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January 13, 2020

Join Audubon in protecting the Migratory Bird Treaty Act

type: NGO, Petition
by: Yair Oded

As the deterioration of our planet’s ecosystem due to human activities worsens, more and more bird species are at a growing risk of extinction. 

In the United States, a new interpretation of the 1918 Migratory Bird Act by the Trump administration has effectively removed protections from countless species of birds, making it legal for companies and businesses to destroy or harm them without facing repercussions. Nesting grounds across the U.S. have already been destroyed with no alternative for migratory birds. 

The National Audubon Society is a nonprofit conservation organisation dedicated to protecting birds and their habitats across the Americas.

Founded in 1905, Audubon collaborates with several partner organisations and maintains chapters across America in order to educate and advocate on behalf of birds as well as conduct on-the-ground conservation work. The organisation currently has close to 500 chapters across the United States that run a diverse range of programmes and workshops, as well as maintain a wide network of centers and safe spaces for birds.

In Audubon’s ranks are environmental policy, education and science experts who collect vital data as well as collaborate with and guide lawmakers, government agencies and members of other organisations on how to execute effective bird conservation efforts and craft policies that protect them and their habitats. 

Among Audubon’s most notable achievements are the protection of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (as well as other fragile habitats and nesting grounds), the passing of policies that promote both habitat protection and eco-friendly energy development across millions of acres and the ongoing restoration of the Everglades and Long Island Sound. 

In addition to several ongoing campaigns, Audubon currently leads an effort to challenge the Trump administration’s interpretation of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act. Please visit their website to learn about how you can contact your representatives and join the growing demand to defend America’s most crucial bird law.

Image: Audubon website.