Advocacy

Audubon Connecticut is the voice for birds, wildlife, and nature. Our staff and network work tirelessly on behalf of a healthy environment, rich in biodiversity. We are a respected and influential voice on a national level in Washington, D.C., with the legislature in Hartford, Connecticut, and at the municipal level in towns and cities throughout the state, fighting for laws and policies that benefit birds, other wildlife, and people.

From clean air and water to support for the state’s forests, coast, and other natural habitats, many of the same issues that touch people also touch birds. As a supporter of Audubon, you, too, have a critical role to play as an advocate of conservation, ensuring that our policymakers at the local, state, and federal level support strong environmental laws and conservation action.

If we don't act now, our pristine tidal marshes, unbroken swaths of woodlands, and swells of whispering grasslands will continue to vanish, taking with them the diversity of birds and wildlife that make Connecticut such a wonderful place.

Take action via any or all of our initiatives below, and click here to join our network. You'll be the first to hear about opportunities to help birds in your area or nationwide.
 

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More ways to take action:

Speak Up for the Endangered Species Act
Advocacy

Speak Up for the Endangered Species Act

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

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Protect Seabirds by Saving Forage Fish
Advocacy

Protect Seabirds by Saving Forage Fish

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

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Reverse the Rollback of the MBTA
Advocacy

Reverse the Rollback of the MBTA

The Department of the Interior has announced its Record of Decision in the last step to strip away critical MBTA protections, giving industries a free pass for bird deaths.

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Policy News & Information

Unprecedented Rollback of Bird Protections Cemented in Administration’s Final Days
Advocacy

Unprecedented Rollback of Bird Protections Cemented in Administration’s Final Days

Finalized bird-killer policy sidesteps the courts in a clear attempt to hamstring incoming administration from being able to protect birds.

Plum Island Auction Off Table as Congress Repeals Sale Laws
News

Plum Island Auction Off Table as Congress Repeals Sale Laws

After eight years of advocacy, the path is finally open for permanent protection of this unique place and its critical habitats for endangered wildlife.

Senator Blumenthal Introduces New Legislation to Protect Tiny Fish Vital to Seabirds
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Senator Blumenthal Introduces New Legislation to Protect Tiny Fish Vital to Seabirds

Audubon supports the Forage Fish Conservation Act and applauds Connecticut Senator Richard Blumenthal.

Climate mitigation recommendations for birds, people, and Governor Lamont
Climate

Climate mitigation recommendations for birds, people, and Governor Lamont

As part of the Governor's Council on Climate Change, Audubon offers expertise on wetlands, rivers, environmental funding

New Environmental Justice Bill Brings Both Sides to the Table
Advocacy

New Environmental Justice Bill Brings Both Sides to the Table

— The Audubon Connecticut-supported HB7008 now goes to Governor Lamont for signing
Victory! Federal Judge Rules Administration’s Bird-Killing Policy is Illegal
News

Victory! Federal Judge Rules Administration’s Bird-Killing Policy is Illegal

Today’s ruling makes it clear that the administration must halt its attempt to rollback the Migratory Bird Treaty Act.

A Big Day for the Little Fish that Seabirds Rely On
News

A Big Day for the Little Fish that Seabirds Rely On

A unanimous vote today recognizes the important role menhaden play for birds, fish, and other wildlife on the Atlantic Coast.

Great American Outdoors Act Will Benefit Birds, People, and Parks Across Connecticut
News

Great American Outdoors Act Will Benefit Birds, People, and Parks Across Connecticut

Now signed by the President, the Great American Outdoors Act is officially law.

U.S. Senate Votes to Protect Birds, Improve Parks, and Create Jobs
Advocacy

U.S. Senate Votes to Protect Birds, Improve Parks, and Create Jobs

Bipartisan legislation to provide permanent funding for the Land and Water Conservation Fund advances out of the U.S. Senate.

Trump Administration Continues Effort to Strip Away Bird Protections
Advocacy

Trump Administration Continues Effort to Strip Away Bird Protections

It’s time for Congress to respond to this attack on America’s birds.

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