Conservation

You’ve Got Quail: Why Thousands of Rural Mail Carriers Count Roadside Wildlife Every Year

You’ve Got Quail: Why Thousands of Rural Mail Carriers Count Roadside Wildlife Every Year

— In a handful of states, the annual surveys of bobwhite, pheasants, rabbits, and other game species provide valuable data for wildlife managers.
Yet Again, Texas Developers Try to Delist the Endangered Golden-cheeked Warbler

Yet Again, Texas Developers Try to Delist the Endangered Golden-cheeked Warbler

— Relying on contested research and armed with a beguiling video ad campaign, the Texas Public Policy Foundation is back with a lawsuit.
With Songbird Populations Declining, Vermont Seeks to Keep Its Forests Intact

With Songbird Populations Declining, Vermont Seeks to Keep Its Forests Intact

— Thanks to Audubon Vermont and others, the already green state is becoming even more proactive about preventing forest fragmentation.
Listen to the Pectoral Sandpiper's Amazing Aerial Mating Display

Listen to the Pectoral Sandpiper's Amazing Aerial Mating Display

— Along with many other species, every summer this shorebird heads to the coastal plain of Alaska's Arctic Refuge to breed.
B.A.R.K. Rangers Protect Plovers by Being Model Canine Citizens

B.A.R.K. Rangers Protect Plovers by Being Model Canine Citizens

— New outreach programs in national and state parks turn canine foes into friends of nesting birds and other wildlife.
Proposed Budget Cuts Signal First Attack on Current Sage-Grouse Protection Plan

Proposed Budget Cuts Signal First Attack on Current Sage-Grouse Protection Plan

— Sweeping land-use plans kept the Greater Sage-Grouse off the endangered species list. What happens if the Trump administration rolls them back?
Proposed 2018 Federal Budget Leaves Little Room for Birds or Conservation

Proposed 2018 Federal Budget Leaves Little Room for Birds or Conservation

— If the administration's proposed budget signals its values, one thing is clear: protecting birds and the places they need is not high on the list.
Drilling in the Arctic Refuge Threatens the World's Birds

Drilling in the Arctic Refuge Threatens the World's Birds

— Hidden in the President's newest budget proposal is the potential opening of the refuge to new oil and gas development.
New Jersey Greens Its Highways With Native Plants—and Your State Can, Too

New Jersey Greens Its Highways With Native Plants—and Your State Can, Too

— The drivers behind the state’s new landscaping law share their story, along with tips on how to get your local politicians on board.
Do the Benefits of Tracking Migrant Warblers Outweigh the Risks?

Do the Benefits of Tracking Migrant Warblers Outweigh the Risks?

— Research shows that geolocators might prevent some migratory warblers from returning home, but those that do provide valuable conservation data.