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Two red and green parrots nuzzle each other with their beaks while sitting on a branch against a bright blue sky

Protecting Thick-Billed Parrots in Cebadillas

Mexico’s northern Sierra Madre Occidental mountains are critical habitat for a number of imperiled species, including the thick-billed parrot—a beautiful, macaw-like bird listed as Endangered on IUCN’s Red List of Threatened Species. In Mexico, the thick-billed parrot is called cotorra serrana occidental, or “western mountain parrot.” Once ranging north into the Sky Islands of Arizona and Continue reading “Protecting Thick-Billed Parrots in Cebadillas”

Dozens of people gathered on a sidewalk with university buildings behind them. Protest signs read, "Save Hofmann Forest."

Saving Hofmann Forest

Hofmann Forest comprises 79,000 acres of pine forest and wetlands in coastal North Carolina. North Carolina State University (NCSU) has owned this ecologically cherished land since the first Dean of the College of Forestry arranged to buy the property in 1934. Hofmann Forest is the largest state-owned property in North Carolina, and the most extensive Continue reading “Saving Hofmann Forest”