South African traders with China are illegally selling thousands of wild animals threatened with extinction and endangered, under the guise of legal exports, according to an investigation. Monkeys have been stolen from the wild, and together with cheetahs, tigers, rhinos, lions and meerkats, they have been trafficked to circuses, theme parks, laboratories, zoos and “safari
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American Goldfinch. Photo: Brian Kushner/Audubon Photography Awards Climate change is a global problem. It’s sometimes called global warming because temperatures are rising across the entire planet. But it won’t affects birds the same way everywhere. Birds that live near the ocean are likely harmed by sea-level rise. Birds that nest in drier areas in the
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Webinar: Ask The Vet: Q&A with Tom Tully, DVM, DABVP (Avian Practice), DECZM (Avian) Date: Friday, May 29, 2020 Time: 12 pm PST (double-check your local time with this time zone converter) Good news! We are making our “Ask the Vet Webinar with Tom Tully, DVM, DABVP (Avian Practice), DECZM (Avian)” a regular feature, which you
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Sarus Cranes. Photo: Shivang Mehta/Alamy As storytellers for Audubon we see and encounter birds in multiple ways, from filming Whooping Cranes to snapping photos of birdlife at its most vivid. Birding certainly brings us joy, but during these times of social distancing and staying at home we have also found ways to appreciate the creatures we love most while honoring
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More than 75,000 animals have been “bred for the bullet” including endangered species over the past decade, official figures show. British hunters also have an appetite for canned hunts, where species are born in captivity and shot in confined spaces. These include lions, baboons, monkeys, crocodiles and the ­scimitar-horned oryx, which became extinct in the
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Lucy’s Warbler. Photo: Tim Boyer/Flickr (CC BY NC 2.0) COVID-19 has impacted every facet of our lives and brought what promised to be a productive Arizona legislative session—especially for key priorities like water—to a premature end. The momentum was there. A year after the Drought Contingency Plan passed the Arizona legislature and was signed by
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PORTLAND,Ore.— The Trump administration today denied Endangered Species Act protections to Pacific fishers from Northern California to the Canadian border, but granted them endangered status in the southern Sierra Nevada. The decision reversed a 2019 proposal to list fishers as threatened throughout their West Coast range. “The Trump administration’s denial of protection for fishers is
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As warmer weather approaches, multitudes of migrant birds are on track for arrival in North America. Among them are those favorite avian gems, hummingbirds. The spring arrival—or year-round presence—of hummingbirds in yards varies across the country, but current studies point out some new potential challenges to migrating hummingbirds, such as changing bloom times of nectar plants and an earlier arrival of
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