Conservation and Environmental Issues

Links to Articles of Interest

The Party of Pollution

Every human should be alarmed by the plastic crisis in our oceans

The Last Hummingbird

3 Billion Canaries in the Coal-Mine!

A Crisis for Birds is a Crisis for All

Wildfires in Indonesia ravage 800,000 acres. Palm oil farmers mostly to blame

Administration to revoke California's right to set auto pollution standards

Bottled Water Sucking Florida Dry

Nestle’s Wanting More Water in Osceola County

How Amazon Fires Can Burn the World

The Ravaging of Amazonia

Administration is weakening the Endangered Species Act

Brazil's new president has a disdain for protecting the Amazon rainforests

The Drill, Baby Drill Crowd Wants Access to this Artic Reserve

EPA Wont Ban Chlorpyfifos Pesticide

83 Environmental Rollbacks with the Current Administration

The price of ‘progress’ in the Amazon

Canada Plans to Ban Single-Use Plastics, Joining Growing Global Movement

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Sandhill Crane Hunting in Michigan - Update

They are at it again!

Senate Resolution 30, introduced by Sen. Dale Zorn (Republican) on April 9, 2019, and House Resolution 61, introduced by Rep. James Lower (Republican) on April 10, 2019, encourage the Michigan Natural Resources Commission to add Sandhill Cranes to the game species list and seeks U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service approval to establish a hunting season for these birds. Click here for details.

Additional Information on Songbird Protection in Michigan

Read the following excerpts from Julie Baker, Director of the Michigan Songbird Protection Coalition


To protect and promote Nature and the Environment, with emphasis on birds. Our primary focus is local, with hands-on involvement in local places, projects and issues. For areas farther away, our efforts may be limited to letter writing. We seek to stay abreast of issues and inform the general membership on current conservation issues of importance, from local to worldwide.


The views and opinions expressed on this page do not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of the officers and members of the Grand Rapids Audubon Club. We only provide this information to the public for its consideration.