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American Oystercatchers and young. Photo: Jesse Gordon/Audubon Photography Awards WASHINGTON (February 6, 2020) – Audubon Chief Conservation Officer, David O’Neill appeared before a U.S. House Appropriations Subcommittee today where he called for strong federal investment in coastal resilience, natural infrastructure, wetland restoration, water conservation, and responding to the threat of climate change. “With the Administration
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A couple of months ago I traveled to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to document a friendly bird-off among the Audubon Center at Debs Park, the Discovery Center, Atlanta Audubon Society, each represented by a birder: Tania Romero, Jose Santiago, and Jason Ward, respectively. The three birders and I were fellow apprentices in Audubon’s Fund II Foundation Apprenticeship Program—a yearlong, full-time
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Japan has passed a law to financially support commercial whaling and promote the consumption of whale meat, a controversial practice that the country resumed in July after a 32-year moratorium. The revised law won the support of the Diet (Japanese parliament) on Thursday, although there has not been an official announcement by the government, public
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At the end of 2019, One Earth Conservation finished seven days of surveying the endangered sun parakeet (Aratinga solstitialis), also referred to as the sun conure, in the Karasabai Village. I had joined up with the parakeet rangers of this region to determine how many sun parakeets there actually were. A full survey had never
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Innu encampment at a traditional caribou crossing site known in the Innu language as Mushuanipi along the George River in northern Quebec. Indigenous people bring a knowledge of the land, culture, and history that makes them uniquely suited to be Guardians—managers and stewards of their traditional territories. Photo: Jeff Wells Land Needs Guardians. It’s a
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Brushing aside decades of legal precedent and growing alarm over dwindling bird populations, the Trump administration today moved to make official a policy dramatically limiting the federal government’s authority to hold industry accountable for killing birds under one of the nation’s oldest conservation laws. The century-old Migratory Bird Treaty Act (MBTA) makes it illegal to
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(Picture Credit: cscredon/Getty Images) Depending on where you live, some places can get pretty cold in winter. Even with the heat blasting, indoor cats gotta keep warm. Luckily, our kitties are experts at cuddling and finding nice, warm spots to get toasty. Whether it’s with blankets, fireplaces, or snuggling, here are some kitties who know
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Snowy Egret. Photo: Peter Brannon/Audubon Photography Awards WASHINGTON (January 30, 2020) – “The Trump Administration’s Bird Killer Department, formerly known as the Department of the Interior, just gets crueler and more craven every day,” said David Yarnold, president and CEO of Audubon (@david_yarnold).  “And today they are doubling down despite the fact that America did
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