Month: February 2020

Recently, a woman named Helen Oakley shared a devastating video on Facebook after coming across dozens of dead and injured koalas on a gum plantation. The trees had been bulldozed with koalas still in them. It was a heartless and cruel act against Australia’s precious animals, especially when one-third of the species‘ population was wiped
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Royal Terns on South Island, Virginia. Photo: Matthew Fossum Every spring since the 1980s, tens of thousands of seabirds have made their way from their South American wintering grounds to Virginia’s South Island to nest. Once there, raucous masses of Gull-billed Terns, Royal Terns, Common Terns, Black Skimmers, Laughing Gulls, and others combine to create
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Tice Supplee, Audubon Arizona, and Cary and Nancy Meister, Yuma Audubon Society, discuss groundwater management with Sen. Sine Kerr at Western Rivers Day. Photo: Dominic Arenas/Audubon During last year’s visit to the Capitol, Audubon Arizona and its coalition partnersadvocated for a sustainable water future for the state by talking with legislators about the Colorado River
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Greater Sage-Grouse. Photo: Evan Barrientos/Audubon President Donald Trump is visiting Colorado Springs today. He arrives as the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), as part of his federal Department of the Interior, takes aim at regulations in place protecting millions of acres of public land cherished by millions of Coloradans, westerners, and an adaptable, dancing bird,
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Greater Sage-Grouse. Photo: Evan Barrientos/Audubon Denver (February 19, 2020) – “The environmental review process announced today by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is nothing more than window dressing for a process that they should be taking seriously,” said Nada Culver, vice president for public lands and senior policy counsel with the National Audubon Society.
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SeaWorld has announced that it’s ending the practice of letting trainers ride astride dolphins during shows.Animal rights activists have been asking for years for the practice to be banned. PETA published a shareholder proposal in December 2019, asking that the practice be banned, and that trainers stop riding on dolphins’ backs and faces. The animal
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Parrots can be colorful, both in physical appearance and personality. One particular family of parrots that can be described as ultra-vibrant are lories and lorikeets. Their feather coloration is quite stunning. If you were to print out a photocopy of a lory or lorikeet, you might use up a good portion of your printer’s color
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Since the 1980s, the giraffe population has dropped 30 percent from a population of over 155,000 to just 111,000 today. According to the Giraffe Conservation Foundation, their population has even dropped by 95 percent in areas that were once considered “prime giraffe habitat.” The IUCN says there are only 68,293 mature individuals in the wild.
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