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Announcing American Bird Conservancy's 2024 Conservation and Justice Fellows
American Bird Conservancy (ABC) is pleased to announce our second cohort of Conservation and Justice Fellows. Each Fellow will work on a specific project related to ethical and inclusive approaches to bird conservation in the Americas. Over the next year, they will explore complex questions, carry out interviews with ABC's staff and partners, make connections … Read More>>
Purple Martins are dependent on flying insects like the Red Admiral butterfly. A new study documents declines in butterfly populations related to the use of neonicotinoids. Photo by Ivan Kuzmin/Shutterstock.
New Study: Neonicotinoids Found to Drive Butterfly Declines More Than Any Other Environmental Variable
A new study published in PLOS ONE indicates that agricultural insecticides are significantly contributing to the decline of Monarchs and other butterfly species across the American Midwest. Using 17 years of land use, weather, multiple classes of pesticides, and butterfly survey data across 81 counties in 5 Midwestern states, researchers found that shifts in pesticide … Read More>>
How to Help Chicks and Fledglings This Breeding Season
Summer is the peak of bird breeding season in the U.S. and Canada. Both countries serve as bird nurseries for hundreds of species at this time of year. It's also a risky time, and most chicks don't survive to adulthood. Given the loss of nearly 3 billion birds since 1970, American Bird Conservancy (ABC) is … Read More>>
New Analysis Reveals 126 Birds are Lost to Science and Haven't Had a Confirmed Sighting in at Least a Decade
The Search for Lost Birds, a collaboration between American Bird Conservancy (ABC), BirdLife International, and Re:wild, has developed the most complete tally of bird species that are lost to science. Of the approximately 11,849 species of birds, 126 meet the criteria of being “lost.” These birds have not had a documented sighting in at least … Read More>>
1.1 Million Acres in California Protected from Dangerous ‘Neonic' Insecticides
After years of advocacy, the California Fish and Game Commission has finalized a rule in its “Department Lands” regulation package that prohibits the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) from using neonicotinoid pesticides — often called “neonics” — on state wildlife refuges and other land under its jurisdiction. The regulation comes in response to … Read More>>
Colombian Reserve Grows with the Designation of New Protected Land
Versión en Español An additional 3,262 acres (1,320 hectares) of tropical forest habitat are now under protection following a recent designation by the Valle del Cauca, Colombia environmental authority, Corporación Autónoma Regional del Valle del Cauca (CVC). This brings the total area protected in the Distrito Regional de Manejo Integrado (DRMI) Enclave Subxerofítico de Atuncela … Read More>>
Completed Predator-proof Fence on Moloka'i's North Shore Will Provide Safe Haven for Endangered Seabirds
American Bird Conservancy (ABC) and Moloka‘i Land Trust have completed a 5,600-foot-long predator-proof conservation fence at the Mokio Preserve on Hawai‘i's Moloka‘i Island. Vulnerable seabirds, including the Laysan (Mōlī) and Black-footed Albatross (Ka‘upu), will have a chance to replenish their populations inside the nearly 100-acre elevated wildlife sanctuary, safe from sea level rise and invasive … Read More>>
Alliance for Zero Extinction Initiative Fund Continues to Close Gaps in Protections for Vulnerable Species
For nearly 20 years, the Alliance for Zero Extinction (AZE) has worked to identify and conserve the planet's most vulnerable species and encourage their effective safeguarding through governmental protected area designations, establishment of private protected areas, or Indigenous or community conservation stewardship of AZE sites. The Alliance is a consortium of over 125 global conservation … Read More>>
Alto Calima: Colombia's New Protected Area Benefiting People and Biodiversity
Today, the Cauca Guan (Penelope perspicax), the Olive Finch (Arremon castaneiceps), and the Multicolored Tanager (Chlorochrysa nitidissima) have a new horizon in Colombia. Hundreds of species of birds, plants, mammals, fish, and butterflies, among many other species native to the Alto Calima region in Valle del Cauca, Colombia now have a protected territory, a territory … Read More>>
Birds Canada Joins the Conserva Aves Initiative to Support Local Protected Areas in Latin America and the Caribbean
On May 22, the International Day for Biological Diversity, the Honorable Ahmed Hussen, Minister of International Development, announced an investment of $15 million over 3 years to Birds Canada to support the health of biodiversity and ecosystems in Latin America and the Caribbean through the Conserva Aves Initiative. This contribution will protect migratory birds and … Read More>>

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🎉 A 2023 expedition to Makira, the largest and most intact forest in Madagascar, found 21 species previously lost to science. 🦎🕷🐟

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