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2011-08-01 10:02:00

As Senators consider bill on oil spill penalties, conservationists urge lawmakers to invest fines in Gulf's natural systems and communities that need them WASHINGTON, Aug. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Leading conservation groups working across the Gulf of Mexico have submitted to the White House a blueprint for action that federal, state and local governments can take to restore the region's threatened natural systems and to help communities that rely on the Gulf for survival. The...

2011-08-01 09:05:00

Audubon Helped Pioneer Approach that Balances Energy and Wildlife Needs WASHINGTON, Aug. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) took an important step forward on behalf of our nation's iconic sagebrush habitat and wildlife like the Greater sage-grouse with the release of its National Greater Sage-Grouse Planning Strategy. The strategy outlines a region-wide effort and builds upon the work of diverse stakeholders, including Audubon Wyoming and Wyoming's...

2011-07-11 16:15:00

Conservation groups say prompt review necessary so restoration can begin NEW ORLEANS, July 11, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Conservation groups today expressed support for Louisiana's swift action to identify and propose potential restoration projects that qualify for BP's $1 billion down payment toward the Natural Resource Damage Assessment (NRDA) stemming from the unprecedented Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Louisiana's release of its project list today is an important step toward...

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...

2011-03-10 16:40:00

WASHINGTON, March 10, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A coalition of environmental, economic, and social equity organizations today celebrated the news that Reps. Kathy Castor (D-FL) and Steve Scalise (R-LA) have formed a bipartisan House Gulf Caucus to support restoration of the region's environment and economy following the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. The coalition of groups, working together as the Gulf Renewal Project, support the Oil Commission's recommendation that 80% of Clean...

2011-03-09 11:36:00

WASHINGTON, March 9, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "It is common sense: with sound science and good planning we can develop wind power and protect wildlife, too. That's no surprise to people living in the wind-energy rich West. "A recent bipartisan poll found that Westerners in five states believe that strong environmental protections and a new energy economy can and should be inseparable. Huge majorities - upwards of 2/3 of people surveyed - said strong environmental protections should...