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 You are subscribed to Audubon-News. To unsubscribe, send email to audubon-news-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx with 'unsubscribe' in the Subject field. To adjust other settings (vacation, digest, etc.) please visit, http://www.freelists.org/list/audubon-news.