Month: March 2020

One month ago,Buzzfeed Newsexposed theInternational Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) for having connections to the trophy hunting industry. The IUCN is possibly the most important agency charged with protecting the world’s animal species. Lead Image Source : Destinyweddingstudio/Shutterstock Ties to trophy hunting from such an important organization is worrisome for those truly concerned with
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Image by Beg Inner/Pixabay Due to the recent pandemic many people are having to stay home from work, school and other social activities in order to reduce the chances of coming into contact with and spreading the COVID-19 disease. Although this social distancing from other people may be difficult it can also be thought of
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There are new signs each day that the COVID-19 pandemic is fundamentally altering public life in America. Many schools will be closed for the rest of the academic year. Several states have postponed presidential primaries. State and federal courts have put trials on hold. But the coronavirus crisis is not stopping the U.S. Department of
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Snow Goose being tested for bird flu in Barrow, Alaska. Photo: Al Grillo/AP COVID-19, the viral disease gripping the globe, is not bird-related. Researchers believe it likely came from bats. Still, this pandemic understandably provokes fear about wildlife diseases and so provides an opportunity to clear up confusion surrounding the question, “can birds get you sick?” Karel
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Orange-crowned Warbler. Photo: Devin Grady/Audubon Photography Awards Orange-crowned Warbler. Photo: Devin Grady/Audubon Photography Awards In March, we asked a group of some of our most loyal and engaged members (who participate in Audubon’s Donor Insight Panel survey) to share a conservation victory or personal experience that gave them the inspiration or strength to keep working
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Brown Pelican. Photo: Franklin Abbott/Audubon Photography Awards Brown Pelican. Photo: Franklin Abbott/Audubon Photography Awards In late February, National Audubon Society held a Climate Solutions Q&A Call with Vice President/Interim Chief Scientist Chad Wilsey and Senior Climate Scientist Brooke Bateman. Like many of our members, Bateman was introduced to birding by her grandmother and grew up listening
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JUNEAU, AK – A federal judge rejected yesterday an enormous commercial timber harvest and road-building plan for Prince of Wales Island in the Tongass National Forest of Southeast Alaska. The judge ruled that project approval violated the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), which sets standards for public engagement on federal projects that will alter the
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