Conservation

Whooping Cranes Need to Socially Distance, Too, According to New Report

Whooping Cranes Need to Socially Distance, Too, According to New Report

— The endangered birds’ flocks are too big, putting them at risk of disease outbreak. Breaking up the large groups requires wetland restoration.
To Get By in the Big City, Birds Need to Have a Large Brain or Lots of Sex

To Get By in the Big City, Birds Need to Have a Large Brain or Lots of Sex

— A new study reveals two traits that help some species meet the challenges of city life in a quickly urbanizing world.
Researchers Are Retracing the Steps of a Century-Old Expedition to See How California's Birdlife Has Changed

Researchers Are Retracing the Steps of a Century-Old Expedition to See How California's Birdlife Has Changed

— In 1908, Joseph Grinnell began a 30-year project to document the state’s wildlife. Now, a modern resurvey of his study sites is yielding unprecedented insights into birds’ vulnerabilities and resilience.
How Baby Showers Are Helping to Restore an Endangered Stork's Sullied Reputation

How Baby Showers Are Helping to Restore an Endangered Stork's Sullied Reputation

— Women in India have banded together to build empathy for the Greater Adjutant Stork—starting by celebrating the bird's nesting season.
Meet the Inmates Working to Rebuild the Greater Sage-Grouse's Home

Meet the Inmates Working to Rebuild the Greater Sage-Grouse's Home

— Participants in the Sagebrush in Prisons Project find peace and purpose helping the bird's habitat recover from increasingly devastating wildfires.
This Brutal Pesticide Creates a 'Circle of Death.' So Why Is It Making a Comeback?

This Brutal Pesticide Creates a 'Circle of Death.' So Why Is It Making a Comeback?

— Carbofuran, a century-old chemical, is increasingly being weaponized against birds and other wildlife, decimating entire food webs.
On a Patch of Ohio Prairie, Aviation and Conservation Collide

On a Patch of Ohio Prairie, Aviation and Conservation Collide

— An Audubon center is fighting to protect Dayton's Knoop Prairie from development, saying the environmental costs go too far.
Amid Global Pandemic, Federal Government Pushes Ahead on Fossil Fuel Leasing and Bird-Protection Rollbacks

Amid Global Pandemic, Federal Government Pushes Ahead on Fossil Fuel Leasing and Bird-Protection Rollbacks

— As the coronavirus crisis deepens, conservation groups are calling on the Interior Department to give a distressed public more time to comment on controversial policy changes.
Federal Land Beats Private Property for Protecting Endangered Species

Federal Land Beats Private Property for Protecting Endangered Species

— At a time of rollbacks for public land protections, a new study shows they’re crucial for keeping vulnerable wildlife populations intact.
Spring Bird Migration and the Indigenous Stewardship That Sustains It

Spring Bird Migration and the Indigenous Stewardship That Sustains It

— Let's use spring migration to galvanize collective action across the continent.