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Southern Lesser Prairie-Chicken Population Declared ‘Endangered' by U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service today listed the Lesser Prairie-Chicken under the Endangered Species Act. A southern subpopulation has been declared Endangered, meaning that it has been deemed in danger of extinction, while a northern subpopulation is listed as Threatened, meaning that it is likely to become Endangered in the future if circumstances do … Read More>>
Large pigeon lost to science for 140 years rediscovered in Papua New Guinea
A team of scientists and conservationists has rediscovered the elusive Black-naped Pheasant-Pigeon, a large, ground-dwelling pigeon that only lives on Fergusson Island, a rugged island in the D'Entrecasteaux Archipelago off of eastern Papua New Guinea. Like other pheasant-pigeons, the Black-naped Pheasant-Pigeon has a broad and laterally compressed tail, which, along with its size, makes it … Read More>>
Can the Black Rail Be Saved?
The recently published 2022 State of the Birds Report carried messages both of warning and of hope for U.S. birds. On one hand, redoubling conservation efforts right now could save many species whose populations are in freefall. On the other, a business-as-usual scenario could send these same species spiraling toward the brink of extinction. The … Read More>>
Endangered Parakeet Gets More Protected Habitat Thanks to Conserva Aves Initiative
Thanks to generous support from the Bezos Earth Fund and other donors, American Bird Conservancy (ABC), one of two BirdLife partners in the Americas along with National Audubon Society and one of the leading organizations of the Conserva Aves Initiative, has worked with partner Fundación de Conservación Jocotoco (Jocotoco) to expand its bird-rich Buenaventura Reserve … Read More>>
American Bird Conservancy Awarded a 2022 Top Ranking from GreatNonprofits
For the fifth year in a row, American Bird Conservancy (ABC) has been named a “Top-Rated Nonprofit” by GreatNonprofits, the leading website for community recommendations of charities and nonprofits. ABC has worked for nearly 30 years to protect wild birds and their habitats across the Americas, resulting in numerous species safeguarded from extinction, millions of … Read More>>
Habitat Conservation for Long-billed Curlews in South Dakota and Beyond
Every April in North and South Dakota, the Long-billed Curlew arrives to strut its stuff. The large shorebird mates, defends its territory, and forages for grasshoppers amidst the swaying grasses and cow pies. But the diverse grasslands that curlews and other birds need to thrive are dwindling — grassland bird populations plummeted by more than … Read More>>
A New Curriculum Will Teach Students in Hawai‘i About the Islands' Native Birds
A new curriculum to teach students from kindergarten to high school about Hawaiian honeycreepers is available for teachers to use beginning this month. The curriculum, developed by American Bird Conservancy (ABC) partner group “Birds, Not Mosquitoes” along with Kamehameha Schools and the Kanaeokana schools network, aims to inspire a love of birds and support for … Read More>>
Newly Protected Land in Guatemala Will Serve As a Winter Haven for the Wood Thrush
Thanks to funding support from American Bird Conservancy (ABC), Guatemalan conservation organization FUNDAECO recently purchased more than 1,000 acres of rainforest habitat in Guatemala's Cerro San Gil Watershed Protection Area. The land — made up of two separate 566-acre parcels — will be actively managed by FUNDAECO for the conservation of bird species including Neotropical … Read More>>
Domestic Cats Kill 7 Million Birds in Colombia Each Year, According to First-of-its-Kind Study
Cats kill a staggering number of birds each year in Colombia, according to a recent study that attempts to quantify the threat of cats to the country's birdlife. The authors estimated that cats kill 3 to 12 million birds in Colombia each year, with a median estimate of 7 million. That's roughly as many birds … Read More>>
Reserve Expansion in Dominican Republic Will Protect Habitat for Declining Bicknell's Thrush
Just in time for fall migration, Dominican Republic conservation organization SOH Conservación has purchased 432 acres of land with financial support from American Bird Conservancy (ABC). The new acquisition will considerably expand the 35-acre Bosque de las Nubes (“Forest of the Clouds”) Reserve and act as a buffer against illegal incursions into the adjacent 277,964-acre … Read More>>

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