carbon sequestration potential.

EarthSayer Paul Paz y MiƱo
Date 10/11/2019 Format Panel
Length unknown Keywords SustainabilityMember of Special Collection Climate Change More Details
Excerpts from Two Speeches by Ethnobotanist Mark Plotkin

The first short excerpt is from Mark's Speech at the October 2014 TED Global conference in RiodeJaneiro, Brazil in which he addresses how indigenous cultures, isolated and uncontacted tribes, are disappearing - they are the most endangered species in the Amazon Rainforest, not the jaguar nor the eagle. The second excerpt is from Mark's August 2006 speech as part of the Authors@Google series in which he emphasizes his view that protecting the earth is good for us spiritually.

  • Published on Dec 1, 2014
EarthSayer Mark Plotkin
Date unknown Format Speech
Length unknown Keywords SustainabilityMember of Special Collection Forests More Details
Woodlands of Ireland by Eco-Eye

 In ancient Ireland, trees were revered and worshiped, the price of chopping one down was severe, so why has this love and respect of our natural woodlands not survived?

Episode two of Eco Eye 2014 looks at the efforts of those trying to save and even restore our native woodlands and along with it the biodiversity that thrived for thousands of years in these magical places

Published on Jan 14, 2014

See also Woodlands of Ireland and BirdWatch Ireland.

EarthSayers Dr. John Cross; Anja Murry; Aileen Sullivan
Date unknown Format Series
Length unknown Keywords SustainabilityMember of Special Collection Forests More Details

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