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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>>
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>>
Mourning Dove that collided with window. Photo by Cameron Rutt.
Efforts Underway at Chicago's McCormick Place to Prevent Fatal Bird Window Strikes
In early October 2023, the devastating scale and impacts of bird window strikes were brought into sharp focus on the shores of Lake Michigan when 1,000 birds died overnight after colliding with Chicago's McCormick Place Lakeside Center. Now, American Bird Conservancy (ABC) has learned that plans are underway to install a reputable window collision deterrent, … Read More>>
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>>

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