Help Wildlife by Sharing the Beach

Help Wildlife by Sharing the Beach

Nolan Gould and Danielle Soibelman show how you can keep the beach safe for birds and other wildlife.

By The Editors
Published: 08/21/2014

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You can be a steward of the shore and its wildlife by following these simple steps:

1. Leave no trace. Be sure to take all garbage and items with you when you leave the beach. 

2. Dispose of fishing line properly. Improperly discarded fishing line can injure and kill a variety of animals, including sea turtles, sharks, and birds. 

3. Keep dogs on leashes. Playful pooches can wreak havoc on shore-nesting animals in a matter of seconds. Protect baby animals by keeping your pets properly leashed. 

4. Respect protected areas and signs. Give animals the space they need and stay out off protected areas.  

With support from Toyota through our Toyota TogetherGreen program, Audubon is working across the country to help make shores safe places for people and wildlife.  

For example, in New York City, Tara Mei Smith is working to engage people in beach-based conservation activities. The 8.5 million city-dwellers who call New York home share their shores with 330 species of birds, including the threatened Piping Plover. Through Tara’s efforts and other Toyota TogetherGreen projects nationwide, beachgoers across the country are learning how they can help protect the wildlife that depends on the same beaches that people love. 

Toyota TogetherGreen by Audubon is a program fostering innovative solutions to the conservation challenges that affect us all. Learn more about our work at www.togethergreen.org.  

Read more about shorebirds from Audubon Magazine

Solving the Piping Plover Puzzle

A Project Tracks Oystercatchers to Save Them

A California Lake Becomes a Stopover Spot Again

A Journey to Alaska’s Tongass, Where Our Last Old-Growth Temperate Forest Meets the Sea

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Share the Beach??? You people

Share the Beach???
You people have put a 1000 meter boundary on the beach at the Outer Banks!
How about sharing the beach with us! People are not able to go on the beach because of the efforts of the Audubon Society. I wish people would research the facts before giving money to you!!!

I am a supporter of

I am a supporter of protection. However, it is clear to me that this does not portray the situation surrounding Hatteras by any means. Why is Audabon and Toyota showing the extent of desired bama for this recreational area, which seems to have become more of a target for Audabon to take over than a case of protection...?

Love it , my Dad took us

Love it , my Dad took us fishing, when we we little, we never caught anything. We just had fun..

Had to laugh or I would cry.

Had to laugh or I would cry. Seems like some of the dates I've had.

Great video. Great message.

Great video. Great message. I believe if more people had this information it would help. I for one cannot stand unleashed dogs on the beach. It should be illegal everywhere. We can share the beach with your dogs, but rushing up even to me is terrifying. Imagine the birds response. And the owner is always 100 yards away from the dog to even do anything.

I shared the article on

I shared the article on facebook. I think it would have made a bigger impact if the video was visible as opposed to words

An interesting and

An interesting and educational ad.
Mazel tov!

Terrific ad, and acting! I

Terrific ad, and acting! I hope it gets a lot of air time...

Absolutely fantastic; it is

Absolutely fantastic; it is like the people that made this message read my mind. We may not live on an ocean but our beaches and shorelines suffer greatly from "unconscious" people. One of my pet peeves are the fish hooks left at the end of the line - count them TWO separate dogs needing to have the hooks removed out of their paws! Congratulations to a car company that chose to promote themselves by delivering a green message instead of showing their vehicle ripping up the "pristine" landscapes and saying this is the way to enjoy the outdoors. End of rant :).

Very effective -- fun to

Very effective -- fun to watch both kids!

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