Conservation

How Wildfires Boosted by Climate Change Threaten Birds

How Wildfires Boosted by Climate Change Threaten Birds

— While wildfires are natural parts of many landscapes in North America, today's megafires pose new challenges to birds and people.
A New Study Shows What It Will Take to Reverse Biodiversity Declines

A New Study Shows What It Will Take to Reverse Biodiversity Declines

— Indigenous stewardship of land in Canada, Alaska, and beyond are key to reaching biodiversity goals.
Scientists Call for a 'Justice-Centered' Approach to Scientific Research

Scientists Call for a 'Justice-Centered' Approach to Scientific Research

— In a new review paper, researchers connect structural racism to a loss of urban biodiversity, while also addressing biases in academia.
How Wildfires Affect Birds

How Wildfires Affect Birds

— Big burns are natural, but climate change could make especially destructive fire seasons the new normal.
Forget the Roses, Give the White House a Native Plant Garden

Forget the Roses, Give the White House a Native Plant Garden

— The dustup over First Lady Melania Trump's recent renovation misses a bigger problem with the Rose Garden: It's too heavy on introduced species.
Peregrine Falcons Finally Return to Nest at Their Most Famous U.S. Eyrie

Peregrine Falcons Finally Return to Nest at Their Most Famous U.S. Eyrie

— After a 74-year absence, this summer a pair of Peregrines raised three chicks at New York's Taughannock Gorge—a hallowed destination for birders and the site of the falcon's first reintroduction attempt.
Audubon Takes the Administration to Court to Save America’s Arctic

Audubon Takes the Administration to Court to Save America’s Arctic

— With our allies we will bring voices of opposition to protect vital bird habitat and one of our country’s last untouched places from oil and gas drilling.
Alaska’s Wild Places Face a Barrage of Big Development Projects

Alaska’s Wild Places Face a Barrage of Big Development Projects

— As President Trump’s first term nears its end, major land-use decisions are coming due, with massive stakes for the environment.
Interior Department Finalizes Plan to Drill in the Arctic Refuge

Interior Department Finalizes Plan to Drill in the Arctic Refuge

— Legal challenges are inevitable, but the Trump administration aims to hold the first-ever sale of oil and gas leases in the refuge this year.
Court Strikes Down Trump Administration Policy That Let Companies Kill Birds

Court Strikes Down Trump Administration Policy That Let Companies Kill Birds

— In a major victory for conservation groups, a federal judge ruled that the Migratory Bird Treaty Act covers unintentional but avoidable avian deaths.