November Advisory – Good News for Condors

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your actions at work


Lead poisoning, primarily from ingesting lead-based ammunition fragments, is hampering recovery efforts of the California Condor, and threatens other scavenging species like Golden and Bald Eagles. (Photo by Scott Frier / USFWS)

Victory! Getting the Lead Out

In a major conservation victory that will have repercussions throughout the country, last month California Governor Jerry Brown signed historic legislation that will require hunters to use non-lead ammunition. The bill, championed by Audubon California, Defenders of Wildlife, and the Humane Society of the United States, will eliminate what nationally-renowned scientists say is the number one source of unregulated lead left in our environment. Read more →

Short-eared Owl | Gary C. Tognoni /

Short-eared Owls will see their already limited range contract because of climate disruption. (Photo by Gary C. Tognoni /

Audubon Supporters Want More Climate Action

A recent poll of Audubon supporters let us know loud and clear that together we can and should be doing more on climate change. Groundbreaking science on the impacts of climate change on birds and our powerful Audubon network are two key elements to making a strong Audubon statement on climate. Read more →

Western Meadowlark | Matt Knoth/

The Farm Bill contains vital conservation programs that help grassland birds like this Western Meadowlark. (Photo by Matt Knoth /

Farm Bill and Restoration Bill Head to Conference Committee

Both the Farm Bill and the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) have made it to the final stages of congressional action. Both contain provisions we support, but keeping those intact will require hard work—and a little luck. Read more →

EPA Listening Session | Connie Mahan/Audubon Headlines image | belterz/

A volunteer from DC Audubon Society speaks at the EPA listening session in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Connie Mahan / Audubon)

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Your Actions at Work

Audubon volunteers and staff around the country spoke at 11 EPA Listening Sessions in support of the agency’s proposed rule to limit carbon pollution from existing power plants. Said one volunteer “I was nervous, but I’m so glad I did it. This is so important.” Take your activism to the next step — we’ll send out announcements when events like this take place near you and hope you will turn out to speak up for the birds and wildlife you care about!

Ask an Expert

Do you have a question about our public policy work? Send us your questions and we’ll try to cover them in future issues. This month, our question comes from David H. in Minnesota, who, like many of us, is trying to be involved with local conservation efforts with limited time available.
Q. I’m a new member of the Audubon Society. I’d like to be more involved in conservation efforts; what resources would you recommend for purposes of education regarding current events as well as ecology generally? Get the answer →


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