Why Audubon Florida?

 

For 115 years, Audubon Florida has encouraged people to take care of birds, other wildlife and the places that make Florida special. Using science to set priorities, Audubon advocates for the protection of land, water and wildlife. We are stewards of the Everglades, coastal bird habitats, and other conservation areas. Managing thousands of acres of sanctuaries, operating nature centers and promoting stewardship and appreciation of public lands, we help people to experience Florida’s natural beauty. 

Engaging People in Conservation

Audubon Florida enlists the talent and energy of thousands of volunteers supported by 44 local chapters and 60 professional staff. This army of people giving us boots on the ground throughout the state is the foundation of our conservation strategy. Audubon is also meeting the challenge of engaging Florida’s diverse and changing population to care about water and wildlife.

Part of National and International Network of People Working for Bird Conservation

Audubon Florida works within a hemispheric flyway-based network of other national, state, local and international programs. Guided by science, Audubon and its partners have identified the most important bird areas and designed conservation strategies to protect millions of acres of habitat and hundreds of avian species.

Conservation Action Agenda

Audubon Florida focuses on four conservation priorities:

#1: Restoring the Greater Everglades Ecosystem

The Everglades ecosystem is one of America's most important bird areas, but 90% of the Everglades’ birds have vanished, indicating serious problems with the ecosystem. Connecting people with the Everglades and using science and education to advocate solutions, Audubon plays a leadership role in restoration decisions. Audubon’s sanctuaries and centers in Corkscrew Swamp, Rookery Bay and Lake Okeechobee marshes provide secure habitats for wildlife while allowing outdoor education experiences for thousands of people. 

#2: Stewarding Florida’s Coastal Bird Habitats

Florida’s coastal habitats are migratory pathways and nesting areas for scores of bird species and destinations for millions of people to enjoy our shores and our wildlife. Audubon coordinates hundreds of coastal bird stewards who help people understand and take care of sensitive habitats. 

#3: Connecting People with Florida’s Special Places

Florida's rich assemblage of conservation land is part of what makes our state special. Yet our parks, forests and wildlife refuges are under constant threat. Audubon encourages people to use our public lands, to share the experience with others and take action to protect Florida’s Special Places. 

#4: Addressing Climate Change

Florida is especially vulnerable to the effects of climate change including erosion, salt-water intrusion, droughts and storms. Wildlife will be harmed by changes in ecosystem functions and degradation and loss of specialized habitat and diversity. Audubon encourages conservation and renewable energy and adaptation strategies that minimize impacts of climate change on Florida’s wildlife.

#5: Protecting Florida’s Water Resources

Water defines Florida’s natural ecosystems. Seasonally abundant rainfall seeps into vast aquifers and floodplains pushing billions of gallons of freshwater through springs and rivers to nourish productive seagrass and marshes along the coasts. Florida public policy has long aspired to manage water resources to balance benefits for natural systems, economic uses, and population growth. Yet today wetlands, springs, rivers, lakes and estuaries continue to suffer from decades of over‐drainage, pollution, overuse and poor management. 


Get Involved with Audubon Florida

We encourage you to get involved with Audubon as a volunteer, advocate or donor. Go to our main website at fl.audubon.org to learn more, connect with regional programs and local chapters and our statewide conservation networks.

Contact us at:

Audubon Florida
4500 Biscayne Blvd, Suite 205, Miami, FL 33137.
(305) 371-6399, ext. 134


Audubon Florida (a DBA of National Audubon Society), Florida Audubon Society, and the 44 chapters in Florida work together in a strategic alliance.

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