Other Animals

Northern Cardinal. Photo: Douglas Chewning/Audubon Photography Awards This audio story is brought to you by BirdNote, a partner of the National Audubon Society. BirdNote episodes air daily on public radio stations nationwide. Transcript:  This is BirdNote. Male Northern Cardinals, Scarlet Tanagers, and House Finches all have striking red plumage that’s thought to play a role in attracting
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Katie Percy travels through Maurepas Swamp Wildlife Management Area in Laplace, Louisiana. Photo: Dominic Arenas/Audubon Growing up in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Katie Percy gained a deep appreciation of the surrounding environments and ecosystems—longleaf pine savannas, bottomland hardwood forests, barrier islands, high marsh habitat, and coastal beaches. Though Percy spent most of her youth enjoying nature
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Donald Trump Junior’s hunting expedition to Mongolia last summer, where he had the distinction of killing a rare breed of sheep, cost taxpayers at least $76,859.36, according to documents unearthed by a watchdog group. Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, or CREW,originally received Secret Service documents in March that showed that Secret Service protection
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Two Māoriiwi, or tribal groups, are campaigning for a portion of the New Zealand government’s new COVID-19 economic stimulus package to help save their treasured, ancestral Raukūmara Forest from being overrun by introduced pests. The Raukūmaras stretch across around 200,000 hectares (494,000 acres) of national park and private land along the North Island’s East Cape.
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Supporters of the Deferred Act​ion for Childhood Arrivals pro​gram react to the Supreme Cour​t’s ruling outside the court i​n Washington, June 18, 2020. Photo: Anna Moneymaker/The New York T​imes/Redux Today is Juneteenth. On this day, 155 years ago, Union troops arrived in Galveston, Texas, bringing news to the last enslaved African Americans that they were
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Wild Turkeys. Photo: Adam Bass/Audubon Photography Awards This spring, as Wild Turkey hunting season kicked off, Louisiana State University turkey biologist Bret Collier started receiving concerning reports from the field. “My graduate students following turkeys were sending me messages saying that they’d never seen this many people around,” he says. When Collier checked in with
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Black-footed Albatross. Photo: Kat Paleckova/Audubon Photography Awards June 19—in addition to Juneteenth, commemorating the ending of slavery in the United States—is also the inaugural World Albatross Day. For the first time starting this year, organizations around the globe will be honoring these mighty yet threatened seabirds. Albatrosses can be found plying the South Atlantic and
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Brandt’s Cormorant. Photo: Steve Torna/Audubon Photography Awards WASHINGTON – “The Senate’s bipartisan vote to pass the Great American Outdoors Act is a sign of the unquestionable benefit it will have for people and nature,” said Sarah Greenberger, senior vice president for conservation policy, National Audubon Society. “There is no more important time than now to make
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Least Tern with downy young. Photo: Kenton Gomez/Audubon Photography Awards Last week, amid a global pandemic, widespread police brutality in response to Black Lives Matter protests, and the Trump administration’s continued attacks on protections for birds, the Mississippi coast received another blow—Tropical Storm Cristobal made landfall on the Gulf Coast as one of the earliest
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In a move that environmentalists warned could further imperil hundreds of endangered species and a protected habitat for the sake of profit, President Donald Trump on Friday signed a proclamation rolling back an Obama-era order and opening nearly 5,000 square miles off the coast of New England to commercial fishing. “We’re opening it today,” Trump
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