Coastal Latest & Greatest: 3 Partnerships Doing the Most Good
A weekly round-up of what’s new in Louisiana coastal restoration
1) The New York Times & The Times-Picayune. This is the first time The New York Times has partnered with a local paper, and what an opportunity to put coastal Louisiana on the national radar! The first fruits of this union include reports on Jean Lafitte, New Orleans’ flood control system, and Roseau Cane. We hope for much more to come. Read John Schwartz’ NYT piece to learn more: “To Cover Louisiana’s Crises, The Times and Times-Picayune Team Up.”
Stay tuned for our upcoming Delta Dispatches Podcast featuring John Schwartz of The New York Times and Mark Schleifstein of The Times-Picayune.
2) National Geographic & National Audubon Society. Did you know that Louisiana’s coast supports 100 million migratory, nesting, and wintering birds every year? Many of these species are protected by the Migratory Bird Act that is celebrating its centennial anniversary this year. In response, this partnership, along with BirdLife International and the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, has declared 2018, “The Year of the Bird.”
Be sure to scroll through this beautiful interactive story, “Billions of Birds Migrate. Where Do They Go?” displaying the migratory patterns of seven bird species, and be on the lookout for more stories, maps, books, events, and more throughout 2018.
3) Foundation for Louisiana & University of New Orleans. The New Orleans Advocate article, “Rockefeller Foundation awards $1 million to UNO, Foundation for Louisiana, to lead climate discussions,” discusses this important partnership aimed at bringing communities together to discuss and adapt to coastal change. “Every person and every community needs to have a basic literacy on this challenge and its solutions, and that’s what this three-part series aims to provide,” said Monica Farris, director of UNO Center for Hazards Assessment, Response and Technology.
ICYMI: For more cute birds (and info on the coastal habitats they depend on), check out Audubon Louisiana’s Birds of Our Coast infographic.