Bald Eagle, Chris Hill/Shutterstock

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>>

Wood Thrush, Ed Schneider

Insights into Causes of Bird Population Declines

June 16, 2015

David F. DeSante, Institute for Bird Populations: 415-663-2052 (direct), Email click here Robert Johns, American Bird Conservancy: 202-888-7472, Email click here (Washington, D.C., June 16, 2015) A new website unveiled by The Institute for Bird Populations (IBP) provides unprecedented estimates of the vital rates of over 150 species of North American landbirds and will significantly … Read More>>


Two New Studies Document Link Between Serious Mental Disorders and Parasites Associated with Cats

June 3, 2015

(Washington, DC, June 3, 2015) Two new peer-reviewed studies have just been published evaluating the link between serious mental disorders and a common cat-carried parasite, Toxoplasma gondii, which can infect any warm-blooded species (i.e., birds, mammals) but relies on felids to sexually reproduce. In a study led by A.L. Sutterland from the Department of Psychiatry, … Read More>>

Greater Sage-Grouse, Sarah Jessup/Shutterstock

Plans to Protect Sage Grouse Advance Conservation But Need Improvement

May 28, 2015

(Washington, D.C., May 28, 2015) Greater Sage-Grouse populations will benefit from 14 new management plans released today by the Obama administration, but additional habitat protections recommended by scientists are urgently needed due to a drastic drop in grouse numbers. “We hope that at the end of the day, these plans produce a ‘glass half full' … Read More>>

Santa Marta Parakeet, Murray Cooper

Important Property for Endangered Colombian Bird Protected

May 26, 2015

(Washington, D.C., May 26, 2015) Important habitat for a rare bird, Colombia's endangered Santa Marta Parakeet, will now be protected following the purchase of a property by ProAves, a leading Colombian conservation organization with support from American Bird Conservancy (ABC), a leading U.S. bird conservation organization. The 148-acre tract, known as the La Cumbre property, … Read More>>

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