Read Audubon's new climate report, which finds that two-thirds of North American birds are at increasing risk of extinction from global temperature rise. Find out how species in your state will be affected, and which birds we can help by acting now.
Climate change is by far the biggest threat to the birds that we love. That’s why Audubon works for solutions to counteract the effects of climate change and achieve net-zero emissions by 2050. This means not only dramatically reducing carbon emissions, but offsetting what we cannot eliminate, for instance by maintaining healthy forests or supporting sustainable agricultural practices.
Audubon's Federal Campaign
Audubon works with federal decision makers both in the nation’s capital and at home in their backyards to achieve common sense solutions to climate change. We engage with our 1.8 million members and the 45 million Americans who consider themselves bird lovers to make complex environmental impacts tangible.
Audubon's State and Local Campaigns
Audubon is local everywhere. With leadership in 18 state and regional offices, and with chapters and members in all 50 states, Audubon has the presence and a committed membership to react to our changing climate in communities across the country. Our national staff works with our local offices and partners to find solutions that make sense for each region where we work, and that resonate on a wider level to help create lasting protections for birds and the places they need nationwide.
Audubon's Renewables Policy
Thanks to major advances in technology, renewable energy has become increasingly more affordable and obtainable for both businesses and individual homes. That’s good news for people and birds, since adopting renewable energy is critical to reducing pollution, lowering global temperatures, and preserving the places that birds need to survive. That’s why Audubon strongly supports renewable energy – including solar, wind, and geothermal power – that is properly sited in ways that avoid, minimize, and mitigate negative impacts on birds and other wildlife. We also advocate that Congress and wildlife agencies should ensure strong enforcement of laws that protect birds and wildlife, like the Migratory Bird Treaty Act.
Audubon's Climate Science
From community science observations to in-depth research from our staff scientists, Audubon applies its cutting-edge science in conservation, mitigation, and adaptation efforts across the United States and into Central and South America, where many of America’s climate-sensitive birds spend their winters.
Audubon's Climate News
The Senate Climate Deal Promises a Safer Future for Birds—If It Passes
Experts and advocates are optimistic, for the first time in ages, about what would be the biggest-ever U.S. investment in climate action.
Historic Climate Legislation Would Put the U.S. Back on Track to Meet Energy Goals
The Senate has an opportunity to take a major step in reducing emissions and creating a cleaner future for birds and communities.
Rebuilding an Iconic California State Park With Birds and Wildfire In Mind
In 2020, a blaze consumed Big Basin Redwoods State Park, incinerating cabins, blackening ancient trees, and imperiling endangered murrelets. Staff now want to reimagine the park to better ensure the seabird’s future.
The Buried Treasure in Panama’s Mangrove Forests: the Carbon They Store
These ecosystems feed and shelter migrating birds and surrounding communities—and help fight climate change. By tapping some of that value, conservationists seek to ensure they’ll continue doing so.
Climate Initiative National Leadership
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