Connecticut State of the Birds 2015: Protect Large Landscapes and Connect Critical Habitats for the Benefit of the State’s Wildlife and People

Screen Shot 2015-12-06 at 9.52.42 AMDecember 8, 2015 — The Connecticut Audubon Society today released its Connecticut State of the Birds 2015 report, “Protecting and Connecting Large Landscapes,” and called for an increased emphasis on habitat connectivity and land preservation to improve the chances of survival for many of the state’s fish, bird, reptile, and mammal species.

At a news conference at its Coastal Center at Milford Point, Alex Brash, president of the Connecticut Audubon Society, said Connecticut and its municipalities need a long-term, steady source of funding for land conservation and a well-formulated and prioritized plan to spend it wisely. The report recommends $500 million just to meet the state government’s portion of the land acquisition goal.

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