Month: September 2020

Harris’s Hawk. Photo: Timothy Morrison/Audubon Photography Awards Audubon and its partners in the Water for Arizona Coalition are proud to receive the 2020 Leaders of the Year award from the Arizona Capitol Times—a local paper covering state politics—in today’s award ceremony. Each year, the Arizona Capitol Times recognizes people “and organizations that have contributed greatly to the
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Every year in the UK, there is a “badger cull” In which large quantities of badgers are shot and killed. Because cull involves “free shooting” many of the badgers die slow, painful deaths after being shot. The cull started in 2013 and each year, the government allows more areas to be included in this cruel
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In 2014 Gavin Jones was studying how changing weather conditions impact the California Spotted Owl when something “gut-wrenching” happened. The King Fire, a high-intensity megafire in California’s Sierra Nevada, ripped through more than half of the owl study area, threatening decades of research. Scientists had monitored the owl population there since 1993. “At the time we
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The world’s largest lizard, the Komodo dragon, could be driven to extinction by climate change unless significant measures to intervene are taken soon. A new international study, led by the University of Adelaide and Deakin University, has found that the impact of both global warming and sea-level rise threatens the extinction of Komodo dragons, which
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Red-breasted Sapsucker. Photo: Mick Thompson/Eastside Audubon TONGASS NATIONAL FOREST, ALASKA — “Roadless areas of the Tongass protect salmon runs that feed healthy bears, Northern Goshawks, marten, and many people in Southeast Alaska,” said Natalie Dawson, Vice President and Executive Director for Audubon Alaska. “The Roadless Rule also provides the best protections for a climate resilient
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For most people, the sight of an approaching crocodile, mouth wide open, would provide the fright of a life. And their fear would be rightly placed, as encounters between man and saltwater crocs typically have deathly ends for the former. Not for Matt Wright, the so-called “outback wrangler”. “Stay, sit, sit!” Wright instructed the croc ominously
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(Picture Credit: Getty Images) Believe it or not, our canine companions get stressed. The circumstances and degrees of this can vary from dog to dog since no two are exactly alike, but it’s still something all dog parents must be wary of. Also, like humans, dogs can show their stress in different ways. To be
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