Advocacy

Supporting conservation through advocacy.

Eastern Bluebird. Photo: Jim Chagares/Audubon Photography Awards

The Voice for Birds

Audubon New York is a respected and influential voice on public policy issues, and a powerful advocate for the birds and people of New York State.

Whether meeting with lawmakers and regulators, speaking out through local media, or collaborating with partners on a coalition to protect New York’s environment, Audubon New York is committed to advancing legislation and policies that conserve and restore our shared natural resources.

Many of the same issues that affect birds also affect people.

Hundreds of thousands of New York jobs and billions of dollars of the state’s gross domestic product depend on clean water, abundant fish and wildlife, and healthy forests to thrive.

That’s why Audubon New York is working tirelessly on behalf of a healthy environment that is rich in biodiversity. Alongside 27 local chapters and 65,000 members, we are solving the state’s toughest problems, from banning offshore drilling to promoting forest regeneration.

By convening diverse stakeholders to advance critical legislation and policies, we are able to take a balanced approach to protect our most threatened bird species and the habitats they depend on in New York State.

2019 Policy Positions
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2019 Policy Positions

How to advance the protection of birds and the places they need in 2019.

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Legislative Session Updates
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Legislative Session Updates

Rolling news and updates through the 2019 legislative session.

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Take Action!
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Take Action!

Want to do more to protect birds? Lend your voice – and more – here.

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Advocacy News:

$1.3 billion a year for at-risk species
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$1.3 billion a year for at-risk species

The bipartisan Recovering America’s Wildlife Act would direct resources to recover species before they reach the brink of extinction.

Bird’s Eye View: New York’s New Climate Bill
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Bird’s Eye View: New York’s New Climate Bill

We break down the four key provisions of the Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act (CLCPA).

Landmark Climate Bill Among Those Passed in Final Days of Session
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Landmark Climate Bill Among Those Passed in Final Days of Session

The New York State Legislature passed the most aggressive climate change legislation in the nation.

Audubon and Partners Urge Lawkmakers to Act on Climate
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Audubon and Partners Urge Lawkmakers to Act on Climate

New York has the opportunity to pass the most progressive proposal in the country.

MEMORANDUM OF SUPPORT - Aquatic Invasive Species
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MEMORANDUM OF SUPPORT - Aquatic Invasive Species

Audubon New York strongly supports A.7692 (Englebright) / S.5937 (Kaminsky), which would extend the DEC’s authority to prevent the spread of aquatic species for an additional year.

MEMORANDUM OF SUPPORT - Birds and Bees Protection Act
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MEMORANDUM OF SUPPORT - Birds and Bees Protection Act

Audubon New York strongly supports A.7639 (Englebright) / S.5816 (Hoylman), which would prohibit the sale of certain pesticides.

MEMORANDUM OF SUPPORT - Marine Mammal and Sea Turtle
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MEMORANDUM OF SUPPORT - Marine Mammal and Sea Turtle

Audubon New York strongly supports A.6520 (Englebright) / S.5871 (Martinez), which would protect habitat around Plum Island, Great Gull, and Little Gull Islands for marine mammals and sea turtle species.

MEMORANDUM OF SUPPORT - Class C and D Streams
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MEMORANDUM OF SUPPORT - Class C and D Streams

Audubon New York strongly supports A.4666 (Ryan) / S.5622 (Harckham), which would prohibit changes, modifications, or disturbances in Class C and D streams.

MEMORANDUM OF SUPPORT - Freshwater Wetlands Act
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MEMORANDUM OF SUPPORT - Freshwater Wetlands Act

Audubon New York strongly supports A.3658 (Englebright) / S.5622 (Mayer), which would amend the New York State Freshwater Wetlands Act.

Testimony Before the Assembly Standing Committee on Environmental Conservation
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Testimony Before the Assembly Standing Committee on Environmental Conservation

Erin McGrath, Audubon New York Policy Manager, delivers testimony on the Climate and Community Protect Act.