Dear AAZK San Diego Members and Friends,
Due to COVID-19, MOST of our live events have been postponed until further notice.
But we are happy to announce that we will be hosting virtual presentations and meetings!
Continue checking here on our EVENTS tab and our Facebook page!
UPCOMING & PAST EVENTS:
Sep 7, 2021: AAZK San Diego Presents: Dr. Paulo Maurin from the NOAA Coral Reef Conservation Program.
The Good, the Bad, and the Difficult: The What, The Why, and the How of Coral Restoration.. This presentation will cover how coral reefs are one of the most beautiful and productive ecosystems on Earth, but face growing threats in the form of warmer waters and ocean acidification. Presentation will have live demo “experiments” on their magic and what threatens them. We will also learn how the field of hands-on active coral restoration is growing and adapting to counter these and many other threats, and give corals a brighter future.
Paulo Maurin, PhD, works with NOAA Coral Reef Conservation Program with Lynker Technologies, as Hawaii Management Liaison, working in the state of Hawaii on projects to protect and restore coral reefs in partnership with local agencies and organizations.
Missed the talk? No worries, here’s the recording:
Feb 23: Travis Wooten from the San Diego Zoo’s Institute of Conservation Research will share information about their work with least terns and snowy plovers.
Time: 6:00 pm
Missed the presentation? No worries, here’s the link to view it: https://us02web.zoom.us/rec/share/VJNOIpPhs78rldyh_gxhbFmOM9Aq2S3a8Xay_XDzt2rwn5FC7TbTFiAWHLC5PM7w.tsXCP2nIyHd5D3za
Travis also shared the banding reporting email in case you see any plovers:
Here is the Rangewide snowy plover band reporting email: email@example.com This goes to 2-3 people in every Recovery Unit (six units) and the appropriate person will respond. They ask that the email include: site observed, number observed, number checked for bands, and color banded birds (picture if taken). Bands read top to bottom, left to right. Most birds observed in San Diego County will be from here, so they can also be reported to me.
Feb 11: Rick Botta from the SD Tracking Team will talk about what the team does, how they help with local wildlife conservation efforts, and will go over identification of some of our local species via tracks and spoors.
Time: 6:00 pm Pacific
Missed the meeting? No worries, view it here: https://us02web.zoom.us/rec/share/jk_EfwktMy6eGyQeRMs-_txH44MREBXX2lguFZl9y-WkL8efOWN6s8nI62t30Zxd.dOk0n9Nmybsibmwn