Impacts on Birds & Wildlife
The Missing Birds of Rock Creek Park
Human population growth and sprawl are major causes of songbird decline in the U.S. The decline of neotropical migrant song birds in the U.S. was first noticed by birders in Washington, D.C.'s Rock Creek Park, a small federally-protected enclave nestled along a stream bed in Washington, D.C., just 15 miles from Fairfax County.
The Critter Connection
The destruction of the natural world we see across the globe today is "fallout" from the human population explosion that has occurred over the course of the last 50 years.
Monarchs & Mexico
Their migration predates human existence in the western hemisphere. For thousands of years, millions of Monarch butterflies from the United States and Canada east of the Rocky Mountains have flow up to 3,000 miles to overwinter in a small forest area in central Mexico.
We Can't Grow On Like This
Population growth is a core environmental issue. The world's forests, rivers, oceans, and wild creatures are perishing at the hands of people. Across the globe, wildlife habitat is being destroyed by chainsaws, bulldozers, and chronic pollution.