NPR All Things Considered Story Profiles Birdsbesafe Collar Covers! Click here for our Blog post with link
August 12, 2015
In Montpellier France last week, Dr. Susan Willson of St. Lawrence University presented information about her study of Birdsbesafe® cat collar covers during the International Conservation Biology Congress. Her poster session was entitled, "Birds be safe: Can a novel cat collar reduce avian mortality by domestic cats (Felis catus)?" This study was previously published as a journal article in Global Ecology and Conservation Journal.
The international congress "addresses conservation challenges" from around the globe, while also reporting on new research in conservation. Dr. Willson's presentation will of course help Birdsbesafe products become better known, globally, and we are very excited. In her research paper, she wrote: "...the conservation implications are clear: if owners of outdoor cats choose to use the Birdsbesafe® CCs [collar covers], a significant factor in the decline of songbird populations would drop precipitously."
March 11, 2020
A news story on All Things Considered on NPR Radio by Lauren Sommer discusses the toll on wildlife by free-roaming cats, and then discusses the Birdsbesafe® cat collar cover with Dr. Willson, whose field study (published in 2015) validated our claims. Birdsbesafe cat collar covers are, indeed, able to highly reduce the number of birds caught by cats. Enjoy the radio story here.
February 29, 2020
Would you dress up your cat in brightly colored "ruff" to save the lives of backyard birds? It was an open question, when I started my company to popularize my own bird-saving invention in 2009.
Eleven years later, we owe all our customers a debt of gratitude for providing a resounding "Yes" to that question. You do care about birds, and you will use our colorful cat accessory to save birds from your cat. Thank you!
October 23, 2019