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A Climate Change Warning from the Red Knot and Horseshoe Crab!

This month, many of us will be traveling to historic spots along the Delaware Bay in New Jersey and Delaware. We will be there to witness the epic journey of the Red Knot as it comes to feed and rest along the Delaware Bay shore after a migratory flight of thousands of miles. Deborah Cramer [...]

By |2019-05-17T14:23:50-04:00May 17th, 2019|Advocacy|Comments Off on A Climate Change Warning from the Red Knot and Horseshoe Crab!

Support Efforts to Protect the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

On May 1st, the House Natural Resources Committee approved legislation to restore protections to the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge; moving one step closer towards ensuring the Refuge remains a sanctuary for birds and other wildlife. The Arctic Cultural and Coastal Plain Protection Act (HR 1146), introduced by Congressmen Jared Huffman (D-CA) and Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA), [...]

By |2019-05-17T14:13:37-04:00May 17th, 2019|Advocacy|Comments Off on Support Efforts to Protect the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

Think Globally, Act Locally: Support Climate Action in Our Bird Towns and Municipalities!

Earlier this spring, Cheltenham Township, one of our Audubon Bird Towns, adopted the Sierra Club’s “Ready for 100” in a resolution recommended by their Environmental Advisory Council. The goal of the Ready For 100% Renewable Energy Campaign is to encourage Pennsylvania’s cities and towns to make a pledge to complete the transition to 100% renewable [...]

By |2019-05-17T14:24:30-04:00May 17th, 2019|Advocacy|Comments Off on Think Globally, Act Locally: Support Climate Action in Our Bird Towns and Municipalities!

Audubon Supports “30 by 30” Legislation: Modernizing Pennsylvania’s Renewable Energy Standards

Global climate change is one of the greatest challenges facing this generation. It has had a significant impact on the environment, from rising sea levels to more extreme weather events, costing businesses, governments, and taxpayers billions of dollars. We can all attest to the impact that climate change has on birds and other wildlife. Pennsylvanians [...]

By |2019-05-17T14:24:42-04:00May 17th, 2019|Advocacy|Comments Off on Audubon Supports “30 by 30” Legislation: Modernizing Pennsylvania’s Renewable Energy Standards

Spring 2019 Edition of Naturally … Now Available!

We've just prepared the latest edition of Naturally - our quarterly newsletter. Of note, we are seeking participation in our survey, which will help us with future planning for our organization. Please click on the button below to take part in the survey (before May 30, 2019). TAKE THE SURVEY   DOWNLOAD THE LATEST [...]

By |2019-05-17T14:24:53-04:00April 26th, 2019|WAS News|Comments Off on Spring 2019 Edition of Naturally … Now Available!

Natural Selections: Judy Stepanskie, The Falcon Godmother

Reposted from Montgomery News - article by Mike Weilbacher On St. Patrick’s Day afternoon, while scores of revelers wearing green top hats and shamrocks were passing by, Judy Stepenaskie and I were in front of St. John the Baptist Church in Manayunk, the church famous for, among other things, its large stone steeple being the [...]

By |2019-03-22T10:21:18-04:00March 22nd, 2019|Conservation, WAS News|Comments Off on Natural Selections: Judy Stepanskie, The Falcon Godmother

Strong Enforcement of the MBTA Urged

The following letter, signed by former U.S. Department of Interior Officials, urges strong enforcement of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act (MBTA): The Honorable Ryan Zinke January 10, 2018 Secretary of the Interior 1849 C St., NW Washington, D.C. 20240 Dear Secretary Zinke: We are all conservation professionals who have formerly served the Department of the Interior, [...]

By |2018-04-03T15:47:19-04:00January 16th, 2018|Audubon News, Conservation|Comments Off on Strong Enforcement of the MBTA Urged

The White House Turns Its Back On America’s Birds

Originally published on the website of National Audubon WASHINGTON—“Christmas came early for bird killers. By acting to end industries’ responsibility to avoid millions of gruesome bird deaths per year, the White House is parting ways with more than 100 years of conservation legacy,” said David O’Neill, Audubon’s chief conservation officer, in response to the Trump Administration's [...]

By |2018-04-03T15:47:19-04:00January 8th, 2018|Audubon News, Conservation|Comments Off on The White House Turns Its Back On America’s Birds

News on the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

Photo by Victor Benard Congress has passed a tax package that includes a provision to open the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil and gas drilling. As dispiriting as this, you should know that our fight isn’t yet over. A number of regulatory, scientific, political, and infrastructure-related hurdles must still be cleared before [...]

By |2018-04-03T15:47:19-04:00January 8th, 2018|Audubon News, Conservation|Comments Off on News on the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

Proposed Federal Law Could Save Countless Birds From Death by Glass

Glass kills birds—that’s not news. Decades of research by ornithologist Daniel Klem estimates up to a billion avian mortalities from North American buildings each year, a number that experts say is widely shared and recognized. But despite its scope, moves to solve the problem have been comparably small and slow.

By |2018-04-03T15:47:19-04:00October 27th, 2017|Audubon News|Comments Off on Proposed Federal Law Could Save Countless Birds From Death by Glass