CLCF welcomes Craig Thompson, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Chief of Program Integration for the Bureau of Natural Heritage Conservation. His focus is the conservation of migratory birds across the Western Hemisphere. For the past 30 years, he has led conservation birding tours to the tropics to support protection efforts for some of Latin America’s most threatened habitats.
Craig will share how the extinction crisis is one of the greatest challenges of our time. Declining bird populations are a manifestation of the crisis and serve as a clarion call to action. Birds offer the promise of hope. Conspicuous and beautiful, they can help address our greatest environmental perils. The presentation will provide examples of birds as powerful conservation catalysts, highlight the importance of the Cedar Lakes Conservation Foundation’s efforts to address biodiversity loss and offer strategies for engagement by everyone.