Regrettably, despite the support of donors and friends, we have not met our fundraising goals for this project. While we feel strongly about the need for this project and the potential for it to address the issue of songbird trafficking into the EU, we are unable to begin without the sufficient funds, and therefore we have decided to deactivate this project.
We are extremely grateful to the donors who have contributed thus far, and as we have other ongoing projects on songbird trafficking focusing on other regions, including South Asia, East Asia, and Southeast Asia, we felt it wise to move these donated funds to support those projects.
Ultimately, we are dedicated to stopping the decline in species negatively impacted by trade by providing objective and evidence-based scientific research.
Please continue to support our work for lesser-known wildlife species.
Isn’t the Painted Bunting a beautiful bird? For its beautiful plumage and melodious song, like many other songbirds, it pays a dear price, ending up in cages for human enjoyment. It is among the songbirds trapped in the wild to meet the demand in other parts of the world, including the EU.
The project hasn’t kicked off yet due to our modest fundraising start, but we are have begun strategising, and as soon as we raise at least one third of our project goal, we will begin! Thank you for your support.
We can’t wait to start, because while the world is plagued with many a crisis, from pandemics to wars, the illegal trade in wild songbirds continues – and we aim to ultimately eliminate the illegal and unsustainable trade in native North American songbirds in the EU.
For more information on our songbird work, see https://mcrsociety.org/programmes/songbirds/
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