Here is an update on where we stand right now. By the way, the new name for our shorebird project within GCA is The Red Knot Survival Project.
I was just reading about non-profits and who gives to them, who the supporters are. Well it turns out that 75% of the money donated comes from private individuals. That is pretty astounding, and also encouraging. As of this writing, Global Conservation Alliance has received money donations from various individuals, from one corporate contributor and from one conservation organization donor.
GCA members have traveled to Delaware Bay to work there the last two years, in 2008 and 2009; and we anticipate going back this year. Our target dates are May 22 until June 1st. The full moon, when horseshoe crabs gather in the most dense numbers to lay their eggs, because the higher tides of the full and new moons take them further up the beach, occurs on the 27th of May this year, right in the middle of our stay. Also, it happens that the historical departure date for Red Knots leaving en masse for the Arctic occurs on some afternoon between the 27th and the 29th of May. [click to continue...]