Conservation

Audubon Magazine

Mining Minnesota’s Canoe Country

A project could poison one of North America's most important watersheds for years.
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A Journey to Alaska’s Tongass, Where Our Last Old-Growth Temperate Forest Meets the Sea

The 17-million-acre Tongass National Forest sustains both the wildlife within it and the rich ecosystem along its shores. So why would anyone want to clear-cut this place?
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An Accidental Science Project Reveals How Crucial Sea Otters Are to Kelp Forests

Fur traders exterminated them in Washington. A hydrogen bomb helped restore them. These events have given ecologists startling insight into the power of these kelp forest carnivores.
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Audubon Magazine

Farm Bill Will Yield Benefits to Birds and Other Wildlife

Conservationists say the long-stalled legislation contains a number of victories.
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Audubon Magazine

Waste Managment, Peruvian Style

Piling on in the Guano Islands.
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Big Win for Arctic Wildlife

U.S. court rejects offshore oil leases in Arctic waters.
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India’s Kite Flying Proves Fatal to Birds

Regulations on one of India's favorite sports comes just in time for festival season.
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Audubon Magazine

Northern Great Plains Grassland and Wetland Habitat Falls to the Plow

Vital prairie pothole habitat is disappearing. Reformed farm- and ethanol-subsidy programs—and economic incentives—are needed to leave these crucial lands alone.
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Audubon Magazine

11 Reasons the Christmas Bird Count Rocks

The world’s longest-running citizen science project is a boon for bird conservation.
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Audubon Magazine

Volunteers Survey Birds in a National Park in Virginia

Documenting birds will help create a checklist and strengthen the case for conservation.
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Audubon Magazine

Managing Lands for Bobolinks

Keeping cattle out of hay fields will help a dwindling bird population.
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Southwestern Farmers Share Their Water with Endangered Birds

In the West, as the saying goes, whiskey is for drinking and water is for fighting. So why on earth did New Mexicans--during a severe drought, no less--decide to give precious drops to southwestern willow flycatchers?
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Restoring the Gulf Coast

In a strange twist of fate, the biggest oil spill in U.S. history may end up saving the South’s wetlands and coastlines—if we make the right choices.
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Finding Where Biodiversity Overlaps with Conservation

A mapping project emphasizes the need to protect more places.
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Duke Energy to Pay $1 Million for Bird Deaths at Wind Facilities

U.S. government issues the first criminal sentence for killing protected birds at turbine farms.
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Audubon View

Getting the lead out of ammo and fishing tackle.
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Birdlife Can Recover in Fragmented Amazon, But It Takes Decades

As humans continue to clear rainforest, there are some hopeful findings.
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Audubon Magazine

Help End the Bluefin Blues

Proposed fishing regulations could help this threatened tuna, but advocates say they’re not enough.
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Ouch. This Is What Happens When You Spy On Andean Black Bears (Video)

Andean Black Bears don't like being photographed.
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Audubon Magazine

Kenya’s Rhinos Receive Microchips to Deter Poaching

Poachers are going to be the next ones tracked.
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Audubon Magazine

Longline Fishing's Unintended Victims: Billfish, Sharks, and Tuna

What's good for protecting some species from longlines can lead to disaster for others.
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Longline Fishing's Unintended Victims: Turtles

Many sea turtles die each year from longline fishing, but circle hooks and buoy gear help protect loggerheads and leatherbacks.
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Urban Wildlife Refuges Highlight Nature That’s Closer Than You Think

Eight new partnerships across the country encourage urban communities to engage with natural spaces.
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Will the World Adopt Sustainable Longline Fishing Practices?

The U.S. is setting the standard for ecologically sustainable longline fishing. Now it’s time to make sure the rest of the world gets onboard.
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Audubon Magazine

Bye-bye Golf Courses, Hello Nature Preserves

The Great Recession had at least one silver lining for wildlife: Golf courses are being turned into natural protected places. 
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Audubon Magazine

A Crazy Idea to Bring Back Atlantic Puffins Is a Success

Ornithologist Steve Kress’s once-controversial methods are the gold standard for saving seabirds around the world.  
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Audubon Magazine

Safer Waters for Sharks

Masters of the underwater universe for millions of years, the much-persecuted shark may finally have a fighting chance thanks to friends in surprising places.
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Audubon Magazine

State of the Birds

This year’s report focuses on the importance of private lands.
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Audubon Magazine

Canoeing Montana's Clark Fork River

A waterway's poisoned past, present cleanup, and, above all, its natural beauty.
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Audubon Magazine

From the Archives: Aldo Leopold's Odyssey

The journey of a single atom paints a compelling portrait of the web of life.
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