Wednesday, January 2, 2013

NATIONAL BIRD DAY 2013

National Bird Day

Saturday, Jan. 5, 2013

Why National Bird Day?
  • The beauty, songs, and flight of birds have long been sources of human inspiration.
  • Today, nearly 12 percent of the world's 9,800 bird species may face extinction within the next century, including nearly one-third of the world's 330 parrot species.
  • Birds are sentinel species whose plight serves as barometer of ecosystem health and alert system for detecting global environmental ills.
  • Many of the world's parrots and songbirds are threatened with extinction due to pressures from the illegal pet trade, disease, and habitat loss.
  • Public awareness and education about the physical and behavioral needs of birds can go far in improving the welfare of the millions of birds kept in captivity.
  • The survival and well-being of the world's birds depends upon public education and support for conservation.
This is the reason for National Bird Day.

source:  http://www.nationalbirdday.com/

Don't miss out on
our BLOG HOP
to honor this event...
JANUARY 13, 2013

1 comment:

Vicky F. AKA Crafting Vicky said...

ohhhh this is sooo sad. Totally make me see the blog hop in a different way...