Conservation Action Alerts – Birds and Wildlife Need You!
The only way we’ll be successful in our conservation efforts is with your help.
We know that lawmakers care about your views and opinions. As a constituent, you have a unique ability to convey your concerns about issues affecting birds, wildlife and their habitats.
Helping is easy, won’t take much time, and most importantly, will go a very long way in protecting our birds and wildlife!
Endangered Species Act in Trouble (April 2017)
Congress is moving quickly to gut the Endangered Species Act, America’s strongest and most important law for protecting wildlife.
The Endangered Species Act has a proven track record of success in providing a safety net that protects our most vulnerable wildlife. It has prevented 99 percent of the species under its care from going extinct, including America’s symbol, the Bald Eagle. We should allow this critical law to continue to protect wildlife for future generations, not undermine it.
Protect the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (April 2017)
Every year, countless numbers of birds hatched in the vibrant tundra and wetlands of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge migrate across each of the 50 states to their wintering grounds.
The astonishing habitat of the Arctic Refuge supports nesting birds such as Tundra Swans, Sandhill Cranes, Snowy Owls, Golden Eagles, a multitude of songbirds, and more. The biological heart of the Refuge—and vital nesting ground for these birds—is a 1.5-million-acre region between the Arctic Ocean and the mountains, known as the coastal plain. But efforts in Congress are underway to open this area to drilling, which would cause irreparable harm to birds.
Support Legislative Action on Climate Change – Audubon WA (April 2017)
Looking forward, we anticipate that conservation action at the state and local level will become increasingly important to help us advance policies that protect birds, the places they need, and the communities that steward them. Our elected officials work on policy based on what they hear from the constituents they serve.
As we prepare for the 2017 legislative session, now is the perfect time to re-engage with your state decision makers. Reach out today. Remind them that we need leadership and action to address the impacts of climate change. You are expecting them to take actions that will protect habitat for birds and our communities. Don’t hesitate to contact your local decision makers with this message, too.
In the months ahead, there will be opportunities to participate in local, climate-centered advocacy trainings. We also invite you to join us at Audubon Advocacy Day in Olympia this February. Watch for more information soon on this chance to stretch your activist muscle and be the voice for birds in our state Capitol!