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Audubon-Sponsored Bill Protecting California’s Birds Clears State Legislature

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SACRAMENTO, Calif.—With a California Senate vote of 29-9, a bill strengthening the state’s protections for migratory birds beyond those specified under federal law today cleared the California Legislature. Assembly Bill 454 clarifies existing state safeguards for native birds and closes loopholes where California law defers to federal statutes, seriously weakened by the White House. The […]

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More Than 600 People Flocked to Milwaukee for the 2019 Audubon Convention

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Over a long weekend in July, more than 600 college students, conservation leaders, chapter members, scientists, and birders from throughout the hemisphere gathered in Milwaukee for Audubon’s biennial convention. Designed to bring together the organization’s robust network of volunteers and staff, the 2019 Audubon Convention, themed "Audubon for Everyone," was a four-day event designed to foster […]

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More Than 600 People Flocked to Milwaukee for the 2019 Audubon Convention: “Audubon for Everyone”

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Over a long weekend in July, more than 600 college students, conservation leaders, chapter members, scientists, and birders from throughout the hemisphere gathered in Milwaukee for Audubon’s biennial convention. Designed to bring together the organization’s robust network of volunteers and staff, the 2019 Audubon Convention, themed "Audubon for Everyone," was a four-day event designed to foster […]

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Bipartisan Legislation is an “Ounce of Prevention” Against Wildlife Extinction

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WASHINGTON (July 12, 2019) – “By directing resources to recover species before they reach the brink of extinction, this legislation enables the ounce of prevention that is worth a pound of cure,” said Sarah Greenberger, National Audubon Society’s Senior Vice President for Conservation Policy. “With the world facing a biodiversity crisis, this bipartisan legislation empowering […]

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2019 Audubon Photography Awards Marks 10th Year of Exquisite Bird Photography

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NEW YORK (July 11, 2019) – Today, the National Audubon Society named six photographers as winners in the 2019 Audubon Photography Awards, across four divisions and six prizes. In the 10th year of the contest, winning photos and honorable mentions were selected from 2,253 entrants from all 50 states, Washington D.C. and 10 Canadian provinces […]

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Julie Hill-Gabriel on “Water Resources Development Acts: Status of Implementation and Assessing Future Needs.”

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Statement of Julie Hill-Gabriel  Vice President for Water Conservation  National Audubon Society  Washington, DC    Before the U.S. House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure,   Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment  “Water Resources Development Acts: Status of Implementation and Assessing Future Needs.”    Chair Napolitano, Ranking Member Westerman, and Members of the Subcommittee, thank you for […]

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A New Wave of Advocates Arrives in Washington

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Last month, fresh and seasoned advocates emerged empowered from the recent grassroots Fly-In hosted by the National Audubon Society at the Capitol Skyline Hotel in Washington, DC on April 10-12, 2019. The three-day event in the nation’s capital immersed enthusiastic participants from the Atlantic and Mississippi Flyways, including Connecticut, Michigan, New York, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin, […]

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Big Wins for Clean Energy in Arkansas, South Carolina and Washington

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New York – May 9, 2019 – “No matter whether you are a state leading the charge for clean energy like Washington or just getting started like Arkansas or in the middle of your journey like South Carolina—it’s a powerful lesson that the economics of clean energy are winning and that the public wants solutions. […]

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New Wave: Audubon Advocates Challenge Congress to Save the Seabirds

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Last month, fresh and seasoned advocates emerged empowered from the recent grassroots fly-in hosted by the National Audubon Society at the Capitol Skyline Hotel in Washington, DC on April 10-12, 2019. The three-day event in the nation’s capital immersed enthusiastic participants from the Atlantic and Mississippi Flyways, including Connecticut, Michigan, New York, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin, […]

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Audubon Arkansas’ Lobby Day Proves Key in Passage of Solar Access Act

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Volunteers, bird advocates, college students, and Audubon chapter members traveled from all parts of Arkansas for a day at the capitol in Little Rock. In early March, Audubon Arkansas held its first grassroots lobby day advocating for SB 145, also known as the Solar Access Act. According to its supporters, SB 145 would create more local […]

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