‘There’s nowhere like it’: Alaska’s wildlife refuge fears death by drilling

‘There’s nowhere like it’: Alaska’s wildlife refuge fears death by drilling

Biologist George Schaller has traversed the Amazon rainforest, studied lions in the Serengeti and searched for rare antelope in Tibet, but for him nothing quite compares to a vast and little-known wilderness found in the north-eastern reaches of Alaska. Schaller first encountered the region in the 1950s, taking a canoe down the Colville River, a […]

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Victory! Federal Judge Rules Trump Administration’s Bird-Killing Policy is Illegal

Victory! Federal Judge Rules Trump Administration’s Bird-Killing Policy is Illegal

NEW YORK – “Like the clear crisp notes of the Wood Thrush, today’s court decision cuts through all the noise and confusion to unequivocally uphold the most effective bird conservation law on the books–the Migratory Bird Treaty Act,” said Sarah Greenberger, Interim Chief Conservation Officer for the National Audubon Society. “This is a huge victory […]

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Trump Administration Continues Effort to Strip Away Bird Protections

Trump Administration Continues Effort to Strip Away Bird Protections

WASHINGTON – “While America is in turmoil, the Trump Administration is continuing its relentless war on nature,” said David Yarnold, president and CEO of the National Audubon Society. “This administration is churning out policies that make it easier to kill birds, pollute our air and water, and endanger our health. The ’comment periods’ where the […]

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Conservationists slam Malta over bird hunting during COVID-19 lockdown

Conservationists slam Malta over bird hunting during COVID-19 lockdown

Bird conservation groups are outraged the spring hunting season in Malta is being opened despite the COVID-19 lockdown. The Maltese islands are a resting point for migratory birds crossing the Mediterranean. Birdlife Malta sent Euronews pictures of a marsh harrier bird of prey, which they say has been shot illegally during this year’s three-week week […]

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