New Web site for WHSRN network
Dear Forum members,
I am proud to share this announcement with you:
WHSRN Website Takes Flight!
New Online Hub Created for Networks 64 Hemispheric Sites
The Western Hemispheric Shorebird Reserve Network (WHSRN) is pleased to announce the launch of its newly completed web site, www.whsrn.org.
The primary goal of the web site is to build communications capacity to protect a vital chain of international ecosystems. A Spanish language version of the site is under development. In addition to updated information about WHSRN and shorebirds, the site provides new opportunities for WHSRN Sites to tell their stories. Ten sites agreed to serve as pilot-sites for these opportunities. The website also features interactive Google Maps to browse satellite images of the networks 64 sites. http://www.whsrn.org/google_map.php. Many of these sites are also Ramsar Sites.
We are proud to announce our new web site, said Charles Duncan, WHSRNs Director. The breadth of the network, its numerous sites, partners, and hemispheric reach make the new web site a valuable communication and community-building tool. We would especially like to thank our supporters for providing the vision and funding to make this new web site a reality.
WHSRNs mission is the conservation of shorebird species and the preservation of their habitats across the Americas. Created in 1985 as a visionary approach to addressing shorebird conservation needs, WHSRN today consists of 64 sites in eight nations and over 21 million acres. Working in conjunction with hundreds of landowners, land trusts, corporations, national governments and international organizations such as Ramsar, WHSRN is the only hemisphere-wide conservation program focused on protecting shorebirds. WHSRN is a key program of the Manomet Center for Conservation Sciences. Click here to visit the WHSRN website and learn more.
Iván Darío Valencia
Conservation Specialist and Data Manager
Western Hemisphere Shorebird Reserve Network
Manomet Center for Conservation Sciences
P.O. Box 1770 Manomet, MA 02345 USA