Activism

All forms of advocacy, esp. environmental groups.

Reporter Navigates Ethical Questions in Project on Endangered Species, Free Markets

Rare parrots, captured in the wild and relocated to a European zoo, are at the heart of an award-winning feature that explores the role of private actors in conservation. Journalist Brendan Borrell (pictured, left) talks about the ethical concerns raised by the controversial figure at the heart of his Audubon Magazine piece, and offers advice on making the most of having an investigation scooped.

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August 30, 2022

Webinar: The Media, the Amazon and the 2022 Brazil Elections

Ahead of Brazil's 2022 elections, Smoke Signal socio environmental monitor invites journalists to the virtual launch of their new report "The Amazon and the Future of Brazil," showing politicians in nine Brazilian states supported dismantling of environmental policy to protect forests at the federal level. 10:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. ET.

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Following Nature on a Transformative Journey Away From the Mean Streets of D.C.

As a young man, Rodney Stotts knew plenty about drugs, guns and poverty and little about the other kinds of wildlife in his hometown. A chance offer of a job cleaning up Washington, D.C.’s Anacostia River set him on the path to becoming a master falconer — despite racist resistance — and a mentor to others who share his inner-city roots. BookShelf’s Jennifer Weeks reviews Stotts’ memoir, “Bird Brother.”

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Largest Audubon Chapter Yet Is Changing Its Name, Rebuking An Enslaver

"One of the largest chapters in the National Audubon Society network is changing its name to distance itself from John James Audubon, the famed naturalist who was also an enslaver and a strong critic of those who sought to free African Americans from bondage."

Source: Washington Post, 07/28/2022

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