Protecting Wildlife

Staff member examines cold-stunned sea turtle on beach © Esther Horvath
Examining a cold-stunned sea turtle on the beach © Esther Horvath

Mass Audubon advocates for the conservation of birds, wildlife, and habitat through our work at the federal, state, and local levels of government. You can get the latest updates on our wildlife protection work via our Political Landscapes blog.

Massachusetts Endangered Species Act

With a focus on protecting the most vulnerable species and habitat, Mass Audubon has worked to defend the Massachusetts Endangered Species Act in court and stop its repeal in the legislature.

Climate Change

Our work on climate change policy is also crucial to wildlife protection. Climate change is one of the biggest threats facing the nature of Massachusetts today.

Position on Hunting & Fishing

Mass Audubon does not oppose legal hunting or fishing, but we do support the status quo that prohibits hunting on Sundays. Mass Audubon generally does not currently allow hunting on our properties. More about our position >

Lights Out Initiative

Mass Audubon is leading a coalition of property owners and managers in a campaign to turn off architectural and window lighting in cities at night. Doing so doesn't only save energy and money—it saves the lives of migratory birds that can become fatally disoriented by artificial lights. Learn more >