Seas & Shores

Audubon North Carolina Takes Action for Cape Hatteras National Seashore

Thank you to everyone who took action on behalf of Piping Plovers, Red Knots and other imperiled birds at Cape Hatteras National Seashore. Bird lovers across the state submitted personal comments letting the National Park Service know how important the National Seashore is to birds and other wildlife! Your actions continue to make a critical difference as we work to protect the most important places our birds need to thrive along our seas and shores.

Cape Hatteras National Seashore contains some of the last remaining, high-quality, habitat for imperiled birds like the Piping Plover and Red Knot. Simply put, the National Park Service’s final proposal to weaken protections for these birds and expand Off-Road Vehicle use is not in keeping with the founding purpose of Cape Hatteras National Seashore. 

Coastal development and human disturbance has already forced many of our most threatened birds to abandon key feeding and nesting areas along North Carolina’s coast. Birds depend on places like Cape Hatteras National Seashore and its specialized habitat to thrive and raise chicks. 

Yet again, when our birds have needed us most, the Audubon network has come together to fight to protect areas important for birds, sea turtles and other wildlife. 

Thank you again to everyone that participated in sending in your comments!  Stay up to date on other issues that impact our birds by joining the Audubon North Carolina Action Alert Network.

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