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More than 210 Organizations Unite to Press for Migratory Birds Conservation Act
A diverse coalition of over 210 organizations – spanning 43 states and led by American Bird Conservancy and the National Audubon Society – is urging Congress to act soon to pass the bipartisan Migratory Birds of the Americas Conservation Enhancements Act of 2023 (H. R. 4389). A joint letter addressed to the legislation's sponsors, Representatives … Read More>>
Pause in Migratory Bird Treaty Act Improvements Concern Conservationists
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) announced that expected efforts to update the Migratory Bird Treaty Act (MBTA) are on hold. This rulemaking update would establish a general permitting system under the Act that would clarify and improve the process for handling the predictable and preventable killing of migratory birds from commercial activities. “The … Read More>>
Minera Panamá Operations Pose Severe Threat to People, Wildlife, and Planetary Health, Group of International and Local Organizations Say
On November 24, Panama's Supreme Court will decide the future of an open-pit mine bigger than Manhattan that continues to endanger the rights, health, and livelihoods of local communities; threatens an irreplaceable habitat that is critical for biodiversity and climate; and has been the focus of the historic country-wide protests since mid-October. A group of … Read More>>
Petition Urges Federal Protections for Eastern Golden Eagle
Today, American Bird Conservancy (ABC) filed a petition with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) requesting a Threatened or Endangered listing for the Eastern Golden Eagle under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). Persistent threats and a slow reproductive rate coupled with a small population are raising red flags for conservationists. “The Golden Eagle is … Read More>>
Award Recognizes American Bird Conservancy Sustainability Project with International Paper Company
For the last four years, American Bird Conservancy (ABC) and International Paper (IP), the world's largest pulp and paper company, have been partners in a forest sustainability project in the southeastern United States. Now, the partnership has been honored with a 2023 Leadership in Sustainability Award from the American Forest and Paper Association (AF&PA), an … Read More>>
American Bird Conservancy Awarded 2023 Top Nonprofit Awards
For the sixth 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>>
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Spooky Tips to Ensure Only Treats and No Tricks for Birds This Halloween
You may have noticed it. The chill in the air. The leaves crunching under your feet on your morning walk. Pumpkin spice proliferating on menus and grocery store shelves. Fall — or as many call it, “spooky season,” — has officially arrived.  For birds, fall can certainly be a spooky time of year. Many species … Read More>>
Eight Hawaiian Bird Species to be Declared Officially Extinct
Announced today, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) will soon declare 21 species, including 10  U.S. bird species, extinct. Eight of the 10 are Hawaiian species. Unfortunately, the majority were likely already extinct at or about the time they were listed under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). Now, they will be removed from the … Read More>>
1,000 Birds Dead in One Night After Colliding with a Single Chicago Building
A major bird-collision event occurred in Chicago, Illinois, last week, killing nearly 1,000 migrating birds, the highest number on record. During the night and morning of October 4-5, the birds died after colliding into the McCormick Place Lakeside Center during the height of their annual fall migration.  American Bird Conservancy (ABC) is calling for the … Read More>>
Making Buildings Better during Global Bird Rescue Week
Today marks the beginning of Global Bird Rescue Week. Running through October 8th, American Bird Conservancy (ABC) invites everyone to join ABC, FLAP Canada, and countless other bird conservation groups and members of the public around the world to rescue and document wild birds that have collided with buildings during their fall migration. Each year … Read More>>

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