Georgia Audubon was disheartened and dismayed by the recent article in Politico detailing a history of “intimidation and threats towards women and people of color” within National Audubon Society. Despite sharing the Audubon name, Georgia Audubon is an independent organization with separate membership, board leadership, finances, and strategic focus. As an organization, Georgia Audubon is working proactively to center equity, diversity, and inclusiveness throughout our operations.
Just as we value and recognize the critical importance of biodiversity for healthy ecosystems, we recognize that the diversity of communities across this nation must be represented in all levels of leadership within our organization. It is imperative that we intentionally integrate these values throughout our events, programs, and outreach.
Georgia Audubon is committed to building an equitable, diverse, and inclusive organization and to reflecting this commitment throughout our operations. We acknowledge that while we have made some progress in this space, there is much work left to do both as an individual organization and as part of a larger network of conservation organizations. We look forward to continuing these conversations and to holding ourselves accountable to historically marginalized communities and people groups by positioning our resources to best serve those communities.
Georgia Audubon is building places where birds and people thrive.