Provide emergency funds to help restore birds and habitats in the Bahama Islands
The northern Bahama Islands have been utterly devastated by Hurricane Dorian. This Category 5 storm battered the Abacos and Grand Bahama for more than two days with 185 to 220 mph winds and a storm surge in excess of 23 feet. The damage to communities, lives, and habitats is unprecedented and heartbreaking.
I am asking for your assistance to help birds and nature recover. Our long-time partner, the Bahamas National Trust, needs all the help we can give them to help birds survive, and clean up and restore vital habitats. They need funds to carry out bird surveys, provide supplemental feeding, repair and replace damaged equipment and infrastructure, and restore their national parks on these islands.
I ask you to read about the threatened and endemic birds that we are most worried about and find out how you can immediately help to save them and restore their habitats.
Please be as generous as you can and give today.
With heartfelt thanks for your support,
Lisa Sorenson, Ph.D.
Executive Director, BirdsCaribbean
p.s. Please share this email with your friends and networks that might be able to help. Thank you!
Four threatened endemic species on Grand Bahama and Abaco (clockwise from upper left): Bahama Parrot, Bahama Swallow, Bahama Warbler, Bahama Nuthatch. (photos by Lynn Gape, Melanie Rose Wells, Erika Gates, Bruce Hallett)
Edited by Ellen Paul