Conservation

Environmental Impact Gets No Real Consideration Under New Proposed Rule

Environmental Impact Gets No Real Consideration Under New Proposed Rule

— Public oversight and transparency—the statute’s core purpose—will be gutted in 50 year old environmental law.
Big Gains in 2019 Bring Good News for Boreal Birds in 2020

Big Gains in 2019 Bring Good News for Boreal Birds in 2020

— Funding to maintain protected areas across Canada will help safeguard boreal birds for years to come.
A New Bill Aims to Counter the Rollback of a Bedrock Bird Law

A New Bill Aims to Counter the Rollback of a Bedrock Bird Law

— The Migratory Bird Protection Act would buttress the Migratory Bird Treaty Act while accelerating action to save birds from industrial deaths.
Invasive ‘Jumping’ Worms Are Now Tearing Through Midwestern Forests

Invasive ‘Jumping’ Worms Are Now Tearing Through Midwestern Forests

— The voracious crawlers are now chewing through leaf litter in Minnesota and Chicago and disrupting understory where some birds nest.
Plan to Lift Roadless Protections Will Likely Cause Extinctions in Alaska’s Tongass

Plan to Lift Roadless Protections Will Likely Cause Extinctions in Alaska’s Tongass

— Our biggest national forest is home to species found nowhere else, but proposed logging threatens the habitat they need to survive, writes Natalie Dawson, a biologist and executive director of Audubon Alaska.
Inside the Race to Save China's Mysterious ‘Bird of Legend’

Inside the Race to Save China's Mysterious ‘Bird of Legend’

— The Chinese Crested Tern was written off as extinct decades ago. Since its rediscovery in 2000, scientists have been working to ensure that Asia’s rarest seabird keeps a firm foothold in reality.
These Students Are Partnering With Corvids to Replant a Forest After Fire

These Students Are Partnering With Corvids to Replant a Forest After Fire

— Island Scrub-Jays are acorn-planting machines. Might flying foresters be just what today's scorched Western landscapes need?
As Demand for New Technology Increases, Mining Threatens Pristine Places

As Demand for New Technology Increases, Mining Threatens Pristine Places

— From smartphones to electric-car batteries, minerals are essential. Can places like Alaska's Bristol Bay survive unscathed?
Birds Saved Debi Shearwater. Is She Really Going to Call it Quits?

Birds Saved Debi Shearwater. Is She Really Going to Call it Quits?

— After 40-plus years of leading sold-out pelagic birding tours off the California coast, the trailblazing conservationist says it’s time to retire.
After Hurricane Dorian, a Survey Shows Hope and Concern For Bahamas' Birds

After Hurricane Dorian, a Survey Shows Hope and Concern For Bahamas' Birds

— In the weeks after the storm, park managers and scientists went to assess habitat and avian losses—a mission that's becoming all too familiar.