Conservation

Where birds thrive, people prosper

At Audubon we strive to conserve and restore the habitats we share with all wildlife, focusing on the needs of birds. Audubon's approach to conservation is to empower our broad and diverse network to address the greatest threats to birds such as climate change, habitat loss and invasive species. We use solid science to inform management action and policy that helps coalesce a diverse network to solve these large challenges. With restoration interns, stewardship volunteers, land management professionals, ornithologists and dedicated members like you, we can save birds and improve the quality of life for the people of the Great Lakes region.

Habitat Restoration Internship Program
Conservation

Restoration Internship Program

Habitat restoration training for careers in conservation.

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Saving Important Bird Areas
Important Bird Areas

Saving Important Bird Areas

Establishing and maintaining Important Bird Areas

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Climate Change
Climate

Climate Change

Climate Change is the number one threat to North American birds.

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Coastal Wetlands
Coastal Wetlands

Coastal Wetlands

The Great Lakes region is home to the largest wetland ecosystem in the Midwest.

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Black Tern Conservation
Coastal Wetlands

Black Tern Conservation

Saving one of the Great Lakes' most iconic species

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Calumet Wetlands
Coastal Wetlands

Calumet Wetlands

A conservation action plan for the coastal wetlands of Illinois and Indiana

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Grassland Landscape Conservation Design in the Chicago Region
Conversation

Grassland Landscape Conservation Design in the Chicago Region

Mapping Abundance and Ecosystem Service Value to Identify Conservation Opportunity

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The Restoration of Bartel Grassland: How Have We Done?
Conservation

Bartel Grassland

The restoration success story of Bartel Grassland, an Illinois Important Bird Area

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Migratory Stopover Habitat
Migratory Stopover Habitat

Migratory Stopover Habitat

A key component of the Great Lakes initiative is the improvement of stopover habitat for migratory birds.

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Ways You Can Help