[audubon-news] Media Advisory - Press Conference

  • From: "BIANCHI, John" <JBIANCHI@xxxxxxxxxxx>
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  • Date: Thu, 19 Jun 2003 15:16:21 -0400

Contact: Perry Plumart
202-861-2242
Mike Daulton
202-861-2242
MEDIA ADVISORY
PRESS CONFERENCE


INVASIVE SPECIES CRISIS

A REPORT ON
INVASIVE SPECIES THREAT TO AMERICA'S DECLINING BIRDS

One-Third of Audubon Watchlist Species Affected

National Audubon Society's analysis of the threat invasive species pose to 
America's birds and wildlife will be released at a press conference.  Invasive 
species have infested more than 100 million acres of the American landscape, 
cause more than $130 billion of damage to the American economy each year, and 
constitute a primary threat to America's declining birds and other wildlife.  

The report, Cooling the Hot Spots, demonstrates that invasive species are 
rapidly destroying valuable habitat needed by some of America's 
fastest-declining birds, and identifies ten invasive species Hot Spots in need 
of protection, to give a science-based road map toward meaningful conservation 
progress.  

WHO:            Bob Perciasepe, Senior Vice President for Public Policy, Audubon
                Congressman Wayne Gilchrest of Maryland
                Congressman Ron Kind of Wisconsin
                Congressman Brian Baird of Washington
                Other Members of Congress are expected to attend

WHEN:   Tues., June 24, 2003

TIME:   1:00 PM

WHERE:  Cannon Terrace (1st & Independence Ave, midway up steps, to the right)

STUFFED SNAKEHEAD TOYS WILL BE DISTRIBUTED.

For more information contact
Perry Plumart 202-861-2242
Mike Daulton 202-861-2242


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