Advocacy

Audubon Report Shows That Important Bird Habitats are Key Natural Solutions to Climate Change

— Important ecosystems for birds can also store tens of millions of tons of carbon naturally if maintained and restored.

Making a Call for a More Inclusive Outdoors on Black Birders Week, and All Year Long

— Two bills being considered in Congress would help make outdoor spaces more inclusive by making access more equitable.
American Goldfinch on Echinacea Purpurea, commonly known as Purple Coneflower. Will Stuart

Audubon’s Network Achieves Local Wins for Earth Week

— Leaders across the country worked with local officials to pass bird-friendly proclamations and resolutions during the global observance of Earth Week
Western Tanager. Janet Stevens/Audubon Photography Awards

New House Legislation for Forests Falls Short on Protections and Emissions Reductions Needed

— The recently reintroduced Trillion Trees Act shows improvements from previous Congress, but still weakens bedrock laws without sufficient gains

Largest-ever Seabird Action Week Demonstrates the Power of the Audubon Network

— Audubon’s third annual advocacy week brings activists together from around the country to speak up for seabirds.
Bushtit on an Oregon Grape. Luke Franke/Audubon

Reigning in Carbon Emissions and Advancing Justice in Washington State

— Climate and environmental justice made progress in the 2021 Washington State Legislature
Saltmarsh Sparrow. Frank Lehman/Audubon Photography Awards

Advocates Attend Virtual “Hill Day” in Record Numbers to Champion Delaware River Watershed

— Audubon leaders and coalition partners brought local voices to Capitol Hill to support clean water legislation.
Sandhill Cranes. Mary D'Agostino/Audubon Photography Awards

A Bipartisan Approach to Reduce Emissions on Working Lands

— The Growing Climate Solutions Act recognizes the role played by farmers, ranchers, and foresters in the fight against climate change.
Red-winged Blackbird. Cathy Bennington/Audubon Photography Awards

Reintroduced Legislation Removes Obstacles to Reducing Pollution on Working Lands While Helping Producers and Wildlife

— The bipartisan Growing Climate Solutions Act of 2021 helps reduce emissions from farms, ranches, and forests while providing support to landowners
Roseate Spoonbills. Joshua Pelta-Heller/Audubon Photography Awards

Biden Infrastructure Proposal Presents a Unique Opportunity for a Cleaner Future for Birds and People

— Prioritizing the reduction of harmful emissions and investing in healthy ecosystems while revitalizing the economy will help the country and environment rebuild and recover.