Save the nationally endangered Piping Plover
Extensive recreational use of beaches and shoreline development for tourism is pushing the tiny Piping Plover towards extinction. This well-camouflaged shorebird feeds and nests along the beaches, yet oblivious beachgoers trample their nests without even realising while careless people pollute their nesting grounds with plastic litter.
Photo: Piping plover, Canada © Will Sweet/Flickr Creative Commons
Bird Studies Canada is working with beach users to reduce disturbance from pets and all-terrain vehicles and is also monitoring populations to then carry out awareness-raising measures in the most important nesting areas.
Photo: Nova Scotia, Canada ©pxhere.com
Bird Studies Canada’s mission is urgent. With increasing tourism along the coast, the threat to shorebirds is multiplying. They currently do not have sufficient means to inform as many beach users as they could, but your contribution will help them expand their vital work to save the Piping Plover from extinction.
Photo: Piping Plover © Lindsay Addison