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!
Support Legislative Action on Climate Change – Audubon WA (Dec, 2016)
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!
Action Alert! Endangered Species Act in Jeopardy
America’s strongest and most important law for protecting wildlife, the Endangered Species Act, is under a coordinated assault. More than 80 bills and amendments have been introduced in the U.S. House and Senate that would dismantle the Act, and dozens of policy provisions in year-end legislation threaten numerous birds and other wildlife.
Action Alert! Albatross and Petrels Need Our Help
Albatross and petrels are some of the most endangered birds on the planet. These species spend most of their lives on the open ocean, but too often die tragic deaths after becoming hooked on fishing lines and drowning. To ensure the survival of these magnificent birds, we need international cooperation. The Agreement on the Conservation of Albatrosses and Petrels (ACAP) coordinates and advances protections for these birds, but the United States has yet to sign on. Now, legislation has been introduced that would enable the U.S. to join this treaty.
Action Alert: Support Bird-friendly Buildings Legislation.
Building collisions kill millions of bird each year, and many of these needless deaths can be prevented. A new bill would promote bird-friendly materials and design features at federal buildings.
Please urge your U.S. Representative to cosponsor and support the Federal Bird-Safe Buildings Act, a bipartisan, no-cost common-sense solution to help birds avoid collisions with buildings. Read a sample letter and send comments.