Conservation

Advocacy

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Audubon’s members are four times as likely to be opinion leaders, with interest and involvement in policy issues. Thousands take action as Audubon North Carolina Ambassadors. We mobilize this formidable force through communications outreach and chapter-based grassroots training. It is how we bring the full power of Audubon to bear on behalf of legislation addressing issues such as bird conservation, ecosystem restoration, and clean air and water. As we further align and strengthen our North Carolina network, Audubon will become an even more powerful advocate for birds and the environment. 

Policy Briefs

Expanding Bird-Friendly Renewable Energy
Advocacy

Expanding Bird-Friendly Renewable Energy

Responsibly sited wind, solar and other renewable energy resources can help ensure the protection of our birds by providing cleaner air and water, and lessening the impact of pollution on the places birds need.

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Protecting our Coast
Advocacy

Protecting our Coast

Today, Audubon protects key sites and habitats that coastal birds depend upon and partners with federal, state and local community partners to ensure that birds will always remain a source of wonder and joy for those that cherish our beaches and waterways.

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Protecting Land for Birds and People
Advocacy

Protecting Land for Birds and People

For over 100 years, Audubon and our partners have worked to protect the most important places birds need. Yet new development pressures, changing land uses, and shifting seasons are affecting where our birds can survive and thrive in the future.

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Wind Power
Advocacy

Wind Power

Audubon North Carolina strongly supports properly sited wind power as a renewable energy source that helps reduce the threats posed to birds and people by climate change.

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Protecting Coastal Birds

Coastal Threats

Coastal Threats

Man-made efforts, including hardened structures like terminal groins, inlet modification and beach nourishment projects, upset the natural life cycle and ecosystem of the shore. As a result, birds have difficulty adapting to these unnatural changes and the loss of their natural habitats.  

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Coastal Engineering

Coastal Engineering

Coastal engineering presents a specific and complex threat to coastal bird species and their habitats. These projects eliminate habitat for migrating and wintering birds.

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Leadership on the Coast

Leadership on the Coast

Audubon North Carolina has a long history of protecting the birds of the coastal region and advocating for their habitat. 

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Sanctuary System

Sanctuary System

More than 20 years ago, Audubon's vision for protection of North Carolina's coastal birds was to create a network of sanctuaries to protect the nesting sites of shorebirds, and to use these sanctuaries as scientific laboratories to advance bird conservation. 

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Policy and Advocacy Posts

Expanding Engagement with Landowners Across NC
Climate

Expanding Engagement with Landowners Across NC

This summer, the Audubon North Carolina team welcomes Cat Bowler to support our Climate and Policy work across the state.

A Summer of Climate and Policy Engagement
Climate

A Summer of Climate and Policy Engagement

This summer, the Audubon North Carolina team welcomes Maddi Denton to support our Climate and Policy work across the state.

Hardening North Carolina’s Coast Is Not the Answer for Birds or Taxpayers
Advocacy

Hardening North Carolina’s Coast Is Not the Answer for Birds or Taxpayers

Keeping limits on terminal groins and other hardened structures in place can ensure that we don’t destroy the wild and scenic attributes that make our coast so special.

Growing Clean Energy to Protect North Carolina’s Birds
Conservation

Growing Clean Energy to Protect North Carolina’s Birds

During the 2016 Legislative Session, Audubon NC is working with lawmakers to support clean energy policies to reduce the long-term climate threat to birds.

Legislature Returns to Raleigh for 2016 “Short Session”
Advocacy

Legislature Returns to Raleigh for 2016 “Short Session”

The North Carolina General Assembly will be back in action later this month as legislators return to Raleigh April 25th. Learn about Audubon North Carolina's advocacy priorities.

A Final Rule for Hatteras
Advocacy

A Final Rule for Hatteras

Once again, nesting shorebirds need our help. This is our last and final chance to speak out for birds at Cape Hatteras National Seashore.

Connect NC Bond – What’s In It for the Birds?
Advocacy

Connect NC Bond – What’s In It for the Birds?

On March 15, the $2 Billion Connect NC Bond will appear on the March 15 primary ballot - a measure that would offer protection and expansion of areas that benefit many of the birds we care about.

Save Rich Inlet
Coast

Save Rich Inlet

We need your help protecting one of the LAST natural inlets in our state. Be the voice for our coastal birds!

Protecting Our Birds: Audubon North Carolina Strengthens Our Policy Work
Advocacy

Protecting Our Birds: Audubon North Carolina Strengthens Our Policy Work

We know this is a tough political climate, but we have no choice – we know birds need our help and that we cannot sit back and wait.

Wind Power
Advocacy

Wind Power

Audubon North Carolina strongly supports properly sited wind power as a renewable energy source that helps reduce the threats posed to birds and people by climate change.

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