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National Audubon Society (1905) by Katie Smak
  • Dedicated to environmental conservation and protection of birds and wildlife
    • American, non-profit association
    • Audubon’s Mission: To conserve and restore natural ecosystems, focusing on birds, other wildlife, and their habitats for the benefit of humanity and the earth’s biological diversity.
  • Named in honor of John James Audubon
    • Published Birds of America 1827-1838
  • Founded by George Bird Grinnell
  • Started as a way to protect birds from being hunted for sport and fashion
  • Other major contributors
    • Teddy Roosevelt
    • Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr., jurist
    • Henry Ward Beecher, abolitionist minister
    • John Greenleaf Whittier, Poet
  • Started to spread to further environmental interests as time went on
    • Post WWII, fought against pesticide DDT
    • Helped pass Clean Air, Clean Water, and Endangered Species Acts
    • Opposes drilling for natural gas
    • Protection of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge and other fragile habitats
    • Continuing restoration of the Everglades and Long Island Sound
    • policies that balance habitat protection with green energy development


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