Greater Sage-Grouse. Photo: Evan Barrientos/Audubon Rockies FORT COLLINS, Colo. – The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) announced today that it would begin an effort to restore previous plans to conserve Greater Sage-Grouse populations. In 2015, stakeholders from across the West reached an historic agreement to save the sage-grouse—an agreement that the last administration ignored and undermined.
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Black Phoebe. Photo: Marie Jorgensen/Great Backyard Bird Count The federal Clean Water Act was weakened with the implementation of the Navigable Waters Protection Rule, which went into effect in Arizona last summer. It leaves the majority of Arizona’s rivers, streams, and lakes unprotected from pollutant discharges and construction activities, putting people, wildlife, and habitat at
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Liliana Marcela Ospina Sanchez and Juan Carlos Rubiano Reyes. Photo: Raíces Profundas Turismo Ecológico y Cultural It was pouring rain in Bogotá, Colombia, last Monday when Liliana Marcela Ospina Sanchez first thought about protesting this year’s Global Big Day, when birders across the world tally their sightings on the eBird platform. Ospina, a business owner
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Sandhill Cranes. Photo: Chokchai Leangsuksun/Audubon Photography Awards You might find yourself in more conversations about the birds you are seeing and hearing lately. Billions of birds are flying across our continent on a migration journey that in some cases defies logic. From tiny warblers to Sandhill Cranes, many of the birds you are seeing and
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The Italian government has given the green light to hunting of the European turtle dove this autumn, despite the species being listed as “vulnerable” to extinction since 2015. The decision grants the country’s 500,000 licensed hunters permission to shoot a maximum of 15 doves each, which would amount to 7.5m being killed in total, according to Bird
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American Goldfinch on Echinacea Purpurea, commonly known as Purple Coneflower. Photo: Will Stuart Audubon’s Bird-Friendly Communities team designated the week of April 19-24 as Bird-Friendly Week to coincide with the Earth Day theme, Restore our Earth. As a result, eight chapters and centers were able to secure PROs (proclamations, resolutions, ordinances) in support of bird-friendly
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Image by Oldiefan from Pixabay Birds are everywhere. You find them in your backyard, in the trees, and flying within your field of vision while driving or walking. You hear them sing their songs and make their otherwise friendly bird sounds as they go from one place to another. There’s really little you can do
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Western Tanager. Photo: Janet Stevens/Audubon Photography Awards While the majority of our greenhouse gas emissions reductions must come from decarbonizing our electricity, transportation, and industrial sectors, natural climate solutions like forest management, avoided conversion, and reforestation can help us get the rest of the way. Landscapes like forests, grasslands, and wetlands naturally sequester carbon dioxide,
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The outlook is bleak for Sumatran rhinos. Decades of poaching and habitat loss have precipitated a steep population decline. Once found across Southeast Asia, from the Himalayan foothills to the islands of Borneo and Sumatra, the critically endangered species, Dicerorhinus sumatrensis, is now only found in Indonesia. Conservationists estimate that fewer than 100 individuals survive
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Great Egret. Photo: Rick Derevan/Audubon Photography Awards Over the past seven months, the board has taken a multipronged approach to better understand the workplace culture of Audubon.   In January we hired attorney Grace Speights and her team at the law firm Morgan Lewis & Bockius to conduct an independent investigation of the allegations in
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Ticks that transmit Lyme disease can be found anywhere. So, if you say they can be found even in the backyard, playground, or simply a walking area, the answer would be yes! The worse thing is there has been an increase in the number of disease-carrying ticks this year. If not taken care of, this
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