Skagit Audubon

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Conservation Report

by Tim Manns

Here’s a quick overview of some notable developments since June’s Conservation Report and a bit about several new issues.

Of all the challenges facing birds none is more significant than climate change (Survival by Degrees: 389 Bird Species on the Brink | Audubon), so it’s important to first mention President Biden’s signing of the Inflation Reduction Act (H.R. 5376) on August 17th . While not sufficient in itself to halt the worsening effects of climate change, the act offers hope that we’re capable of taking the bold steps needed to limit the damage.


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