The Formula for Success in Everglades Restoration

Without the support of nature-lovers like you, Roseate Spoonbills could have gone the way of the Ivory-billed Woodpecker. Could you imagine - the iconic pink bird of the Everglades and Florida Bay found only in museums and history books?

It is thanks to people like you over the generations that Roseate Spoonbills have rebounded in incredible fashion since their low numbers in the early 20th Century. While the population has improved, these majestic birds still face serious threats to their habitat and food supply.

Now in their 75th year, Audubon’s Everglades Science Team measures and studies the effects of restoration. Led by Dr. Jerry Lorenz, Audubon’s team completes world-class scientific research in some of the most remote areas in the Everglades. The information they collect guides Audubon’s policy team and important Everglades restoration decisions.

This year, the team is celebrating the results of the completion of the first Everglades restoration project. Preliminary data from our scientists indicate that the project is contributing to excellent ecological results in Florida Bay.

Now, imagine the future when dozens of successful Everglades restoration projects are complete. Miles of blue skies dappled with thick clouds of Roseate Spoonbills, Great Blue Herons, Egrets, and Ibises soaring across the famed River of Grass.

Your support of Audubon’s Everglades conservation work keeps our science and policy staff on the frontlines measuring success with wildlife data, adapting to changing conditions, and fighting alongside our coalition partners for the necessary funding and political will to keep restoration on track.

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“Audubon scientists act as critical eyes and ears for Everglades restoration. Their reliable, peer-reviewed scientific data forms the basis for helping the policy and law makers of the State of Florida make transformational, conservation decisions. Recent reports give us hope that restoration efforts, based on sound science, are making a difference.”

Sandy Batchelor,
SFWMD Governing Board member


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