Greater Sage-Grouse, Noppadol Paothong

Statement: Sage Grouse Management Plans and ‘Not Warranted' Finding for ESA Protection

September 22, 2015

Contact: Steve Holmer, 202-888-7490, (Sept. 22, 2015) Federal management plans unveiled today are crucial for the conservation of the Greater Sage-Grouse. They protect sagebrush habitat from industrial development and wildfires, and adopt new management standards that advance conservation and habitat restoration across over 50 million acres of the species' range on public lands. These Bureau … Read More>>

Interactive Website Offers New Tool to Reduce Seabird Bycatch

September 16, 2015

Contact: David Wiedenfeld, 540-253-5780, (Washington, D.C., September 15, 2015) Hundreds of thousands of birds are accidentally injured or killed every year in fisheries around the world. A dynamic new website ( – created by American Bird Conservancy and The Pennsylvania State University's Center for Environmental Informatics  – puts a wealth of information helpful in … Read More>>

Greater Sage-Grouse, Noppadol Paothong

Into the Sunset of the American West? Sage Grouse's Future Hinges on Politics & Federal Management Plans

September 8, 2015

Contact: Steve Holmer, 202-888-7490, (Washington, D.C., September 8, 2015) By the end of this month federal authorities will make historic decisions that may dramatically change the landscape of the American West: whether to list the Greater Sage-Grouse under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) or to rely on management plans that are currently too weak to … Read More>>

Honduran Emerald, Greg Homel/Natural Elements Productions

Efforts to Save Rare Honduran Hummingbird Result in New Reserve, Conservation Partnerships with Ranchers

August 24, 2015

Contact: Robert Johns, 202 888 7472, Email (Washington, D.C., August 24, 2015) The future looks a little brighter for a rare hummingbird that resides only in Honduras, thanks to efforts by La Asociación de Investigación para el Desarrollo Ecológico y Socio Económico (ASIDE), American Bird Conservancy (ABC), and other groups. The bird, the Honduran Emerald, … Read More>>

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Bald and Golden Eagles Victorious: Court Invalidates 30-Year "Eagle Take" Rule

August 12, 2015

Contact: Robert Johns, 202-888-7472, Email click here (Washington, D.C., August 12, 2015) The U.S. District Court, Northern District of California, in San Jose has ruled that the Department of the Interior violated federal laws when it created a final regulation allowing wind energy and other companies to obtain 30-year permits to kill protected Bald and Golden … Read More>>

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