2021 Recap: Conservation Wins

This year, 我们继续把重点放在应对气候变化这一全网正规合法的网赌平台优先事项上, saving wildlife and habitats, and stopping plastic pollution.

Even as the world continued to battle the COVID-19 pandemic in 2021, 在巴尔的摩和其他地方,仍然有许多全网正规合法的网赌平台方面的胜利值得庆祝.

Getting Our Hands Dirty

The National Aquarium team, 热心的志愿者和社区合作伙伴随时准备在巴尔的摩地区的清理和其他现场全网正规合法的网赌平台活动中投入工作,以造福当地的水道和生态系统! This year's cleanup events resulted in more than 38,在南巴尔的摩的梅森维尔湾,当地的水道正在清理000块碎片, 埃塞克斯的考克斯角公园和麦克亨利堡国家纪念碑和历史圣地. Data from these cleanups continues to inform advocacy to reduce waste.

Volunteers Pick Up Trash From Fort McHenry Wetlands

Planting Events

Farther afield, we participated in two annual planting events. In March, 水族馆的全网正规合法的网赌平台团队和志愿者前往伍斯特县参加我们的年度活动 tree planting event at Nassawango Creek Preserve, a sprawling swamp and upland forest habitat that spans nearly 10,000 acres on Maryland's Eastern Shore. The bulk of our tree planting focuses on the Atlantic white cedar, and at this year's event, 95 saplings of this species were planted, 使我们在纳萨万戈帮助种植的大西洋白雪松总数达到41棵,473 since our work in the preserve began in 2009. 除了通过消除大气中的二氧化碳来帮助对抗气候变化, these trees restore essential habitat for local wildlife. Our annual tree planting is held in partnership with The Nature Conservancy.

全网正规合法的网赌工作人员在东岸种植活动中种植树苗

快进到7月,我们的环保团队和志愿者前往弗吉尼亚海滩. Since 2004, 我们与海军设施工程司令部合作,确保沿海军航空站大洋洲坝颈附件的4英里长的海洋沙丘保持弹性和完好无损. 我们的团队利用围栏加固沙丘,同时种植沙滩草和灌木, the roots of which anchor the dunes to prevent erosion, 提供全网正规合法的网赌平台,抵御强大的风暴潮,提高气候适应能力. At this year's event, 79 volunteers helped to plant 28,550 grasses and 1,500 shrubs.

Volunteers Plant Beach Grasses in Virginia Beach

Celebrating Biodiversity

今年标志着全网正规合法的网赌第四次管理巴尔的摩参与 City Nature Challenge这是一个一年一度的国际竞赛,看哪个城市能发现和识别最多的物种. With 13,421 total observations, 1,917 total species observed and 854 total observers, Baltimore had a strong showing in this year's event, which was held from April 30 to May 3. 这是自我们开始参与这项挑战以来,在巴尔的摩观测到的最多的物种! This year, 该地区最常见的植物和动物是常见的蓝紫色和北方红雀, respectively.

Another event that celebrates local biodiversity is our annual BioBlitz event, where volunteers gather at Masonville Cove to find, identify and record as many species of plants and wildlife as they can find. This year's event, held in July, marked the eighth time we've organized the event, 88名志愿者进行了279次观察,并确定了137种不同的物种——从黑眼苏珊到鳄龟和 many species in between. This year's event also served as an opportunity to celebrate Latino Conservation Week.

Two Volunteers Observe Snapping Turtle at Masonville Cove BioBlitz

30x30 and America the Beautiful

拜登政府正式采纳了美国首个国家全网正规合法的网赌平台目标,即到2030年全网正规合法的网赌平台至少30%的国土和水域. This aligns the U.S. 超过50个国家签署了一项国际政策目标,即到2030年全网正规合法的网赌平台地球至少30%的土地和水域 30x30. 30x30旨在解决地球生物多样性迅速丧失的问题,并支持减少碳排放的系统, 为自然空间提供必要的全网正规合法的网赌平台,使它们能够在恶劣天气变化面前反弹和恢复, warming temperatures and other negative climate change-related impacts. The National Aquarium is proudly one of 180 zoos, 所有50个州的水族馆和博物馆支持政府的30x30目标.

To achieve the first national conservation goal, the Biden administration detailed recommendations for protecting America the Beautiful 并为联邦政府如何协调和支持全国各地由地方领导的全网正规合法的网赌平台工作制定了框架. Pursuant to "America the Beautiful," the Biden administration also restored full protections to Bears Ears, Grand Staircase-Escalante, and Northeast Canyons and Seamounts Marine national monuments. 下一步将包括与利益相关方合作,建立更多的公园, expand access to nature, enhance wildlife corridors, 鼓励自愿全网正规合法的网赌平台工作,投资于支持野生动物和生态系统恢复的工作.

Supporting Sea Turtle Conservation

专家预计,对全网正规合法的网赌这样的救援机构的需求将会增加, rehabilitate and release endangered sea turtles, especially amid increasing threats from climate change, which directly impacts cold-stunning events. 尽管海龟受到联邦政府的全网正规合法的网赌平台,尽管海龟康复的费用很高,但联邦政府对像我们这样的组织进行救援和康复的直接支持不足. This year, the National Aquarium intended to help change that.

今年,我们在6月16日庆祝世界海龟日,邀请我们的听众与我们以及全国各地的合作伙伴一道,支持为海龟搁浅反应和恢复提供更强有力的联邦投资. 快进到秋天,我们为参议院22财年预算中包含1美元而激动不已.500万美元的新联邦资金用于海龟搁浅反应和康复. 我们继续与全国各地的合作伙伴合作,确保这一新的资金纳入最终预算, 哪一个将是联邦政府第一次为被允许从事这一关键全网正规合法的网赌平台工作的组织提供直接支持, helping to fill a major gap in the protection of these endangered, federally protected species.

Reducing Plastic Waste

On October 1 of this year, a ban on intentional balloon releases in the state of Maryland went into effect. 我们负责全网正规合法的网赌平台项目的副主席劳拉·班基(Laura Bankey)提供了支持该法案的关键证词. 在马里兰州和世界各地的水道和海滩上,气球垃圾随处可见.

同样在10月1日,巴尔的摩市的塑料袋禁令正式实施. 该禁令禁止在杂货店和其他零售商使用一次性付款袋,这是最常见的塑料污染之一. The Comprehensive Bag Reduction Act, as it's officially known, was signed into law in 2020 at the National Aquarium.

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