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Warblerbrau!

I was following an online conversation where someone was complaining (not without justice!) that people were much more interested in beer than in conservation.

My solution to this is to combine the two.

warblerbrau

The Kirtland’s Warbler is endangered as all get out, breeds only in jack pine forests in Michigan, and is believed to number some 5000 individuals. On the bright side, that’s a lot more than there used to be and conservation efforts seem to be helping a lot.

This was a quick silliness, but if you really must have a print, far be it from me to stop you…


Originally published at Tea with the Squash God. You can comment here or there.

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The Kirtland’s Warbler is endangered as all get out, ... is believed to number some 5000 individuals.

Down my way we have some really endangered species, for example the Black Robin was down to 5 in 1980, and is now up to about 250 birds. Some spectacular work by Don Merton and his team went into getting them back to something approaching viability. NZ Post issued a stamp commemorating the female ("Old Blue") that single handedly brought them back from the brink when she eventually died, aged 14.

There are some interesting notes about what constitutes a minimum viable population in the Wikipedia article...

Love the poster, by the way!

That is one helluva success story! Go, robins!

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