Conservation

South Carolina’s Most Powerful Conservation Tool Is Renewed—Forever

South Carolina’s Most Powerful Conservation Tool Is Renewed—Forever

— With almost 300,000 acres already under its belt, the Conservation Bank will continue to preserve more land important to birds and people.
From Toxic Dustbowl to Vital Bird Sanctuary

From Toxic Dustbowl to Vital Bird Sanctuary

— Can the lessons learned from restoring California's Owens Lake help save other saline lakes?
Do Communities of Color Really Feel Disconnected From Nature?

Do Communities of Color Really Feel Disconnected From Nature?

— Working with college STEM students, Dorceta Taylor debunks the cultural stereotypes that dominate diversity discussions.
Meet Shep, Atlanta Audubon’s New Educational Ambassador

Meet Shep, Atlanta Audubon’s New Educational Ambassador

— He can’t fly, but he can teach—a talent that will serve him well in his fancy new role.
Inside the Biomedical Revolution to Save Horseshoe Crabs and the Shorebirds That Need Them

Inside the Biomedical Revolution to Save Horseshoe Crabs and the Shorebirds That Need Them

— It took a dedicated birder to convince pharma giant Eli Lilly to use a synthetic compound instead of horseshoe crab blood in a mandatory medical test. Now, he hopes the rest of industry will follow.
Montana Landowners Are Hooked on Luring Eagles with Deer Carcasses

Montana Landowners Are Hooked on Luring Eagles with Deer Carcasses

— Carrion is key to studying the abundance of Bald and Golden Eagles—and a bevy of other wildlife—overwintering in the Bitterroot Valley.
A Native Plant for You, and You, and You . . .

A Native Plant for You, and You, and You . . .

— To kick off spring, Southwestern New Mexico Audubon Society recently hosted a native-plants giveaway for community members.
When You Should—and Should Not—Rescue Baby Birds

When You Should—and Should Not—Rescue Baby Birds

— It’s not uncommon to find young birds away from their nests during spring and summer. But should you help them? That depends.
Holy Crap! A Trip to the World's Largest Guano-Producing Islands

Holy Crap! A Trip to the World's Largest Guano-Producing Islands

— The century-old industry nearly dried up from overharvesting. Now Peru aims to protect the birds, their habitat, and the rich resource they create.
The Eskimo Curlew Hasn't Been Seen in 55 Years. Is It Time to Declare It Extinct?

The Eskimo Curlew Hasn't Been Seen in 55 Years. Is It Time to Declare It Extinct?

— Scientists hope the plight of this shorebird, once among the most common in North America, will spur conservation for other troubled curlew species.