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Three-Dozen Law Professors File Amicus Brief in Support of Great Salt Lake Lawsuit
The state of Utah has violated its fundamental legal duty to protect the Great Salt Lake against impairment due to dwindling water inflows, 36 law professors told a state court on Friday.  The professors asked the court to consider an amicus – or "friend of the court" – brief on Friday in support of conservation … Read More>>
A Photographic Atlas to Spark a Lifelong Love of Birds
Birds of North America: A Photographic Atlas is a sweeping project from Bruce M. Beehler and photo editor Brian E. Small to document all 1,144 bird species in North America, including Hawai'i. American Bird Conservancy (ABC) is proud to sponsor the book, with one-third of proceeds from the book benefiting ABC's work to conserve wild … Read More>>
Neotropical Migratory Bird Conservation Bill Signed into Law
In good news for migratory birds, on Wednesday, April 24, 2024, President Biden signed into law the Migratory Birds of the Americas Conservation Enhancements Act (H.R.4389). This bill reauthorizes the Neotropical Migratory Bird Conservation Act (NMBCA), a successful federal grants program funding migratory bird research and habitat restoration throughout the Western Hemisphere. Since 2002, grants … Read More>>
Two Colombian Reserves Receive Regional Natural Park Protected Status
Colombia, known for its rich biodiversity, now has two additional Regional Natural Parks to its name, the first such designations in nearly four decades and the first in the Department of Chocó. Fundación ProAves, an American Bird Conservancy (ABC) partner, announced the news that two strongholds for several endangered species, Reserva Las Tángaras and Reserva … Read More>>
U.S. Senate Approves Bill to Reauthorize Funding for Migratory Bird Conservation
Recently passed by the U.S. House of Representatives, yesterday, the Senate approved the Migratory Birds of the Americas Conservation Enhancements Act (H.R.4389/S.4022). This bill reauthorizes the Neotropical Migratory Bird Conservation Act (NMBCA), a successful federal grants program funding migratory bird research and habitat restoration throughout the Western Hemisphere. Since 2002, grants from the NMBCA have … Read More>>
Next Eight Island-Ocean Ecosystems Confirmed for Global Ridge-to-Reef Rewilding Initiative
Versión en Español | Version française Island Conservation, Re:wild, and UC San Diego's Scripps Institution of Oceanography, in collaboration with a consortium of Island-Ocean Connection Challenge (IOCC) partners including American Bird Conservancy (ABC), proudly announce the confirmation of the next eight island-ocean ecosystems. Today, the IOCC, a catalytic global initiative to begin the holistic restoration … Read More>>
American Bird Conservancy Celebrates 30 Years of Results for Birds Across the Americas
As American Bird Conservancy (ABC) marks its 30th year, the organization is kicking off a celebration of birds saved, habitat conserved, and the people who made it happen. After three decades of conserving wild birds and their habitats throughout the Americas, ABC's mission-driven work has benefited more than 3,000 bird species to date – around … Read More>>
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House Passes Bill to Reauthorize Funding for Migratory Bird Conservation
On April 9, the House of Representatives passed the Migratory Birds of the Americas Conservation Enhancements Act (H.R. 4389). This bill reauthorizes the Neotropical Migratory Bird Conservation Act (NMBCA), a successful federal grants program funding migratory bird research and habitat restoration throughout the Western Hemisphere. Since 2002, grants from the NMBCA have supported a remarkable … Read More>>
Darkening the Night Skies Can Help Birds
As migration ramps up, hundreds of millions of birds, like the Indigo Bunting, are on their way north to their breeding grounds, mostly flying by night. Unfortunately, many won't make it to their intended, final destinations. Migration is a strenuous activity made all the more hazardous by artificial lights, especially at night. Nearly ubiquitous in … Read More>>
Conservation at the Scale Needed: Helping Migratory Birds Bounce Back on Natural Rubber Plantations
Rubber trees — more precisely, the sticky sap that comes from them — are the building blocks of everything from tennis balls to tires. That sappy substance called latex is tapped from the Hevea brasiliensis tree, much like maple syrup! A rubber plantation may not be the first thing that springs to mind when it … Read More>>

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