Month: October 2019

Greater Sage-Grouse. Photo: Evan Barrientos/Audubon WASHINGTON (October 31, 2019) – The U.S. Senate passed an appropriations package today for fiscal year 2020 that includes increased spending for critical conservation and research programs that benefit birds. The spending package includes four bills, Agriculture-FDA (S. 2522), Commerce-Justice-Science (S. 2584), Interior-Environment (S. 2580), and Transportation-HUD (S. 2520), which
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Northern Mockingbird. Photo: Susan Murray/Audubon Photography Awards The Northern Mockingbird is one of North America’s most beloved mimics. The skilled singer has also become inextricable from American popular culture, providing inspiration for the fictional “Mockingjay” of the Hunger Games franchise to being a central theme in the iconic novel To Kill a Mockingbird. John James Audubon was a fan of the mocker
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The threat of poaching for ivory looms over all elephants, but mostly African elephants. Amongst Asian elephants,only males have tusks.Most illegal ivory comes from African elephants. This doesn’t mean that Asian elephants are safe from poaching, though. Their suffering in the tourism industry is quite well documented. They are often taken from the wild and
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SANParks has announced three successful operations in the KNP. Six suspected poachers were arrested in the park since the beginning of October. “Three heavy-caliber hunting rifles were confiscated during the operations and the majority of the suspects were arrested before shooting any animals,” said Ike Phaahla, spokesperson of SANParks.“In the same period there were no
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Tyler loves his dog sisters so much, but when his parents brought home a dog brother, he couldn’t have been more thrilled. From the moment Stoli joined the family, he and Tyler have been absolutely inseparable, and follow each other everywhere they go.  “They are so close to each other, the love is unreal,” Nikki
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