The century-old industry nearly dried up from overharvesting. Now Peru aims to protect the birds, their habitat, and the rich resource they create.
Cleaning up poisons killing Northern Spotted Owls is just one challenge the state faces. A conservation fund built from cannabis taxes could help.
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.
The Land and Water Conservation Fund protects habitat critical for birds and beloved by birders. Just days before it expires, lawmakers are working together to extend it permanently.
What's good news for the state can also be seen as yet another example of political favoritism by the current administration.
Last year the agency revoked a proposed ban on chlorpyrifos, which causes brain damage, against the recommendation of its own science.