Latest Press Releases
- January 21, 2021
Mass Audubon’s Joppa Flats Education Center celebrates the season each year by sponsoring the Superbowl of Birding, but due to COVID-19 restrictions, this year’s competition, has been modified in scope, with resultant rules changes. The 2021 event, taking place 5 am to 5 pm Saturday, January 30, thus has been dubbed the ”Semi-Superbowl of Birding.”
- January 15, 2021
Mass Audubon is disappointed by Governor Charlie Baker's veto of the state legislature's climate bill, An Act creating a next-generation roadmap for Massachusetts climate policy, and urges immediate action.
- January 14, 2021
Cape Cod’s annual cold-stunned sea turtle phenomenon and the people and organizations that respond are featured in a new television nature series for BBC and Discovery, A Perfect Planet, a five-part series hosted by Sir David Attenborough premiering in the U.S. and around the world this month.
The sea turtle rescue program, which focuses on the extraordinary efforts by Mass Audubon’s Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary, the New England Aquarium, and other partners, is featured in the final episode of the series, “Humans,” premiering Sunday, January 24.
- December 23, 2020
An image of a prehistoric-looking snapping turtle as it climbs over a small log is the Grand Prize Winner in Mass Audubon’s 2020 Picture This: Your Great Outdoors photo contest. The popular contest annually draws thousands of submissions from hundreds of photographers from across the state and beyond.
- December 22, 2020
On Monday, December 21, leaders from Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, and the District of Columbia officially signed on to the Transportation Climate Initiative Program (TCI-P). This bold agreement, which is the first of its kind in the nation, will significantly reduce regional carbon emissions, improving air quality and reducing pollution.
“Mass Audubon applauds Governor Baker and his staff for their leadership on TCI-P. This program is urgently needed to address the largest sector of greenhouse gas emissions in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic region – the transportation sector,” states David J. O’Neill, President of Mass Audubon. “In the implementation of the TCI, we also will advocate vigorously for increasing funds to mitigate air pollution and provide more affordable and just transportation options for communities who are most vulnerable to the impacts of climate change.”