[chapter-communicator] FW: Audubon Newswire: Volume 3, Number 13

  • From: "TENNEFOSS, Lynn" <ltennefoss@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <audubon-newswire@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>, <nas-chapter@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>, <audubon-chat@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>, <chapter-communicator@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 5 Aug 2005 17:34:07 -0400

> >  <<Untitled Attachment>> 
> Audubon Newswire 
> Volume 3, Number 13
> Friday, August 5, 2005 
> A bird does not sing because it has an answer. It sings because it has a 
> song.  
> -- Chinese Proverb
> In this Issue:
> -- Lights, Camera> ...>  Puffins! The Puffin Cam is Now Live
> -- Conservation Groups Call for Endangered Listing for Red Knot
> -- Arctic Update: Your Help is Needed to Save the Arctic Refuge
> -- REMINDER: Centennial Photo Contest
> -- Regional Election Nomination Process Completed
> -- Audubon Education Launches New Site Design
> -- Audubon in the News
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
> Lights, Camera> ...>  Puffins! The Puffin Cam is Now Live
> Matinicus Rock, Maine, August 5, 2005 - Today, Audubon announced that 
> researchers, students, and bird lovers worldwide will have the chance to get 
> intimate views of puffins and other Maine seabirds.  The Project Puffin 
> seabird camera is now beaming live-streaming video from Matinicus Rock-Maine> 
> '> s largest colony of Atlantic Puffins and Razorbills.  Matinicus Rock is 
> located 22 miles south of Rockland, Maine. This is the first year that that 
> Matinicus Rock seabirds will appear on the web - to watch, click on  
> www.projectpuffin.org.
> The robotic camera was funded by grants from MBNA Foundation and the Disney 
> Wildlife Conservation Fund. The video signal is beamed by microwave 25 miles 
> to Rockland where it is linked to an Internet connection at the site of the 
> future Project Puffin Visitor Center.
> When the Center opens, a unique camera feature will allow visitors to pan all 
> directions, zooming in and out for closer views, visitors will be able to 
> operate the camera. The camera is an invention of Daniel Zatz of SeeMore 
> Wildlife Systems of Homer, Alaska.  
> To read the full release, visit 
> www.audubon.org/news/press_releases/index.html.
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
> Conservation Groups Call for Endangered Listing for Red Knot
> Washington, DC, August 5, 2005 - In response to the 80 percent decline in the 
> Red Knot population over the past ten years, leading conservation groups 
> filed an emergency petition asking the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to list 
> the Red Knot as an endangered species under the Endangered Species Act.  The 
> listing request comes from an alliance of wildlife groups including Defenders 
> of Wildlife, New Jersey Audubon Society, American Bird Conservancy, the 
> National Audubon Society, Delaware Audubon Society, Citizens Campaign for the 
> Environment, Audubon New York, Audubon Maryland-DC and Virginia Audubon 
> Council.
> "> The Red Knot features one of the longest migrations of any bird species 
> and is a valuable part of the coastal web of life from the Arctic to the 
> southern tip of South America,> ">  said Greg Butcher, Director of Bird 
> Conservation for the National Audubon Society. > "> Our willingness to act 
> quickly and decisively to save this icon of global connectedness is a 
> powerful test of our stewardship of Earth> '> s vital resources.> "> 
> "> The science is clear and compelling that emergency listing is desperately 
> needed to protect the Red Knot,> ">  according to Thomas J. Gilmore, 
> President of New Jersey Audubon Society. > "> Only by listing the Red Knot 
> can we safeguard New Jersey> '> s Serengeti - the Delaware Bay - for future 
> generations.> "> 
> The petition can be found on line at 
> www.defenders.org/wildlife/redknots/petition.pdf.
> To read the full release, visit 
> www.audubon.org/news/press_releases/RedKnot_05.html. 
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
> Arctic Update: Your Help is Needed to Save the Arctic Refuge
> Washington, DC, August 5, 2005 - The fight over the Arctic National Wildlife 
> Refuge is heating up this summer!  Audubon is making a big push to save the 
> pristine wilderness in Alaska from destructive oil drilling, and you can 
