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Bald Eagle. Photo: Graham McGeorge/Audubon Photography Awards It’s mid-June, and I’m writing this column for the third time in as many weeks. My first draft covered the surge of interest in birds and nature in the early months of COVID-19. My second draft addressed a racist incident in Central Park in which a white woman
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NOAH, an animal rights organisation from Norway, has informed us that the Norwegian parliament has passed legislation, which allows lethal management of wolf and other large carnivore populations. Below you can find their press release: The coalition parties in the government gave in to the populist Center Party and the Labor Party and opted for
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This year, Audubon North Carolina’s advocacy work looked a little different. Instead of flooding the halls of North Carolina’s capitol building, bird advocates, college students, and volunteers clicked on Zoom links and filled virtual meeting rooms. They replaced pamphlets with slide decks and notebooks and pens with computers and tablets. This is what adapted advocacy
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CHIPPEWA COUNTY, MI – A Michigan man has been charged with 125 wildlife crimes following a months-long investigation by the Department of Natural Resources. Kurt Johnston Duncan, 56, of Pickford was arraigned ­in Chippewa County’s 91st District Court on Wednesday on numerous charges, including illegally harvesting 18 wolves over the past 18 months. He is
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Audubon Photography Awards winners. NEW YORK – Today, the National Audubon Society announced the winning photographs of the 2020 Audubon Photography Awards six prizes and four honorable mentions. The award-winning entries were selected from more than 6,000 submissions from across all 50 states, Washington, D.C., and seven Canadian provinces and territories. The eleventh year of the
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As Africa’s national parks and game reserves have emptied of tourists and reduced ranger patrols amid the coronavirus pandemic, conservationists say a troubling trend has taken root. Opportunistic poachers, taking advantage of the lull, are maiming and killing rhinos and other endangered creatures in areas usually considered safe from such attacks ― and there are
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Camera traps bring you closer to the secretive natural world and are an important conservation tool to study wildlife. This week we’re meeting the largest carnivorous marsupial in the world: the Tasmanian devil. Tasmanian devils (Sarcophilus harrisii) used to live in Australia but now they can only be found in the island state of Tasmania,
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