One area of focus for Born Free USA is the plight of birds. Today, nearly 12 percent of the world’s 9,800 bird species may face extinction within the next century and millions of captive birds lead miserable lives languishing in cages because their keepers fail to understand their unique needs.
As part of our effort to raise awareness about the plight of birds we host “National Bird Day” held on January 5 of each year. In addition to our educational activities (see www.NationalBirdDay.com
) we are working with CMarket Auction to host a special online auction from January 5 – 16, 2010. One of the projects that the online auction will raise money for this year is to provide parrot conservation scholarships for college students in Guatemala.
The online auction is now open with great deals for a great cause.