Migratory Bird Protection Act

We’re in a bird crisis: Three billion birds have disappeared in North America since 1970. Two out of three birds are threatened by climate change. Earlier this year, a federal rule dramatically weakened the Migratory Bird Treaty Act (MBTA), our nation’s most important bird protection law. The weakened law no longer holds companies liable forContinue reading “Migratory Bird Protection Act”

Protect America’s Seabirds and the Forage Fish They Rely On

Threatened by the effects of climate change, overfishing, and habitat loss, seabird populations around the world have declined by 70 percent since 1950. Seabirds rely on small, schooling fish known as forage fish to eat and to feed their chicks. However, marine forage fish are not protected by federal fisheries management, leaving them vulnerable toContinue reading “Protect America’s Seabirds and the Forage Fish They Rely On”

Birds at the Washington Legislature

The first-ever remote legislative session has begun in Olympia. The virtual nature of this year’s legislative session presents an unparalleled opportunity for everyone to engage with our state lawmakers without traveling to Olympia. Audubon Washington’s top two climate priorities for the 2021 legislative session are passing a Clean Fuel Standard and updating the state’s GrowthContinue reading “Birds at the Washington Legislature”

Audubon Virtual Advocacy Day is December 9

We want our legislators to the start the 2021 Legislative session with Audubon’s bird-friendly priorities in mind. Since we won’t be able to meet with our legislators in person, we will be meeting over Zoom. If you live in the 49th Legislative District, join us for our Virtual Advocacy Day with Senator Annette Cleveland and RepresentativeContinue reading “Audubon Virtual Advocacy Day is December 9”

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

After Victory, Our Work Is Not Yet Done In a major victory for the National Audubon Society and other conservation groups, a federal judge has overturned the Trump administration’s unprecedented attack on the Migratory Bird Treaty Act (MBTA), and restored its longstanding protections for birds. The court ruled that the MBTA does protect birds fromContinue reading “Federal Judge Rules Administration’s Bird-Killing Policy is Illegal”