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Brown Pelican. Photo: Franklin Abbott/Audubon Photography Awards WASHINGTON (October 20, 2020) – Today, House Natural Resources Committee Chairman Raúl Grijalva and Select Committee on the Climate Crisis Chairwoman Kathy Castor introduced the Ocean-Based Climate Solutions Act. This sweeping, 300-page bill calls for immediate climate action to protect the communities, economies, and birds and other wildlife
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A fisherman has been filmed holding a baby dolphin underwater before slaughtering it in Japan’s infamous ‘Red Cove’. The horrifying scenes were recorded in September in Taiji, a small coastal town in Wakayama Prefecture, which was the filming location for the 2009 documentary The Cove. Ren Yabuki, Director of animal rights NGO the Life Investigation
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The US Fish and Wildlife Service has denied protection to wolverines under the Endangered Species Act, frustrating conservation groups who argue the species faces an existential threat from the climate crisis. According to the ruling announced on Thursday, the FWS considers wolverine populations in the lower 48 states to be stable and threats against wolverines
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The Hainan gibbon (Nomascus hainanus) is described as “The world’s most critically endangered primate.” In fact, its numbers are said to be much lower than any other primate on Earth. It’s found in just a single block of forest on Hainan Island, China, and nowhere else. Like so many similar creatures, it travels through the
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Greater Sage-Grouse. Photo: Evan Barrientos/Audubon (Great Falls, Mont., October 17, 2020)— “Illegal directors make illegal decisions –it’s that simple,” said Nada Culver, vice president for public lands and senior policy counsel at the National Audubon Society. “Not only did the court make crystal clear that these specific plans are invalid but the court also emphasized the
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You see it all the time in scary movies. A dog’s barking at a window or a doorway, but when the hero goes to check it out, there’s nothing there. Sure, that’s just in the movies. But maybe you’ve noticed your dog does the same thing IRL, and you can’t help but wonder: Can my
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Cats are known for being aloof and independent, but that doesn’t mean they can’t get separation anxiety. It’s tough to spot in cats, but if you’ve ever noticed your kitty seems a little too attached to you, it might be more serious than just loving you a lot. The Dodo spoke with Dr. Andrea Y.
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Have you ever been minding your own business when your cat starts tossing items off your counter left and right? While both your home — and the internet — is full of cats knocking things over, this quirky cat habit is actually a sign that your feisty BFF’s probably bored. “People mistakenly think that cats
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You know your cat is sweet, adorable and loving. But your friends aren’t so convinced. They think he’s mean and cold because he always hisses at them. You might not understand why your precious angel turns into a hissing machine around your friends — and you might even wonder if something’s wrong with your cat.
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Photo: Courtesy of Mike Fernandez Photo: Courtesy of Mike Fernandez Mike Fernandez is a video producer for the National Audubon Society and has been with the organization since 2012. Though he works at the organization’s headquarters in New York, Fernandez spends most of his time out in the field, collecting and documenting the stories of the people that make up Audubon.
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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. So, whenever we
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Griffin Skyping with another former student, Gabriella. Given that almost everyone is now interacting with friends and family over platforms like ZOOM, Skype, FaceTime, etc., I’m often asked about how parrots might deal with virtual interactions. As with most questions about parrots, the answers are complicated. The primary issues involve their visual system, which differs
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