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>>

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>>

A young Laysan Albatross takes its first flight, at James Campbell National Wildlife Refuge. Photo © Robby Kohley, Pacific Rim Conservation.

First Laysan Albatross Chicks Fledge from James Campbell National Wildlife Refuge

July 31, 2015

Contact: Eric VanderWerf (Pacific Rim Conservation): 808-292-2884, Email click here Robert Johns (American Bird Conservancy): 202-888-7472, Email click here (July 31, 2015) The first year of a three-year project targeting the establishment of a new Laysan Albatross colony on the northern coast of O‘ahu has resulted in the fledging of 10 healthy chicks. This innovative … Read More>>

Clockwise, from top: Ruby-throated Hummingbird, Kelly Nelson/Shutterstock; Grasshopper Sparrow, Steve Byland/Shutterstock; Honeydew Melon from the Congressional Dining Halls, Aditi Desai (ABC)

Members of Congress Dining on Food Contaminated with Bird- and Bee-Killing Insecticides

July 29, 2015

Contact: Robert Johns, 202-888-7472, Email click here (Washington, D.C., July 29, 2015) A new study by American Bird Conservancy (ABC) and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health has found bird- and bee-killing insecticides in nearly every food eaten by the nation's Senators, Representatives, and others who dine in the cafeterias of the United … Read More>>

Hawaiian Goose, Owen Deutsch

New Study Identifies Sources of Mortality for Iconic Hawaiian Goose

July 23, 2015

Contact: Robert Johns, 202-888-7472, Email click here (Honolulu, Hawai‘i, July 23, 2015) Leading mortality causes for one of Hawaiʻi's most iconic birds, the federally endangered Hawaiian Goose or Nene, have been identified by researchers at the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). The most common cause of death for the rare bird was starvation, followed by trauma … Read More>>

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