Over 200 species of bird have been documented as killed by collision with wind turbines. Passerines (i.e., songbirds) are most commonly reported, followed by raptors that hunt by day such as hawks, eagles and falcons. Although fatality rates for raptors may be lower compared to passerines, raptors are especially vulnerable to collisions due to their flight behaviors. Given the life history traits of raptors (i.e., long-lived and low reproductive rates) their populations are more at risk of decline from the number of different sources of impacts that affect these species on a daily basis. ~ U.S Fish and Wildlife Service
Western Cuyahoga Audubon Society (WCAS) supports the lawsuit filed by American Bird Conservancy and Black Swamp Bird Observatory in Ohio.
No sitting on the fence! Discarded plastic curtesy of “Anagram”. A considerate note on this balloon warns that it must not be released outdoors in California ...... i suppose the rest of the planet is ok? I generally pick up one or two of these a week. https://www.flickr.com/photos/145360468@N05/48840217372/in/photolist-2hpQT4j-61H5Ch-b44wMK Ramsholt, Suffolk Coastal District, England
Around the world, birds and other wildlife are picking up plastics mistaken as food and succumb from consuming the plastics or regurgitate the plastics, along with food, to their young who then die due to lack of nutrition or impaction of plastic in the digestive tract.
The public is invited Tues May 28th at 5:00 pm to attend the Cleveland Cuyahoga County City Council Meeting to witness the passage of historic legislation and celebrate this momenteus occasion - to ban single-use plastic bags in Cuyahoga County.
On May 28, 2019 Cuyahoga County Council will likely turn into law a ban on single use plastic bags as a means to transport purchased items in Cuyahoga County. This action is to address environmental public health for us and future generations. The ban will encourage recyclable bag use. At Wendy Park, Cleveland, Ohio Saturday, May 11, 2019.
“The Ohio Senate proposed Senate Bill 210, which would prohibit local government from regulating disposable containers. So, there you have it, there was an effort to reduce the plastic bags, but they moved forward on a state level, to prevent local governments from regulating disposable containers.”
Arctic Refuge Sign on Letter - Final copy and Update by Monica Scherer, Director of Outreach, Alaska Wild
More than 700,000 individuals sent comments to BLM in favor of protection for the Arctic Refuge. In addition to the letter signed by your organization and 130 others, letters calling for protection of the Arctic Refuge were also submitted by scholars, outdoor industries, athletes, and faith organizations.
Witnessing Extinction by Casey Tucker, American Avian Conservation & Research Institute and Otterbein University
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.
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.
Publishing news and information pertaining to policy issues affecting birds and habitat conservation.
WATCH "A New Twist for Wind Energy Plan for Lake Erie?" By Kevin Cronin, Attorney at Law
WATCH "Plastics Pollution in Cuyahoga Cty and OH" By Fran Mentch, NEO Sierra Club.