> help.  > 
> After 25 years of fighting, the last best chance to protect the Refuge will 
> be in the House of Representatives on a vote quickly approaching in 
> September.  In August, members of Congress who will be casting deciding votes 
> will be returning to their district offices to visit with their constituents 
> - like you!  All Audubon Chapters and Audubon members have an opportunity to 
> use this important time to weigh in with their members of Congress and fight 
> at this critical time for one of the most pristine places left in America!  
> Critically important targets in the House of Representatives include:  
> Bradley (NH), Ehlers (MI), Frelinghuysen (NJ), Ferguson (NJ), Smith (NJ), 
> LoBiondo (NJ), Gilchrest (MD), Kelly (NY), Kennedy (MN), Kirk (IL), Gerlach 
> (PA), Reichert (WA), Schwarz (MI), Ramstad (MN), Castle (DE ), Bass (NH), 
> Boehlert (NY), Johnson (IL), Shays (CT), Simmons (CT), Johnson (CT), Leach 
> (IA), Saxton (NJ), Fitzpatrick (PA), Walsh (NY), Bartlett (MD), and Inglis 
> (SC).  
> If one of these congressmen represents you, contact their office today, and 
> make a difference for the birds and wildlife of the Arctic Refuge!  Log on to 
> Audubon> '> s special PROTECT THE ARCTIC website at 
> www.audubon.org/campaign/arcticpolicy/ website, or contact Desiree Groves at 
> dgroves@xxxxxxxxxxx in Audubon> '> s public policy office in Washington, DC 
> at 202-861-2242, x. 3038 to find out more about how you can help!
> Not sure who your lawmaker is? Click here to enter your zip code to find out 
> - http://www.visi.com/juan/congress/!
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
> REMINDER: Centennial Photo Contest
> Got some photogenic feathered friends?  Caught that feisty Damselfly on film? 
>  Get your 15 minutes of fame by entering them in our Centennial Photo 
> Contest, open to all Audubon staff and Chapter members.  AUDUBON magazine> '> 
> s eminent Art Director and Photo Editor will judge entries, with the winners' 
> photos highlighted on our website and Intranet.  Licensed Products prizes 
> will be awarded to the top finisher in each of the six categories, and one 
> overall Best in Show.  Photos submitted will help to build our photo library. 
> Please contact Kim Phillips at kphillips@xxxxxxxxxxx for entry forms or 
> answers to any questions you may have.  Best of luck and happy shooting!
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
> Regional Election Nomination Process Completed
> Each year, Chapters in three of the nine election regions nationwide select a 
> nominee for a three-year position on the National Audubon Board of Directors. 
> This year, elections were held in the Great Lakes, Mid-Atlantic and Western 
> Election Regions. Elections are now complete, and the nominees are:
> Great Lakes: A. Peter Cannon, Jr.
> Mid-Atlantic: Caroline C. Coe
> Western: Charles F. Kahle
> The nominees' names will be placed on the slate of nominees to the Board that 
> is voted upon at the Annual Meeting of Members in January 2006. For more 
> details and full election results, please visit 
> www.audubon.org/nas/board/regional/index.html.
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
> Audubon.org> '> s Education Pages Sporting a New Look
> The education pages on Audubon.org have been redesigned to provide a more 
> engaging and kid-friendly look and feel.  The same rich content is still 
> there, with pages focused on Audubon Centers, Audubon Adventures, Audubon 
> Camps, and Audubon educational publications for schools and families, as well 
> as Bird & Wildlife information and links to complementary Audubon At Home 
> pages.  
> Click here www.audubon.org/educate/index.php to view our new look!
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> Audubon In the News
> Here are a few recent news stories about Audubon.
> Local Audubon Leader Has Lifetime Love of Flying Friends - 
> http://www.journalnow.com/servlet/Satellite?c=MGArticle&cid=1031784062492&pagename=WSJ/MGArticle/WSJ_BasicArticle
> Audubon> '> s Rainey Sanctuary Makes Coastline, Louisiana Newsletter (see 
> page 4) - http://www.crcl.org/CoastWise%20Spring%2005.pdf
> Rare Hummingbird> '> s Spotted in Texas - http://enn.com/today.html?id=8337 
> Rare Blue Lobster at Audubon Society of Rhode Island - 
> http://news.bostonherald.com/localRegional/view.bg?articleid=96148 

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