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The Power of Birds: Putting the Kibosh on Extinction

October 4, 2023 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Event Description:

Climate change and the extinction crisis are the greatest challenges of our time. Both phenomena pose existential threats to the future of life. The decline of birds is a manifestation of the extinction crisis and serves as a clarion call to action. Birds offer the promise of hope. Conspicuous and beautiful, they can help address our greatest environmental perils. This virtual presentation will provide examples of birds as powerful conservation catalysts and offer strategies for engagement by everyone.

Location: Virtual

Registration: Registration is required. Participants will receive a Zoom link upon registration.

Baltimore Oriole credit Dave Frericks

Learn about our presenter!

Craig Thompson, DNR

Craig Thompson

Craig Thompson started working for the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) when gas was 86 cents a gallon. Over the past 30 years, he’s held a variety of positions with the Department, specializing in migratory bird conservation and protected areas management.

He currently serves as Chief of Program Integration for the DNR’s Natural Heritage Conservation (NHC) Program. Craig has a clinical obsession with birding in the tropics, especially during Wisconsin’s chilly winters.

Craig Thompson
NHC Program Integration Chief


October 4, 2023
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm