This year, Audubon North Carolina’s advocacy work looked a little different. Instead of flooding the halls of North Carolina’s capitol building, bird advocates, college students, and volunteers clicked on Zoom links and filled virtual meeting rooms. They replaced pamphlets with slide decks and notebooks and pens with computers and tablets. This is what adapted advocacy
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World Animal Protection released footage of an elephant training process called “the crush.” In this method, baby elephants are exploited to make them submissive to tourists. Baby and adult elephants are used in entertainment around the world, including giving rides to tourists or performing tricks. “The Crush” is designed to break animals spirits, and according
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News from the Humane Society International (HSI) shared that Scotland banned seal shooting by the fisheries industry on June 17. Many seals are shot annually in Scotland in the name of protecting commercial fisheries. Scottish Parliament approved the bill, which amends the Marine Scotland Act. The bill repeals licenses for the shooting of seals as
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Camera traps bring you closer to the secretive natural world and are an important conservation tool to study wildlife. This week we’re meeting the largest carnivorous marsupial in the world: the Tasmanian devil. Tasmanian devils (Sarcophilus harrisii) used to live in Australia but now they can only be found in the island state of Tasmania,
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The bird world is embroiled in debate about whether to rename McCown’s Longspur, a grassland bird that bears the name of a Confederate general—an ornithological outgrowth of a national movement to remove monuments to defenders of slavery. Photo: Agami Photo Agency/Alamy In 1851, John P. McCown, an amateur ornithologist and army officer stationed in Texas,
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