Conservation

Nepal’s Endangered Vultures Are Finally Making a Comeback

Nepal’s Endangered Vultures Are Finally Making a Comeback

— A campaign against a lethal painkiller, paired with “restaurants” that supply clean carcasses, may just save these species.
Trump Administration Moves to Open Sage-Grouse Strongholds to Oil and Gas

Trump Administration Moves to Open Sage-Grouse Strongholds to Oil and Gas

— New management plans would roll back protections in seven states, lifting restrictions on more than 80 percent of the bird's most vital habitat
This Bird Breeding Haven Could Be Next in Line for Arctic Oil Drilling

This Bird Breeding Haven Could Be Next in Line for Arctic Oil Drilling

— Current rules protect Alaska’s Teshekpuk Lake and its throngs of waterbirds. The Trump Administration is rewriting them.
Meet the 96-Year-Old Man Who Turned Southern Idaho Into a Bluebird Haven

Meet the 96-Year-Old Man Who Turned Southern Idaho Into a Bluebird Haven

— Al Larson has spent four decades building hundreds of nest boxes for Western and Mountain Bluebirds. Now these homes and their inhabitants are facing the test of climate change.
Congress Is One Step Closer to Expanding a System That Keeps Shorelines Pristine

Congress Is One Step Closer to Expanding a System That Keeps Shorelines Pristine

— The Coastal Resources Barrier Act protects 3.5 million acres of bird habitat and saves taxpayers billions—but it uses decades-old, hand-drawn maps.
Go Discover Paraguay's Amazing Birding

Go Discover Paraguay's Amazing Birding

— This avian utopia has flown under the radar for far too long.
How Wild Turkeys Took Over New England

How Wild Turkeys Took Over New England

— You'd be hard-pressed to find a turkey in the Northeast 50 years ago. Now hundreds of thousands roam suburbs where they thrill and bully residents.
How Hundreds of Volunteers Protected California's Tricolored Blackbirds

How Hundreds of Volunteers Protected California's Tricolored Blackbirds

— Data collected from a triennial spring survey has helped gain the birds state-wide protections. Now they're being considered for a federal listing.
Baseball for the Birds: A New North Carolina Team Rallies Around an Endangered Species

Baseball for the Birds: A New North Carolina Team Rallies Around an Endangered Species

— Inspired by the Red-cockaded Woodpecker's resilience, the Houston Astros affiliate has chosen the bird to be its official mascot.
From Canoes, Fishermen Guard Africa's Famous Shoebills Against Poachers

From Canoes, Fishermen Guard Africa's Famous Shoebills Against Poachers

— Live chicks can go for thousands of dollars on the black market. So dedicated locals have banded together to protect the birds and their nests.
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