Warming oceans affect food availability for birds and as a result, seabirds are dying off rapidly around the globe. This year Little Penguins have been washing up along the shores of New Zealand by the thousands. Autopsies have revealed that the birds starved to death because they couldn’t get the prey they depend on in the warmer ocean waters.
Witnessing Extinction by Casey Tucker, American Avian Conservation & Research Institute and Otterbein University
Recovering America's Wildlife Act Legislation with Bill Heck, Regional Director, Mississippi Flyway North, National Audubon Society
One critical need is that the Audubon, and Audubon members, and the general public, make our congresspeople in Washington, D.C. aware of our desire, that, yes, we should be funding wildlife conservation in a serious way and we should be supporting Recovering America’s Wildlife Act.
The Trump administration's official interpretation of the MBTA reverses decades of policy, stating that the law only applies to intentional activities such as hunting and poaching, meaning that all industrial activities will be exempt from the law, including oil waste pits, oil spills, power lines, tailings ponds, and more. Take action with this MBTA Support Sign on Letter and MBTA Fact Sheet.
Stand by Western Cuyahoga Audubon! Add your signature to thank Senators Rob Portman and Ben Cardin for their leadership and foresight on bird conservation through the introduction of bill S. 1537 reauthorizing the Neotropical Migratory Bird Conservation Act, now titled Migratory Birds of the Americas Conservation Act, one of the nation’s most important bird conservation laws.
A prominent concern is the issue of free roaming domestic cats (feral and pet animals). A great deal of research has been done and continues to be done on cat and bird interactions with birds and other wildlife not faring well.
Protecting shorebirds and their habitat from ecological and waterway disruption is critical to ensuring resident bird populations and the usefulness of global migration pathways.
Publishing news and information pertaining to policy issues affecting birds and habitat conservation.