Tag: wildlife

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

0 Comment

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 […]

EPA’s Dangerous Move Threatens 250+ Bird Species in the Mississippi Flyway

0 Comment

In 2008, the George W. Bush administration’s Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) vetoed a harmful drainage project in the Mississippi Delta known as the Yazoo Backwater Pumps. EPA cited the project would cause “unacceptable damage” to some of the nation’s “richest wetland and aquatic resources”. At the time, this was EPA’s 12th veto in the history […]

Bill to Protect Arctic Refuge Advances

0 Comment

On May 1st, the House Natural Resources Committee approved legislation to restore protections to the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, moving one step closer towards ensuring the Refuge remains a sanctuary for birds and other wildlife. The Arctic Cultural and Coastal Plain Protection Act (HR 1146), introduced by Congressmen Jared Huffman (D-CA) and Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA), […]

Interior Department Needs a Bird-Friendly Solicitor

0 Comment

Washington, D.C. (May 1, 2019) — “One of Daniel Jorjani’s signature acts during his tenure to date was to author an anti-bird legal opinion that hollowed out the one law, the Migratory Bird Treaty Act, that protects more than a thousand species of birds that Americans love. That opinion has been rebuked by 17 former Interior […]

Bipartisan Colorado River Drought Plan Signed into Law Averting Potentially Catastrophic Outcomes for People and Birds

0 Comment

WASHINGTON—“More than 400 bird species and 36 million people rely on the Colorado River. Studies show that as temperatures continue to rise, the Colorado River and the rivers that feed it will become even more important for people and for birds like the Yellow-billed Cuckoo and the Great Blue Heron,” said David Yarnold, President and CEO […]

People Want To Tear Down This Rare Cat’s Home To Build Malls

0 Comment

The Florida panther is one of the rarest wild cats on the planet and also one of the most beloved — the cat is Florida’s official animal — but a new plan could bring extinction much closer. Credit: FWC This endangered cat, a subspecies of the cougar, depends on having enough habitat to survive, but […]

Good Samaritan Saves Goose Overdosing On Drugs In Public Park

0 Comment

A week ago, while out for any stroll in Carr Park in Huntington Beach, California, a kindhearted passerby spotted something alarming. There, lounging on his back together with his ft pointed upward, would be a Canada goose clearly looking for help. Though the reason for the bird’s distress might not have been apparent initially, soon […]

White House Ramps Up Plan to Drill in The Arctic Refuge; Audubon Calls It “Inexplicable”

0 Comment

(Washington, D.C. &ndash December 20, 2018) Around the eve from the one-year anniversary from the tax act that opened up the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to drilling, The Bureau of Land Management released its draft ecological impact statement (EIS) when preparing to have an gas and oil lease purchase in 2019 inside the ecologically sensitive […]

Audubon Responds to Secretary Zinke’s Resignation: He Never Found a Balance

0 Comment

Washington, D.C. (December 15, 2018) &ldquoSecretary Zinke&rsquos job ended up being to balance development interests with protecting public lands and wildlife. She got it half right, taking proper care of special interests at the fee for conservation. The investigations he&rsquos facing also suggest he didn&rsquot be aware of distinction between right and wrong,&rdquo stated David […]

2018 Farm Bill Boosts Conservation, “Gives Birds a Lot to Celebrate”

0 Comment

WASHINGTON&nbsp&ndash &ldquoThis Farm Bill is a big win for wild birds also it provides for us real tools to operate together on water that is clean and places wild birds need while growing productivity for maqui berry farmers and ranchers across the nation,&rdquo stated David O&rsquoNeill, Chief Conservation Officer for National Audubon Society. &ldquoWe continue […]