WASHINGTON – Greater than 50 Audubon employees from 29 states traveled to Washington, D.C. this week to satisfy with Members of Congress and the Biden-Harris Administration on a wide range of points, together with funding for conservation packages, the reauthorization of the Farm Invoice, and the way pure infrastructure can profit birds and construct local weather resilience for communities across the nation. Audubon’s nationwide community represents greater than 1.9 million members and 450 community-led chapters.
“As Audubon meets with our nation’s leaders we are going to ship the message that birds are telling us it’s time for motion,” mentioned Marshall Johnson, chief conservation officer, Nationwide Audubon Society. “We’ve misplaced 3 billion birds in North America since 1970. Irrespective of the place you might be from or what occasion you belong to, that’s alarming. The love of birds connects all of us and we should reply to this dramatic decline.”
In whole, greater than 70 conferences with officers from throughout the political spectrum had been deliberate for Wednesday, together with a morning chook stroll on Capitol Hill with Audubon employees, congressional employees, and Members of Congress.
The Nationwide Audubon Society protects birds and the locations they want, at the moment and tomorrow. Audubon works all through the Americas utilizing science, advocacy, schooling, and on-the-ground conservation. State packages, nature facilities, chapters, and companions give Audubon an unparalleled wingspan that reaches thousands and thousands of individuals every year to tell, encourage, and unite various communities in conservation motion. A nonprofit conservation group since 1905, Audubon believes in a world by which individuals and wildlife thrive. Be taught extra at www.audubon.org and on Fb, Twitter and Instagram @audubonsociety.