Other Animals

Great Blue Heron. Photo: Michael Libbe/Audubon Photography Awards WASHINGTON (January 23, 2020) – “The Trump Administration’s new water rule makes it a lot easier to pave America’s critical wetlands and put up parking lots,” said David Yarnold, president and CEO, National Audubon Society (@david_yarnold) after the Administration announced the finalization of its rollbacks to the
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Phainopepla. Photo: Elaine Padovani/Great Backyard Bird Count UPDATE (1/23/2020): Today, the Trump Administration announced finalization of rollbacks to the Clean Water Rule. The newly published Navigable Waters Protection Rule removes Clean Water Act protections for many rivers, streams, and wetlands, which could allow them to be altered, degraded or filled without first seeking a federal permit.
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Since September, hundreds of bushfires have blazed through Australia, leaving behind at least 24 million acres of charred land and skies polluted with smoke. Fueled by extreme drought conditions and record temperatures, many fires continue to rage across the country. So far, they’ve killed 30 people, and more than one billion animals are now feared dead. On
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Marshall Johnson, recently named vice president for Audubon’s conservation ranching initiative, is a millenial. “Which makes me skeptical, cynical and I live to tear down well-established traditions and institutions,” he said during a recent TED Talk in Fargo, North Dakota, where he also serves as executive director of Audubon Dakota. Tearing down old assumptions may
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Abnormally warm weather is affecting the hibernation activity of Ukraine’s brown bears, conservationists have said. In a Facebook post, Synevyr National Nature Park in southwest Ukraine said winter is a period when all bears should be dormant. However, in its rehabilitation center, just three are currently hibernating. Warmer winters can delay hibernation in brown bears
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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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Sandhill Crane. Photo: Xianwei Zeng/Audubon Photography Awards WASHINGTON (January 15, 2020) – “We’re in a full-blown bird emergency and Congress must take the next step and pass this bill,” said David Yarnold, president and CEO, National Audubon Society (@david_yarnold) after the U.S. House Natural Resources Committee voted to report the Migratory Bird Protection Act (H.R.
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Forster’s Tern feeding a fish to its chick. Photo: Ben Knoot/Audubon Photography Awards This week, Congress convened a hearing on several bills that would improve the survival chances for seabirds, including two that the National Audubon Society supports: the Forage Fish Conservation Act and the Climate-Ready Fisheries Act of 2019. The Forage Fish Conservation Act, H.R. 2236,
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