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Protect Birds & Wildlife: Be the Solution to Plastic Pollution!

"WELCOME BIRDERS & LOVERS OF NATURE" 

World Migratory Bird Day 

Our goal today is to spotlight and record migratory and common  birds and their habitat, and the dangers trash plays in the deaths and extinction of wildlife and the present danger to our environment. 

Plastic and the harm it does to the environment

With an annual production of more than 300 million tons, plastic is one of the most widely used materials in the world. What often escapes one’s attention is that the plastic is used for its main purpose for only a moment compared with its lifecycle of 20 to 500 years. Lightweight and designed to last, the discarded pieces are easily transported to ecosystems through the forces of nature causing serious threats to migratory species around the world. An estimated 8 million tons of plastic waste enter the world’s oceans each year. To make matters worse, plastic does not simply dissolve. Broken down into small particles by water, sunlight and wind, it often leads to lethal cases of ingestion and entanglement. 

How does plastic affect birds?

Sadly, having wings does not help birds escape the threat of plastic. Dead chicks with stomachs full of plastic, entangled and smothered by plastic rings and nets are all too real consequences of the toll that plastic takes on birds and other wildlife. 

What to do to fight plastic pollution?

Reduce, reuse and recycle - Limit your use of plastic materials and replace them with eco-friendly alternatives, use and dispose of plastics sustainably.

We the People must join together to help keep our Parks & Beaches safe and clean not only for Birds & Wildlife but for the future of our children and their childrens children, and educate those around us that properly disposing of our trash and waste is an important factor in keeping our Planet Safe!

 

 

S Water St 960
Monticello 30° 32' 16.5948" N, 83° 52' 23.0232" W
Start date: 
Saturday, September 28, 2019 - 15:30
End date: 
Saturday, September 28, 2019 - 18:30