Advocacy

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U.S. House Passes Legislation Supporting Migratory Birds Across the Hemisphere
April 08, 2024 — The Migratory Birds of the Americas Conservation Enhancements Act now must pass the Senate.
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Conservation and Climate Provisions Prioritized in Biden Administration’s Annual Budget Request
April 02, 2024 — The FY25 request to Congress is not binding, but indicates a commitment to efforts that benefit birds.
Audubon's Glenn Olson Testifies Before U.S. House on America's Wildlife Habitat Conservation Act
March 06, 2024 — On March 6, 2024, Glenn Olson, Audubon's O'Brien Chair in Bird Conservation, gave the following testimony before the U.S. House Committee on Natural Resources, Subcommittee on Water, Wildlife, and Fisheries.
New Wildlife Habitat Bill Is Introduced, but More Resources are Needed to Recover Birds and Other Wildlife
February 28, 2024 — The America’s Wildlife Habitat Conservation Act will provide funds for state and tribal conservation, but also repeals critical programs, and lacks the resources needed to meet the moment.
Four Ways Congress Can Help Birds And People This Year
January 17, 2024 — Returning lawmakers have an opportunity to help birds, the climate, and our own communities.
A streaky brown bird with a yellow throat and face stands on a barbed wire fence post.
White House Announces $5 Billion in Investments to Boost Rural Economies and Communities
November 01, 2023 — The funding will benefit birds and people.
Audubon Florida's Julie Wraithmell Testifies before U.S. House on Neotropical Migratory Bird Conservation Act Renewal
October 18, 2023 — On October 18, 2023, Audubon Florida VP/Executive Director Julie Wraithmell gave the following testimony before the U.S. House Committee on Natural Resources, Subcommittee on Water, Wildlife, and Fisheries.
Two-story tall painting of a Black Rail bird on the side of a red brick building on a city street.
A Bird Comes out of Hiding to Mark the Anniversary of the Endangered Species Act
October 04, 2023 — A new mural in DC highlights the Black Rail and the need to preserve legislative protections.
Audubon Policy Staff From Across the Country "Fly-In" to Capitol Hill
March 28, 2023 — In the first such gathering in three years, staff met with members of Congress to advocate for birds.
After 100 Years, Widespread Support Affirms the Migratory Bird Treaty Act
July 03, 2018 — The current administration is interpreting the bird-protection law in a wildly unpopular way. Here's what Audubon is doing about it.