Help Audubon Nature Institute by voting below for our video as your favorite in AZA’s Party for the Planet video contest.


If Audubon wins, AZA will donate money to support our Whooping Crane Breeding and Release Program. Two winners will be selected: first place will receive $25,000 and second place will receive $10,000.

Whooping cranes are one of the most endangered birds in North America, having almost gone extinct in the 1940’s. The species was pulled from the brink of extinction by the breeding and release efforts of conversation organizations like Audubon Nature Institute. Today, the species is still endangered with only 800 birds left worldwide — approximately 75 of which living here in Louisiana in one of the only remaining wild flocks left in the country. Audubon is one of the few organizations in North America breeding and releasing whooping cranes. Winning the contest would allow us to invest in critical improvements to our whooping crane breeding and rearing facility that will have a positive impact on the species for generations. Please help these majestic birds by voting for Audubon!

See full details and all video entries HERE. Thank you for your support!

Party for the Planet presented by Entergy is a series of events and activities celebrating the wonders of nature held across New Orleans. The series at Audubon Louisiana Nature Center provided imaginative new ways for guests to experience nature through hands-on discovery and interactive experiences.

Party for the Planet included a kick-off party at the Nature Center; events celebrating Endangered Species Day, World Oceans Day, and Pollinator Week; and two community volunteer events that supported Audubon’s conservation education initiatives. 

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