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We work with lawmakers at the local, state, and federal level to pass effective conservation policies and legislation.

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.

2020 Policy Positions
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2020 Policy Positions

How to advance the protection of birds and the places they need in 2020.

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Legislative Session Updates
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Legislative Session Updates

Rolling news and updates through the 2020 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:

Audubon New York Applauds $9.7 Million of Funding for Delaware River Watershed Restoration
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Audubon New York Applauds $9.7 Million of Funding for Delaware River Watershed Restoration

— The U.S. Congress is poised to approve funding for the protection, restoration and healthy growth of the nationally significant watershed, helping birds, people and local economies.
Audubon New York Commends New York State Proposal to Ban Polystyrene Packaging
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Audubon New York Commends New York State Proposal to Ban Polystyrene Packaging

— Some birds consume plastics because it looks like prey. We must take action to reduce pollution in our oceans and waterways.
Millions of Migratory Birds Catch a Break as NYC Passes Bird-Friendly Building Law
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Millions of Migratory Birds Catch a Break as NYC Passes Bird-Friendly Building Law

Construction of new buildings and major renovations to existing buildings will now be required to use bird-safe materials that greatly reduce collision risks to migratory birds.

New York City Passes a Landmark Bill to Make More Buildings Bird-Friendly
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New York City Passes a Landmark Bill to Make More Buildings Bird-Friendly

By a vote of 43-3, the City Council approved that all new construction must use materials that prevent avian fatalities.

Coastal Resilience and the Future of New York’s Coasts
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Coastal Resilience and the Future of New York’s Coasts

Our coasts are changing, but we can help keep them resilient to benefit birds and people.

Reduce Bird Deaths from Building Collisions
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Reduce Bird Deaths from Building Collisions

Urge Congress to pass the Bird-Safe Buildings Act.

Protect Seabirds by Saving Forage Fish
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Protect Seabirds by Saving Forage Fish

Seabirds rely on fish as their primary food source, but they often can’t find enough to eat.

Speak Up for the Endangered Species Act
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Speak Up for the Endangered Species Act

Ask your members of Congress to oppose efforts to weaken this vital law.

There’s a Growing Political Push To Make More Buildings Bird-Safe
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There’s a Growing Political Push To Make More Buildings Bird-Safe

In Congress, state legislatures, and some of our biggest cities, policies to prevent deadly collisions are gaining ground.

Audubon, Other Groups Can Continue Lawsuit against the Federal Government to Protect Birds, Federal Judge Rules
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Audubon, Other Groups Can Continue Lawsuit against the Federal Government to Protect Birds, Federal Judge Rules

A federal court greenlights a joint lawsuit to defend the Migratory Bird Treaty Act despite the administration’s efforts to hand industry a blank check for bird deaths.