Photo: Curtis Smalling
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Coastal engineering presents a specific and complex threat to coastal bird species and their habitats. These projects eliminate habitat for migrating and wintering birds.
Audubon North Carolina has a long history of protecting the birds of the coastal region and advocating for their habitat.
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.
Help secure the future for birds at risk from climate change, habitat loss and other threats. Your support will power our science, education, advocacy and on-the-ground conservation efforts.
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