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General Mtg & Program–Anne Maben: Crisis on Guam, A Precautionary Tale

December 21, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

This month’s meeting is a follow-up to the October talk on Penguins and the Micronesian Kingfisher from Frankie Lill. Anne Maben was one of the last bird biologists present on Guam while the avifauna was still intact and has historical and current photos of the race to save remaining species from extinction.  Initially, no one was sure why the bird populations were crashing.  It took years of detective work, observations, experiments, and research before the main culprit was identified.  Annie will give a photo-filled presentation for understanding the crisis and its implications for other tropical island ecosystems, updates on the three captive-bred species, and discussion of current efforts.  El Dorado Nature Center doors open at 7:00, program ends at 8:30 p.m., followed by a short Q & A. Parking is free; light refreshments will be served. Please bring recyclable cans/bottles without caps to support chapter activities.


December 21, 2017
7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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El Dorado Nature Center
7550 E Spring St
Long Beach, CA 90815 United States
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