conservation

Endangered bird – and subject of recently published book – is beating the odds, according to new survey

by Brianne Johnson November 1, 2012

Since the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) announced a population all-time high for the Kirtland’s warbler — the rarest warbler species in North America — one thing has been made clear, according to a DNR endangered species coordinator quoted in the DNR’s press release: “We are witnessing a conservation success story.” And that inspiring and amazing story is documented in The Kirtland’s Warbler: The Story of a Bird’s Fight Against Extinction and the People Who Saved It by William Rapai, which was recently published by the Press. According to the DNR’s annual survey, the number of singing male Kirtland’s warblers spiked […]

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Jerry Dennis (“The Windward Shore”) named Circle of Blue ‘Action Figure’

by Shaun Manning July 5, 2012

The Windward Shore author Jerry Dennis has been named to Circle of Blue’s list of “Action Figures,”  a series of profiles honoring “innovators who are doing extraordinary work in water, food, and energy.” Circle of Blue, an organization providing research, information, and policy suggestions regarding water and its relationships to food, energy, and health, cited Dennis’ advocacy for the environment of the Great Lakes, the subject of his many books including The Windward Shore. Read Jerry’s “Action Figure” profile and learn more about Circle of Blue’s important work. The Windward Shore is available now.

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