Other Animals

The Northern Flicker is North America’s widest-ranging woodpecker, a common inhabitant of forest edges, savannas, and suburban areas from Alaska to Mexico to Maine. But it is also among the more unusual members of its family. Instead of the black-and-white plumage and tree-clinging habits typical of its woodpecker cousins, flickers have dappled brown feathers and
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(JUNE 21, 2024)—Last week, the Government of Canada announced its 2030 Nature Strategy to implement the country’s ambitious goals under the Kunming-Montréal Global Biodiversity Framework agreed to at the fifteenth United Nations Biodiversity Conference of the Parties (COP 15) in November 2022. The 2030 Nature Strategy includes 23 targets covering ecosystem restoration and the conservation
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Westerners are uncharacteristically unified in their desire for a cohesive plan to save the Greater sage-grouse, a bird that symbolizes vast expanses of western North America. But the bird’s populations are in freefall: studies show an alarming 80 percent decline in sage-grouse populations across its range since 1965, a loss of three percent annually. The
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image by Photo by Gareth Davies on Unsplash When you see a grouping of birds, it’s called a flock. The practice of flocking serves two known purposes; to fly together during migratory periods, or to forage for food. It’s the whole safety in numbers thing. The visual appearance of a flock is an amazing view
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SAN ANTONIO (June 18, 2024) – Audubon Conservation Ranching, a wildlife habitat program of the National Audubon Society, and Grassroots Carbon have created a new partnership to provide landowners with new income opportunities for implementing regenerative land management practices that improve bird habitats while building soil health through grassland restoration.  Participating landowners can profit from additional
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Six winners of hog hunting contests now face criminal charges in Louisiana after they were accused of cheating. All six were charged with hunting contest fraud and criminal conspiracy, and five were accused of violating interstate commerce as well, the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries said June 12. Their attorney information isn’t available in
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A new study has found that the planet’s oceans are experiencing a “triple threat” of oxygen loss, extreme heat and acidification. The researchers discovered that, as global heating has worsened, increasing stress has been placed on marine species, with as much as 20 percent of the world’s oceans affected by these threats. “The global ocean
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The perfect fathers’ day would beA safer world for all cassowary families.Fathers are at the helm.As the little chicksLearns their realm.So humans drive carefullyAnd let these beautiful beings be. Karen Lyons Kalmenson I am a proud senior, forever hippie, who has incorporated the peace and love vibe into the technosphere of the 21st century. Gratitude
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**Este artículo se puede encontrar en español** The Colorado River and its tributaries—which support 40 million people, sacred Tribal lands, a $1.4 trillion economy, more than five million acres of farms and ranches, and thousands of species of wildlife—are shrinking due to climate change and overuse.   Important habitats exist and have been intentionally reestablished along more
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Climate change is one of the most pressing issues facing our planet today. It affects every aspect of our lives, from the air we breathe to the food we eat. While governments and corporations play significant roles in addressing this global crisis, young people have emerged as powerful agents of change. Their passion, creativity, and
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One of North America’s most enigmatic and least understood birds is the owl, which may not be totally surprising given the nocturnal habits of these birds. But the Northern Saw-whet Owl (Aegolius acadicus), unlike most other owl species, migrates across the continent. They favor habitat with thick vegetation, and their journey starts in the Boreal
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A wily red fox with a turtle in its jaws is a stark illustration of the “catastrophic” situation affecting Australia’s freshwater turtles. Along the Murray, foxes are digging up and eating entire nests of turtle eggs, and grabbing reproductive females. The fact the reptiles live so long, while the young are so vulnerable to predators,
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Two orphaned Black bears have been released back into the wild, ending their nearly year-long rehabilitation at the San Diego Humane Society’s Ramona Wildlife Center, according to officials. The brother bears were rescued last July by California Department of Fish and Wildlife after their mother had died in the San Bernardino mountains and it was
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Congratulations to all our Audubon in Action and Audubon Collaborative Action Grant awardees! Audubon’s 2024 grant program is funding chapter projects that contribute toward Flight Plan, Audubon’s strategic plan for 2023 through 2028.    Successful grantees presented project applications that showed clear pathways to success in supporting one or more of Audubon’s five strategic milestones and
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