Other Animals

Greater Sage-Grouse. Photo: Evan Barrientos/Audubon Rockies FORT COLLINS, Colo. – The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) announced today that it would begin an effort to restore previous plans to conserve Greater Sage-Grouse populations. In 2015, stakeholders from across the West reached an historic agreement to save the sage-grouse—an agreement that the last administration ignored and undermined.
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Black Phoebe. Photo: Marie Jorgensen/Great Backyard Bird Count The federal Clean Water Act was weakened with the implementation of the Navigable Waters Protection Rule, which went into effect in Arizona last summer. It leaves the majority of Arizona’s rivers, streams, and lakes unprotected from pollutant discharges and construction activities, putting people, wildlife, and habitat at
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Liliana Marcela Ospina Sanchez and Juan Carlos Rubiano Reyes. Photo: Raíces Profundas Turismo Ecológico y Cultural It was pouring rain in Bogotá, Colombia, last Monday when Liliana Marcela Ospina Sanchez first thought about protesting this year’s Global Big Day, when birders across the world tally their sightings on the eBird platform. Ospina, a business owner
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Sandhill Cranes. Photo: Chokchai Leangsuksun/Audubon Photography Awards You might find yourself in more conversations about the birds you are seeing and hearing lately. Billions of birds are flying across our continent on a migration journey that in some cases defies logic. From tiny warblers to Sandhill Cranes, many of the birds you are seeing and
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The Italian government has given the green light to hunting of the European turtle dove this autumn, despite the species being listed as “vulnerable” to extinction since 2015. The decision grants the country’s 500,000 licensed hunters permission to shoot a maximum of 15 doves each, which would amount to 7.5m being killed in total, according to Bird
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American Goldfinch on Echinacea Purpurea, commonly known as Purple Coneflower. Photo: Will Stuart Audubon’s Bird-Friendly Communities team designated the week of April 19-24 as Bird-Friendly Week to coincide with the Earth Day theme, Restore our Earth. As a result, eight chapters and centers were able to secure PROs (proclamations, resolutions, ordinances) in support of bird-friendly
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Image by Oldiefan from Pixabay Birds are everywhere. You find them in your backyard, in the trees, and flying within your field of vision while driving or walking. You hear them sing their songs and make their otherwise friendly bird sounds as they go from one place to another. There’s really little you can do
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Western Tanager. Photo: Janet Stevens/Audubon Photography Awards While the majority of our greenhouse gas emissions reductions must come from decarbonizing our electricity, transportation, and industrial sectors, natural climate solutions like forest management, avoided conversion, and reforestation can help us get the rest of the way. Landscapes like forests, grasslands, and wetlands naturally sequester carbon dioxide,
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The outlook is bleak for Sumatran rhinos. Decades of poaching and habitat loss have precipitated a steep population decline. Once found across Southeast Asia, from the Himalayan foothills to the islands of Borneo and Sumatra, the critically endangered species, Dicerorhinus sumatrensis, is now only found in Indonesia. Conservationists estimate that fewer than 100 individuals survive
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Great Egret. Photo: Rick Derevan/Audubon Photography Awards Over the past seven months, the board has taken a multipronged approach to better understand the workplace culture of Audubon.   In January we hired attorney Grace Speights and her team at the law firm Morgan Lewis & Bockius to conduct an independent investigation of the allegations in
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The Biden Administration took a significant step to protect humpback whales. The National Marine Fisheries Service (NFMS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), and Commerce departments have finalized a rule to protect ocean habitats used by humpback whales. Humpback whales were once hunted to the brink of extinction and now two of the five “breeding
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Members of Huntington-Oyster Bay and North Shore Audubon Society, as well as Audubon New York staff, smile for a group photo with Rep. Suozzi (right column, middle row) and legislative assistant Dani Hupper (center) during the 2021 Virtual Seabird Fly-In Thursday, April 15, 2021. Photo: Luke Franke/Audubon Earlier this month, dozens of Audubon members around
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Eared Grebes with chicks. Photo: Wendy Crowe/Audubon Photography Awards Amid urgent drought conditions across the West, Senators Jeff Merkley (D-OR) and Mitt Romney (R-UT) this week reintroduced bipartisan legislation to advance the scientific foundation needed to benefit saline lakes and their wetlands in the Great Basin, including lakes such as Lake Abert in Oregon and
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Otters at a Georgia Aquarium have tested positive for COVID, an aquarium official shared. The animals are expected to make a full recovery. Numerous Asian small-clawed otters tested positive, PEOPLE reported on April 18. [embedded content] “They began exhibiting mild respiratory symptoms such as sneezing, runny noses, mild lethargy, and some began coughing,” the aquarium wrote
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Common Murres. Photo: Trish Gussler/Flickr (CC BY NC ND 2.0) WASHINGTON (April 29, 2021) – Today Sens. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) and Roy Blunt (R-MO) re-introduced the Forage Fish Conservation Act, which will help protect forage fish—small fish like herring that serve as the primary food source for seabirds, larger fish, and other marine life. This bill will amend
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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
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A new opinion piece in The Hill is calling for extra protection for whales in the United States. Kyla Bennett, the science policy director at Public Employees for Environmental responsibility (PEER) called on the current administration to act to save the North Atlantic right whale, Bryde’s whale, and North Pacific right whale. [embedded content] Each
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U.S.-based nonprofit Save Giraffes Now is helping Kenyan giraffes find safety after living on islands endangered by floods. According to People, 15 Rothschild giraffes are now safely on solid ground. The rescue efforts began 15 months ago in early 2020 after flooding increased in Kenya’s Lake Baringo. [embedded content] “We felt a great sense of
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