Audubon Hopes Unifying Chapters Can Make Conservation Last

Audubon Hopes Unifying Affiliates Will Help Its Mission 1

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Under the leadership of David Yarnold, the National Audubon Society has worked to build fundraising, program, and marketing connections across regions. Here, Mr. Yarnold visits a program in Mexico.

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Under the leadership of David Yarnold, the National Audubon Society has worked to build fundraising, program, and marketing connections across regions. Here, Mr. Yarnold visits a program in Mexico.

At a Delaware Bay nature center he visited last year, Eric Draper, executive director of the Audubon of Florida, got to thinking about Red Knots, colorful shore birds whose numbers are shrinking fast.

His Audubon chapter works to preserve areas of Florida’s beaches that are vital stopovers for the migrating birds, which each year make a stunning 18,000-mile round trip from their breeding grounds high in the Arctic to their winter homes on South America’s southernmost