The Red Knot Needs Your Help

Red Knot Posted by Hello

The Red Knot is a small bird the winters in Tierra del Fuego and Breeds in Canada. Along the way it stops in various places in North America where it feeds on horshoe crab eggs. Unfortunately:

These eggs are being harvested unsustainably (for use as bait for conch and eels), and unless an emergency moratorium on harvesting is implemented, the results could be disastrous for shorebirds, especially the Red Knot.

What can you do?

Go to bootstrap analysis and be educated on the issue, then follow the links and sign the petition – I did!

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6 Responses

  1. Petition signed! Too many of our birds are being wiped out because of what we’ve done to their eco-system/habitat. It’s time to change that around

  2. I hope you didn’t make that comment from work – I’d hate to think I caused someone to be distracted from do an honest day’s job (hehe).

  3. Thanks for posting this. I had no idea. I will go and sign the petition. BTW, that’s a really pretty bird.

  4. Thanks for posting this. I had no idea. I will go and sign the petition. BTW, that’s a really pretty bird.

  5. I’m just trying to spread the word. I figure the blogosphere could be a powerful networking tool on stuff like this. I wish I could say I took that photo – but I found it on the net. They look really cool flying too. Thanks for signing!

  6. If I did, it was during lunch:)

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