The Conservation Program for the Western Snowy Plover, a threatened bird species found on Los Angeles County Beaches, faces an uncertain future. Federal funding that supported this program in the past, and appeared to be on track for renewal, has been unexpectedly cancelled.
Los Angeles Audubon Society needs your support now to protect plovers!
Since 2007, Los Angeles Audubon Society has partnered with other Audubon chapters, managing community volunteers to protect plovers and to provide yearly monitoring data that is used by wildlife agencies to manage County and State Beaches. In 2017, for the first time in nearly 70 years, Western Snowy Plovers nested on Los Angeles County beaches.
This is a critical time for plovers, and without funding, we cannot support the work of our permitted biologists, field staff, and volunteers to continue necessary plover monitoring and protection.
It is imperative that ongoing, uninterrupted data collection and public engagement is maintained to help support the survival of Western Snowy Plovers.
Your generous donation will ensure ongoing monitoring and protection of this threatened species.
We urgently need $25,000 to cover a portion of one year’s budget for Western Snowy Plover conservation efforts. With your generous funding support, permitted biologists will conduct roost and nest surveys on a monthly basis targeting known plover roost sites in Los Angeles County. Should nests be detected, permitted biologists will coordinate with local, state, and federal agencies to implement protective enclosures and install nest ex-closures to keep dogs and people off the nests.
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We greatly appreciate any support and monetary contribution you can make.
Los Angeles Audubon Society
Photo credits: 1) Ron LeValley, and 2, 3, 4) Stacey Vigallon