A consortium of conservationists that hopes to release wild lynx into the Scottish Highlands has launched a year-long study to see whether the public supports their reintroduction. The study, part-funded by two billionaire Danish estate owners in the Highlands, Anders Povlsen and Lisbet Rausing, will test whether farmers, landowners and rural communities will agree to
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Illustration: Joe Ciardiello Who’s Kenn? Simply put, Kenn is a national treasure. A renowned birder, author, and conservationist, Kenn Kaufman has spent his life dedicated to observing birds, reading about birds, writing about birds, and sharing the world of birds with others. With all that birdy knowledge in his brain, he also acts as the field editor for Audubon magazine.
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President Joe Biden speaks during the Presidential Inauguration in Washington, January 20th, 2021. Photo: Patrick Semansky/AP/Alamy On January 20, after his swearing in, President Joe Biden gave an inaugural address that outlined the country’s many challenges he must face as the leader of its executive branch. The bulk of the speech carried a demand for unity
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Great Egrets. Photo: Lorraine Minns/Audubon Photography Awards NEW YORK – The National Audubon Society (“Audubon”) today announced the appointment of two key senior hires to join the organization’s leadership team following broad national searches. Dr. Elizabeth Gray will join Audubon as President and Chief Conservation Officer, reporting to CEO David Yarnold. Dr. Gray will be
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Magnificent Frigatebird. Photo: Peter Brannon/Audubon Photography Awards This week, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, or NOAA for short, announced it will expand the Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary to nearly triple its current size. Situated on salt domes rising up from the seafloor, Flower Garden Banks is one of only two marine sanctuaries
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Winds and ice,Not very nice.But mom and dadMake it not so bad. There are several species of us.But some of us are endangered: https://www.antarcticreport.com/articles/know-your-penguins-there-are-18-species Karen Lyons Kalmenson Hello! I have managed to incorporate my eternal Woodstock nation spirit with the high tech 21st century world. I am an artist / writer / photographer, who dabbles
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Provincial Summary A total of 61 Christmas Bird Counts (CBC) was submitted data during the 120th (2019-20) season in Alberta, including one new count at Viking. December 15 was the most popular count day (11), followed by December 14 (10), and December 22 (8). A total of 226,605 individual birds of 116 species were tallied
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Airwolfhound, CC BY-SA 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons The visual beauty of nature always seems to capture our imagination in unexpected ways. Whether that might be the stunning colors and natural attributes of a bird in your backyard (cardinals, jays, hummingbirds, and buntings to name a few), the displays of affection by creatures, or even the
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American Black Duck with downy young. Photo: JWiliszowski/iStock In the midst of a never-ending news cycle, Congress passed a $2.3 trillion spending bill that will not only provide economic support for Americans affected by the coronavirus pandemic and appropriations to fund the federal government but also crucial funding for environmental restoration and resiliency efforts across the country.   The
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Frank D. Lospalluto/Flickr (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0) ” class=”js-colorbox-custom” data-colorbox-gallery=”gallery-file-205404-Ch6_5OgoSA8″ data-cbox-img-attrs=”{"title": "", "alt": ""}” data-href=”https://nas-national-prod.s3.amazonaws.com/48775839588_1d3e217467.jpg”> Spotted Owl. Photo: Frank D. Lospalluto/Flickr (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0) A month ago, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service determined that the Northern Spotted Owl, a reclusive, inky-eyed inhabitant of old-growth forests in the Pacific Northwest, meets the definition of an endangered
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She’s a grande dame who over the years has made headlines for surviving more horrors than anyone should in a lifetime. And now, in the twilight of her life, she is again in the spotlight but unaware of the controversy surrounding her future. Anne, Britain’s last circus elephant, captured hearts in 2011 when video footage
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