Other Animals

Semipalmated Sandpiper. Photo: Mick Thompson WASHINGTON  – “The Arctic Refuge still carries scars from seismic testing conducted in a limited area more than 30 years ago,” said Natalie Dawson, executive director at Audubon Alaska. “This poses a serious threat to polar bears and other important species during their most vulnerable time of year in the
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A frenzy of Pine Siskins at a feeder in Oregon. Photo: Morgan Heim If you’ve never seen a Pine Siskin, this is your year. In the past month, the birds have invaded the United States in search of food, inundating backyard feeders across the country. Without question, it’s one of the biggest irruption years in recorded history for the finches.
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Pre-Migration Wishing Well. Silas Fischer ” class=”js-colorbox-custom” data-colorbox-gallery=”gallery-file-187070-vRkN8bXrfsU” data-cbox-img-attrs=”{"title": "", "alt": ""}” data-href=”https://nas-national-prod.s3.amazonaws.com/dscn0130.jpg”> Pre-Migration Wishing Well. Photo: Silas Fischer This March, Silas Fischer made one of their final turns heading south from Albuquerque, New Mexico, toward the Sevilleta National Wildlife Refuge. Two hours later they would reach the sprawling pinyon-juniper forests and sagebrush steppe that
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Clockwise from top left: Greater Roadrunner, American Goldfinch, Double-crested Cormorant, Magnificent Frigatebird, Anna’s Hummingbird, and Northern Jacana. Photos: Christopher Smith, Travis Bonovsky, Joanna Lentini, Sue Dougherty, Bibek Ghosh, and Vayun Tiwari. Every year, the winners of our annual Audubon Photography Awards are featured in a traveling exhibit hosted by Audubon chapters and centers across the country. The
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Wildlife Services has come under fire after releasing the death toll of wildlife it killed in 2019. The US Department of Agriculture program slaughtered more than 1.2 million native species including wolves, coyotes, cougars and birds – all of which was funded with taxpayer money. The US Department of Agriculture program slaughtered more than 1.2
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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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