Presenter: JD Bergeron
via Zoom, see details to register below, NOTE: 2023 meetings have a new Zoom link, you will need to register once to attend virtual meetings this year
Experts around the world agree–aquatic birds are in crisis. The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation reports that “Seabirds are declining faster than any other group of birds. Populations of oceanic seabirds are most threatened” (2018). Earth's delicate ecological systems are woven together by intricate and far-reaching threads of movement and change. As habitats shift, wildlife is affected. At International Bird Rescue, we are called to continue to take action, to innovate and evolve in response to the changing needs of our patients. As we move into our next 50 years, we build partnerships which help protect the natural world waterbirds rely on for their survival. In the future, Bird Rescue will continue to respond to these crises as they emerge and also to center conservation as a critical and growing part to the work we do. And we can’t do it alone. The public must be involved–willing, engaged, and connected to the collective challenge.
JD Bergeron brings his passion for birds and nature together with 20 years of non-profit leadership as the CEO of International Bird Rescue. An unconventional problem solver, JD has worked in poverty alleviation, economic development, and served in the U.S. Peace Corps. He is the co-founder of a bicycle fundraiser in Zambia to raise money for girls' empowerment and HIV/AIDS and a graduate of Washington University in St. Louis
Register in advance for this meeting:
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.