News & Notes: Conservation Issues


Maine Audubon’s Loon Count draws 900 volunteers

Monday, July 18th, 2016
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MEDIA RELEASE: Volunteers Take to the Lakes for 33rd Annual Maine Audubon Loon Count

Wednesday, July 13th, 2016

MEDIA RELEASE For Immediate Release July 13, 2016 Contact: Leslie Taylor, Digital Media [email protected] (207) 781-2330 x276Cell: (347)225-1510 FALMOUTH, Maine  — On Saturday, July 16, Maine Audubon will conduct its 33rd annual Loon Count. Over 900 Mainers have volunteered to survey lakes and ponds across the state, collecting valuable scientific data that informs and supports conservation …

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Tracking wildlife roadkill in Maine offers a path to saving lives

Friday, June 17th, 2016
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MEDIA RELEASE: Citizen Scientists Needed to Help Watch for Wildlife on the Road

Tuesday, May 24th, 2016

MEDIA RELEASE For Immediate Release May 24, 2016 Contact: Leslie Taylor, Media Manager [email protected] 207-781-2330 x276 mobile: 347-225-1510 FALMOUTH – Maine Audubon is looking for volunteers to survey roads in Maine for signs of animal road crossings. Now that the weather has warmed up, many animals are likely to be spotted on or near Maine …

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Forestry for Maine Birds

Tuesday, January 12th, 2016
Forestry for Maine Birds works to create more and better bird habitat through forest management that will benefit not only the songbirds of conservation concern, but many other wildlife species that use these habitats as well. The program targets three key audiences who together have a huge impact on our forest birds. Landowners have the …

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Citizen Scientist of the Month: Batman Logan Parker

Tuesday, November 3rd, 2015

Meet Logan Parker of Belgrade Lakes. Logan is the Engagement Coordinator for Maine Lakes Resource Center and has spent innumerable hours helping bats and studying White Nose Syndrome. Read on for Logan’s profile. – Doug The following article appears in the fall issue of Habitat, Maine Audubon’s member newsletter. Interested in receiving Habitat in the …

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Bats on the Brink

Friday, October 2nd, 2015
Despite popular belief, bats are friendly, useful creatures that protect humans from disease. And their numbers are plummeting. In 2015, the Northern long-eared bat was listed as a federally threatened species. In Maine, the Northern long-eared bat and the little brown bat have been listed as endangered and the Eastern small footed has been listed …

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MEDIA RELEASE: Citizen Scientists Needed to Help Watch for Wildlife on the Road

Wednesday, April 29th, 2015

  NEWS RELEASE For Immediate Release April 29, 2015 Contact: Agata Ketterick, 207-781-2330 x232 Citizen Scientists Needed to Help Watch for Wildlife on the Road Maine Audubon seeks “road watch” volunteers FALMOUTH – As the weather warms up, many animals are on the move and are more likely to be spotted on or near Maine roads. …

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MEDIA RELEASE: First Protected Piping Plover Nest of the Season Found in Maine

Tuesday, April 28th, 2015

  NEWS RELEASE  For Immediate Release April 28, 2015 Contact: Agata Ketterick, Maine Audubon, 207-781-2330 x232 Meagan Racey, USFWS, 413-253-8558 Mark Latti, MDIFW, 207-287-5216 First Protected Piping Plover Nest of the Season Found in Maine Wildlife agencies, Maine Audubon ask for help safeguarding nesting areas On the heels of last year’s highly productive piping plover …

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Media Release: Volunteers Needed to “Lend an Ear” for Frogs across Maine

Tuesday, April 7th, 2015

NEWS RELEASE  For Immediate Release April 7, 2015 Contact: Michelle Smith, Communications & Marketing Manager [email protected] (207) 781-2330 x209 Mobile: (207) 838-0511   Volunteers Needed to “Lend an Ear” for Frogs across Maine Maine Audubon kicks off its annual Maine Amphibian Monitoring Program FALMOUTH – Maine Audubon is looking for volunteers to “lend an ear” and …

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