Audubon Society, National

Audubon Society, National,

one of the oldest and best-known U.S. environmental organizations; founded 1886 by George Cird Grinnell and named for John James AudubonAudubon, John James
, 1785–1851, American ornithologist, b. Les Cayes, Santo Domingo (now Haiti). The illegitimate son of a French sea captain and plantation owner and a Creole chambermaid who died months after his birth, he was educated in France and in 1803 came to live
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. The nonprofit organization, which has a membership of 550,000, operates 100 wildlife sanctuaries and nature centers, as well as camps and other educational programs. Current high-priority projects include protection for wetlands, ancient forests of the Pacific Northwest, Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, and the Platte River, an important migratory bird stopover. Its publications include American Bird and Audubon, the society's official magazine.
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Engaging diverse audiences in conservation : In North Carolina, Wild South and its partners North Carolina Audubon Society, High Country Audubon Society, National Forests of NC and the Western North Carolina Alliance will reach out to military servicemen and women and nearby Asheville residents to involve them in controlling non-native invasive plants, monitoring bird populations, and educating the public on environmental issues.
Fish and Wildlife Service, the Natural Heritage and Endangered Species Fund, Mass Audubon Society, National Grid and the former Bank of Boston all helped bring them back from the brink.
The Greater Yellowstone Coalition--which includes the local chapters of the National Audubon Society, National Wildlife Federation, and Defenders of Wildlife, among others--was a strong supporter of the Park Service's "let it burn" policy.
Client relationships for Sturner & Klein average ten years or more and include highly respected organizations such as America Online (AOL), Architectural Digest, Fortune, The New Yorker, Scientific American, the National Audubon Society, National Geographic, the American Museum of Natural History, the Smithsonian Institution and the Bureau of National Affairs.
Faith leaders, conservationists and sportsmen, and strong majorities of voters from both ends of the political spectrum in Gulf states and across the nation agree that it just makes sense for the fines from the Gulf spill to come back to help repair the economic and environmental damage done to the Gulf," said a joint statement issued by Environmental Defense Fund, National Audubon Society, National Wildlife Federation, The Nature Conservancy, Ocean Conservancy and Oxfam America.
The city received a grant of $136,500 toward the cost of adding Blackstone Woods to the adjoining 400 acres of protected land that is a joint venture of the Massachusetts Audubon Society, National Grid and the city.
The disappearance of Louisiana's wetlands - at about a football field per hour - puts Louisiana's people, communities and economy at greater and greater risk each year," said a joint statement from the Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana, Environmental Defense Fund, Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation, Louisiana Wildlife Federation, National Audubon Society, National Wildlife Federation and The Nature Conservancy.
We applaud the Environment and Public Works Committee and Gulf state senators for working across the aisle and recognizing that Gulf restoration will benefit America's economy and its people," said a joint statement issued by Environmental Defense Fund, National Audubon Society, National Wildlife Federation, The Nature Conservancy, Ocean Conservancy, and Oxfam America.
Today's agreement between CPRA and the Corps is a significant step toward a fully integrated approach to river management based on the best available science," said a joint statement by the Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana, Environmental Defense Fund, Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation, Louisiana Wildlife Federation, National Audubon Society, National Wildlife Federation and The Nature Conservancy.
The damage from the oil spill was done in the Gulf, so Congress should ensure that oil spill fines go to the Gulf, not to unrelated federal spending," reads a joint statement issued by Environmental Defense Fund, National Audubon Society, National Wildlife Federation, The Nature Conservancy, Ocean Conservancy and Oxfam America.
We applaud the state of Louisiana's efforts to move swiftly in assessing a long and complex list of restoration project proposals against early NRDA criteria," said a joint statement by the Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana, Environmental Defense Fund, Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation, Louisiana Wildlife Federation, National Audubon Society, National Wildlife Federation, and The Nature Conservancy.
Fines paid by BP and other parties responsible for this disaster belong in the Gulf, to help restore the environments and economies that were directly harmed," said the joint statement by the Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana, Environmental Defense Fund, Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation, National Audubon Society, National Wildlife Federation, Ocean Conservancy, Oxfam America, and The Nature Conservancy.