During the second episode of the Conservation Cast, Maya spoke with Joe Siegrist, a former teacher, zookeeper, and the current President/CEO of the Purple Martin Conservation Association. The duo discussed a variety of topics including the important role Purple Martins play in their ecosystems as aerial insectivores and the challenges conservation efforts face. Another noteworthy point of discussion involved some of the exciting and novel research projects the organization has commenced with citizens and scientists to understand the causes of declining population numbers and what can be done to arrest this downward trend.
Purple Martin Conservation Association
Maya’s community raised $703 for the Purple Martin Conservation Association, an organization using scientific data collection, public education and wildlife management techniques to aid in the conservation efforts of Purple Martins.