Bird Friendly City: Saving Birds in Canadian Cities and Towns
Join Nature Canada’s Ted Cheskey and Aly Hyder Ali, on July 27th at 1:00 PM EST, for an insightful discussion on current bird population declines occurring in Canada and how we can reverse them by making your city Bird Friendly!
Nature Canada’s Bird Friendly City program provides a framework for municipalities across Canada to create safer conditions for bird populations. In the last 50 years, we have lost 3 billion birds in North America with many of the declines occurring in urban environments due to a variety of human actions. The Bird Friendly City program addresses the main threats and concerns that our birds face in our municipalities, and identifies actions to mitigate threats, increase and protect natural habitat and engage communities to celebrate birds.
In this presentation, Nature Canada’s Aly Hyder Ali and Ted Cheskey will speak to the current declines bird populations are facing, how the Bird Friendly City framework provides a template to address these declines, and Nature Canada’s efforts in developing coalitions across the country to make their cities Bird Friendly.
Aly Hyder Ali (he/him) is Urban Nature Organizer at Nature Canada. He was born in Karachi, Pakistan and lived there for 10 years before moving to Canada with his family. Aly holds a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Sciences and an Ecological Restoration Technician Diploma.
Ted Cheskey (he/him) is naturalist Director at Nature Canada. Ted has an honours degree in Environmental studies and Political Science and a Master in Regional Planning and Resource Management. He is a Master bird bander, co-founder of a bird observatory, author and co-author of many papers and articles on birds and contributor to the State of the birds reporting in Canada and North America.