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2011-10-13 10:17:00

NEW YORK, Oct. 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Birdwatching hit the Internet in a big way this week as Audubon launched its groundbreaking social media campaign, Birding the Net. Visitors to over 100 websites -- including AOL, Slate, Discovery Channel -- are encountering unexpected avian visitors. Timed to build on the release of The Big Year movie, the campaign, created by Goodby, Silverstein & Partners, will bring the excitement of birds and birding to a broad new audience in a new and...

2011-09-22 08:31:00

Kid's Fundraising Efforts Will Help Wildlife and Wild Places in Need NEW YORK, Sept. 22, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Kids around the country are gearing up for another year of Pennies for the Planet, an environmental education and action campaign to protect wildlife and habitat. Pennies for the Planet is made possible by support from TogetherGreen, an Audubon initiative in alliance with Toyota. This year's program focuses on three unique and vital wildlife habitats--spanning special...

2011-08-31 14:51:00

BOCA RATON, Fla., Aug. 31, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The St. Andrews Country Club golf course has received certification in Environmental Planning from the Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary Program for Golf Courses (ACSP), an international program administered by Audubon International designed to help landowners preserve and enhance the environmental quality of their property. The plan was developed by George Kervern, Director of Golf Course Maintenance, who is also recognized for his...

2011-08-15 09:11:00

A Model for Conservation Education Since 1936 NEW YORK, Aug. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- One of the nation's greatest environmental education success stories will be celebrated August 20 as Audubon's Hog Island Camp marks 75 years of connecting people with nature. Since 1936, some of the world's most respected naturalists have inspired campers of all ages to learn about and protect birds and the environment. Roger Tory Peterson, was among the first teachers at the 335 acre...

2011-07-20 08:22:00

NEW ORLEANS, July 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- If New Orleans isn't exactly top of mind when it comes to places for great family vacations, it's time to think again! To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click: http://www.multivu.com/mnr/51082-audubon-zoo-aquarium-parakeet-vacation-family-new-orleans (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110720/MM35805) There is so much fun for families in the Big Easy, and some of these activities are new this summer....

2011-06-06 10:00:00

WASHINGTON, June 6, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The New York program of the National Audubon Society has received a Sustainable Forestry Initiative® (SFI®) conservation grant to build a stronger link between bird conservation and forest management along the Atlantic Flyway. "This SFI grant will help us develop a communications and outreach program for foresters, forest landowners and SFI-certified mills in New York State, and transfer our knowledge...

2011-05-20 09:22:00

The National Audubon Society Announces 2011 Rachel Carson Award Winners May 23; NBC's Anne Thompson to Emcee NEW YORK, May 20, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Audubon Society will honor Sigourney Weaver and Maya Lin with the Rachel Carson Award at the organization's eighth annual Women in Conservation Luncheon at The Plaza in New York on May 23. The prestigious award, launched in 2004, recognizes visionary women whose dedication, talent and energy have advanced the...

2011-05-19 14:42:00

NEW YORK, May 19, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Audubon is saddened to learn of the death of longtime Audubon leader Edward H. Harte. Inspired by a birding trip to Corpus Christi, the avid conservationist joined Audubon's board in 1964 and served for a total of 13 years, including five years as chair, over the next three decades. In 2002 he was awarded Audubon's highest honor, the Audubon Medal, in recognition of his conservation vision and leadership. His son Christopher has also served...

2011-05-09 09:07:00

NEW YORK, May 9, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Lorraine Sciarra will become Audubon's General Counsel in July, as the most recent addition to Audubon's new leadership team. "This is a cutting-edge team that understands impact and innovation and we're lucky to have Lorraine," said David Yarnold, Audubon's CEO and President since September 2010. Sciarra brings more than 20 years as Senior University Counsel at Princeton University to the national conservation organization. Her broad...

2011-04-13 16:23:00

"It is time to put politics aside and do the right thing for the Gulf" NEW YORK, April 13, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- One year after the BP oil disaster began in the Gulf of Mexico, Audubon experts report that oil can still be found in gulf marshes and beaches that provide critical habitat for at-risk birds. Recent trips through Louisiana's Barataria Bay revealed tar balls on beaches and oil oozing through marsh grasses, a discouraging sight as the breeding season begins for dozens...