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Conservation: How Pesticides Affect Bird Health

tue13apr4:00 pmtue5:30 pmConservation: How Pesticides Affect Bird HealthConservation in Colorado program about how pesticides affect birds and actions you can take to help. Suggested donation $5

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Conservation in Colorado Lecture Series. Suggested Donation: $5 per person. Registration closes 2 p.m., April 13.

Pesticides are widely used around the world to protect crops from agricultural pests, but they can have unintended negative consequences for non-target species, including birds. This presentation provides a brief background into pesticide use in North America, and describes indirect and direct effects that pesticides can have on birds. It also covers the importance of creating policies at the state and local level to increase habitat, improve land management practices and reduce pesticide use, to protect pollinator and bird health. Since the challenges faced by biodiversity loss call for strategic action at all levels, learn examples of strategic actions and ways to engage that can result in wins for Colorado people, birds, and pollinators.

Presented by Margaret Eng, Post-Doctoral fellow in the USask Toxicology Centre, and Joyce Kennedy, People and Pollinators Action Network.

Dr. Margaret Eng is an avian ecotoxicologist interested in how chemicals in the environment affect wildlife health. Margaret’s postdoctoral research focused on the effects of neonicotinoid insecticides on migrating songbirds.
Joyce Kennedy, the chief coordinator of the People and Pollinators Action Network, leads the organization's programs and advocacy efforts.

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Photo by Dick Vogel, Denver Audubon Volunteer


April 13, 2021 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm(GMT+00:00)



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