Press Releases

Florida Audubon Purchases Important Bird Nesting Island in Lower Tampa Bay

Published: Aug 27, 2015
With state conservation land purchases at a low ebb, the Florida Audubon Society has stepped in...

Audubon Establishes "Reid Hughes Marsh Sanctuary" in Nassau County

Published: Aug 5, 2015
The Florida Audubon Society has added nearly 200 acres of pristine Nassau County marshland to i...

Statement from Eric Draper, Audubon Florida Executive Director, Regarding Today's BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Settlement

Published: Jul 2, 2015
Audubon Florida released the following statement in response to the news of a settlement in the...

Audubon Asks for Public to Protect Coastal Birds this Fourth of July Weekend

Published: Jun 30, 2015
This Independence Day Weekend, Audubon is asking beach-going Floridians to leave personal firew...

South Florida Recognized for International Importance to Birds

Published: Jun 25, 2015
The NationalAudubon Society and BirdLife International have recognized Everglades National Park...

Nature Coast Recognized for International Importance to Birds

Published: Jun 25, 2015
The National Audubon Society and BirdLife International have recognized the Citrus County Spoil...

Audubon Florida Presents 2015 Sustainable Rancher Award to Lykes Ranch

Published: Jun 18, 2015
Lykes Ranch, comprising 338,162 acres in Glades, Highlands and Polk Counties, is a leader in ra...

Final 'Waters of the U.S.' Rule Protects Wetlands and Waterways

Published: May 27, 2015
Audubon Florida applauds the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and U.S. Army Corps of ...

Audubon Asks Boaters and Beachgoers Statewide to Protect Coastal Birds this Memorial Day Weekend

Published: May 18, 2015
This Memorial Day Weekend, Audubon is reminding Floridians to share our beaches and islands wit...

Audubon Florida Set to Release 500th Rehabilitated Bald Eagle Back to the Wild

Published: May 14, 2015
The Audubon Center for Birds of Prey will release their 500th rehabilitated Bald Eagle back to ...

HB 7003 Fails to Deal with South Florida’s Water Crisis

Published: Apr 29, 2015
Audubon commends Senator Joe Negron (R-Palm City) for having the courage of his convictions to ...

President Obama’s Everglades Visit Symbolizes Nation’s Commitment to Restoration in the Face of Climate Change

Published: Apr 21, 2015
President Barack Obama's Earth Day visit to the Everglades marks an important moment in the nat...

Hope for Gulf Coast Birds Impacted by BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill

Published: Apr 14, 2015
In the five years since the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill disaster, Audubon has expanded its n...

Audubon Florida Commends U.S. Department of Interior for Listing Four New Snakes Under the Lacey Act

Published: Mar 6, 2015
Audubon commends the U.S. Department of Interior (DOI) for today's decision to list four snake ...

New University of Florida Study Highlights Urgency of Everglades Agricultural Area Land Purchase

Published: Mar 6, 2015
A new study commissioned by the Florida Senate has been released from the University of Florida...

Audubon's Julie Hill-Gabriel Responds to President Barack Obama's FY 2016 Everglades Budget

Published: Feb 2, 2015
President Barack Obama's budget request of $195 million for the Everglades is a step in the rig...

Governor Rick Scott Commits $5 billion over 20 Years to Everglades Restoration

Published: Jan 27, 2015
Governor Rick Scott visited the Everglades today to announce a funding proposal for the Evergla...

Audubon Scientists: “Everglades Restoration Cannot Wait”

Published: Jan 22, 2015
Today the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) released the annual South Florida Wad...

Governor Scott and Florida Cabinet Approve Purchase of Two Key Southwest Florida Properties

Published: Jan 13, 2015
Today Governor Rick Scott and the Florida Cabinet approved the purchase of the Gargiulo Land Tr...

Audubon Florida Applauds Central Everglades Planning Project Legislation

Published: Jan 8, 2015
Audubon Florida applauds today's filing of a bipartisan legislation aimed to authorize the Cent...

Audubon's Eric Draper Responds to the Appointment of Pedro Ramos as Superintendent of Everglades National Park

Published: Jan 7, 2015
Congratulations to Pedro Ramos on his selection as the new Superintendent of Everglades Nationa...

Statement from Audubon's Julie Hill-Gabriel on Central Everglades Planning Project

Published: Dec 23, 2014
"Today’s signing of the Chief of Engineers' Report for the Central Everglades Planning Projec...

Audubon's Eric Draper Responds to the Appointment of Jon Steverson as Secretary of the Florida Department of Environmental Protection

Published: Dec 11, 2014
“Jon Steverson is a good public servant who can provide solid leadership for the Florida Depa...

Audubon and Toyota Award $765,000 to 39 Environmentalists Through Toyota TogetherGreen

Published: Nov 19, 2014
Toyota TogetherGreen, a conservation initiative of the National Audubon Society and Toyota, tod...

Audubon Celebrates a Key Milestone for the Picayune Strand Restoration Project

Published: Oct 24, 2014
Today Audubon Florida's Eric Draper will join U.S. Army Corps of Engineers District Commander A...

Fernandina Couple Recognized for Research Unlocking the Mysteries of Shorebird Migration

Published: Oct 23, 2014
Each year, Audubon Florida recognizes an individual for their extraordinary contributions to th...

Audubon Florida Honors Palm Beach County Natural Areas Program with Florida Special Places Award

Published: Oct 21, 2014
Each year, Audubon Florida recognizes a person or agency for extraordinary efforts to protect t...

Congressman Patrick Murphy Honored with Audubon’s Champion of the Everglades Award

Published: Oct 20, 2014
On Friday (October 17), U.S. Congressman Patrick Murphy accepted the prestigious Champion ...

Audubon Applauds SWFWMD Governing Board for Unanimous Decision to Purchase 84.5 Acre Boat Springs Parcel

Published: Sep 30, 2014
The Governing Board of the Southwest Florida Water Management District voted una...

Audubon Florida Applauds Central Everglades Planning Project Legislation

Published: Sep 18, 2014
Audubon Florida applauds today's filing of a bipartisan legislation that aims to authorize the ...
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