Conservation

Native American Demand Is Driving a Black Market for Eagle Feathers

Native American Demand Is Driving a Black Market for Eagle Feathers

— Tribal aviaries provide a legal supply of Bald and Golden Eagle feathers for ceremonial use, but not enough—so poachers put wild birds in peril.
Funds From the Deepwater Horizon Settlement Are Flowing Into the Gulf States

Funds From the Deepwater Horizon Settlement Are Flowing Into the Gulf States

— A new Audubon report pinpoints 30 projects that, if financed, would be a boon for birds and people alike.
Conservation Groups Paddle to Victory for a Disappearing Nesting Site

Conservation Groups Paddle to Victory for a Disappearing Nesting Site

— South Carolina’s Crab Bank gets a second chance, thanks to quick work by a flotilla of activists.
How U.S. Agencies Are Fudging the Numbers on Environmental Regulations

How U.S. Agencies Are Fudging the Numbers on Environmental Regulations

— By writing their own accounting rules, EPA and DOI officials are justifying decisions that endanger our health.
A Club for Everyone

A Club for Everyone

— Birds bring people together, but sometimes it requires a thoughtful assist.
Training the Next Generation of Conservation Icons

Training the Next Generation of Conservation Icons

— Audubon is building a more sustainable future by incubating the leaders of tomorrow, today.
Amid Contradiction and Controversy, Plans Proceed for Arctic Refuge Lease Sale

Amid Contradiction and Controversy, Plans Proceed for Arctic Refuge Lease Sale

— Interior Department says it will sell oil leases this year without new seismic data and despite concerns of Alaska Natives and conservationists.
Listen to Tom Cade Recall Key Moments in the Effort to Save the Peregrine Falcon

Listen to Tom Cade Recall Key Moments in the Effort to Save the Peregrine Falcon

— Cade, who died in February, founded the Peregrine Fund and was pivotal to the re-establishment of the species in the United States.
Likely Rollback of Roadless Rule Threatens Remaining Old Growth in Alaska’s Tongass

Likely Rollback of Roadless Rule Threatens Remaining Old Growth in Alaska’s Tongass

— Despite public outcry, the Forest Service is writing a special rule for Alaska that could open the ancient woods to logging.
For All Their Splendor, We Still Know Little About Painted Bunting Migration

For All Their Splendor, We Still Know Little About Painted Bunting Migration

— A research project using geolocators aims to help scientists better understand where the birds overwinter and recent population declines.
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