Conservation

I've Seen the Many Wonders of Arctic Alaska. We Must Keep Our Protected Areas Free From Drilling.

I've Seen the Many Wonders of Arctic Alaska. We Must Keep Our Protected Areas Free From Drilling.

— The administration's push to drill for oil in the Arctic Refuge and Teshekpuk Lake, places set aside explicitly to protect wildlife, puts us all at risk, biologist Jeff Fair writes.
It's Past Time for Bird-Friendly Wine

It's Past Time for Bird-Friendly Wine

— A labeling program could help scientists and grape growers make vineyards better for wildlife, but for now it's sitting on the shelf.
Florida's Shorebirds Saw a Big Breeding Bump After Hurricane Michael

Florida's Shorebirds Saw a Big Breeding Bump After Hurricane Michael

— The hurricane's storm surge created optimal nesting habitat for Snowy Plovers and other beach birds, newly released data show.
Borneo's Elusive Spectacled Flowerpecker Is No Longer a Mystery

Borneo's Elusive Spectacled Flowerpecker Is No Longer a Mystery

— After a decade since its first sighing, the bird has finally been formally described as a new species, but much remains unknown about its ecology.
If the Feds Won't Prohibit Preventable Bird Deaths, More States Might

If the Feds Won't Prohibit Preventable Bird Deaths, More States Might

— The Trump administration has stopped holding industry accountable for killing birds, so California stepped in—and other states could do the same.
A Stunning New Exhibit Transported Me to the Arctic Refuge—and Made Me Realize What's Truly at Risk

A Stunning New Exhibit Transported Me to the Arctic Refuge—and Made Me Realize What's Truly at Risk

— By bringing the magic and splendor of the refuge to people who are unlikely to ever visit, a traveling immersive installation aims to inspire immediate action against oil development.
Meet The Woman Who Lived in a Bald Eagle’s Nest to Save Raptors

Meet The Woman Who Lived in a Bald Eagle’s Nest to Save Raptors

— Doris Mager’s treetop sit-in helped to establish the Audubon Center for Birds of Prey, which turns 40 this month and has played a big part in restoring Florida’s eagle population.
Judge Blocks Trump Administration Plans that Lifted Sage-Grouse Protections

Judge Blocks Trump Administration Plans that Lifted Sage-Grouse Protections

— The injunction supports conservationists' claims that the industry-friendly plans are illegal, and puts stronger protections back in place for now.
Thousands of Dead Seabirds Washed Up on Alaska's Shores Again This Year

Thousands of Dead Seabirds Washed Up on Alaska's Shores Again This Year

— The deaths, including many Short-tailed Shearwaters, coincided with a new marine heat wave in the region. But the exact cause still eludes scientists.
The Fight to Save Pine Island

The Fight to Save Pine Island

— As rising seas imperil its historic structures and famed waterfowl flocks, staff at the Audubon sanctuary are determined to defend the refuge by saving its wetlands.