Chlorpyrifos: Why It's Time to Ban This Dangerous Chemical
Editor’s note: For 50 years the insecticide chlorpyrifos has been posing a threat to human health and wildlife, including birds. A bill recently introduced in Congress called the “Protect Children, Farmers & Farmworkers from Nerve Agent Pesticides Act” would ban this dangerous chemical. We asked Cynthia Palmer, ABC’s Director of… Read more >>
High in the Andes, Turf Mining Threatens Rare Birds' Habitat
Of the more than 10,000 species of birds on Earth, less than a quarter of one percent are considered critically endangered. These species are often restricted to unique and rare habitats that are susceptible to human disturbance. One such species, the White-bellied Cinclodes, makes its home high in the Peruvian… Read more >>
Greater Sage-Grouse Need Better Protections, Not More Development
Editor’s Note: This week, the U.S. Department of the Interior is expected to announce a formal notice of intent to substantially alter existing federal conservation plans for Greater Sage-Grouse across 10 states. The existing plans were put in place in 2015 after a collaborative consultation process that included Western governors,… Read more >>
Post-Hurricane Report: How Are the Birds?
Last update: October 5, 2017 People continue to suffer across the Caribbean, Puerto Rico, and the southern United States as the impacts of Hurricanes Irma and Maria linger. At American Bird Conservancy, our hearts go out to everyone affected by these storms. One question we continue to hear from our… Read more >>