Habitat loss is reversible

VIDEO: Rebuilding ecosystems for native species

Humans are responsible for habitat loss, but there is a silver lining. If human activity is the cause, it’s also the solution.

River Partners has proven time and again that when we rebuild lost habitat, wildlife will return. At one of our projects in San Diego County, the reappearance of one of California’s most endangered songbirds is an important example of how restoration makes a critical difference to imperiled species.

In the spring of 2020, two pairs of least Bell’s vireos built nests in reintroduced shrubs at the Hollenbeck Canyon Wildlife area. The return of vireos to restored habitat in their former range is an important proof of concept: habitat loss is reversible. This River Partners LifeLines Webinar shares an in-depth look at how we rebuild habitat for vireos and other important species. Special thanks to the California Department of Fish and Wildlife and the Wildlife Conservation Board for their partnership.


River Partners LifeLines Webinar from River Partners on Vimeo.


Header photo is by Robin Agarwal (CC BY-NC 2.0)

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