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Groups Call for Stronger Measures to Conserve Sage-Grouse

December 1, 2017

Contacts: Steve Holmer, American Bird Conservancy, (202) 888-7490; Erik Molvar, Western Watersheds Project, (307) 399-7910; Michael Saul, Center for Biological Diversity, (303) 915-8308; Rebecca Fischer, WildEarth Guardians, (406) 698-1489; Gustave Axelson, Cornell Lab of Ornithology, (607) 379-9300 (Washington, D.C., Dec. 1, 2017) Conserving Greater Sage-Grouse requires more habitat protection, not less. That's the message conservation groups are … Read More>>

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‘Numerous Inadequacies' Found in Environmental Assessment for Proposed Icebreaker Wind Energy Project

October 31, 2017

Contacts: Black Swamp Bird Observatory: Kimberly Kaufman, Executive Director, 419-898-4070; American Bird Conservancy: Michael Hutchins, Director, Bird-Smart Wind Energy Program, 202-888-7485 (Washington, DC, Oct. 31, 2017) Bird conservation groups are challenging an industry-supported environmental assessment of Lake Erie's first offshore wind project, citing numerous inadequacies in both science and process. Ohio's Black Swamp Bird Observatory … Read More>>


Bill Would Make New Federal Buildings Bird-Friendly

October 6, 2017

Contact: Jennifer Howard, Director of Public Relations, 202-888-7472 (Washington, D.C., Oct. 6, 2017) The U.S. Senate will have an opportunity to act to make all new federal buildings safer for birds. This week, Sen. Cory A. Booker (D-NJ) introduced the Federal Bird-Safe Buildings Act (S. 1920) — the first time such a bill has been … Read More>>

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Bird Conservancy Asks California to Ban Neonic Use on Public Lands

September 19, 2017

Contact: Cynthia Palmer, Director of Pesticides Science and Regulation, American Bird Conservancy, 202-888-7475, or Trent Orr, Staff Attorney, Earthjustice, 415-217-2000 (Washington, D.C., Sept. 19, 2017) On behalf of American Bird Conservancy (ABC), the nonprofit environmental law organization Earthjustice today petitioned the California Fish and Game Commission to adopt a statewide prohibition on the use of neonicotinoid … Read More>>


Plan to Shrink National Monuments Jeopardizes Habitat for Threatened Birds

September 8, 2017

Contact: Steve Holmer, Vice President of Policy, 202-888-7490, or Jennifer Howard, Director of Public Relations, 202-888-7472 (Washington, D.C., Sept. 8, 2017) The Interior Department review of National Monument designations has produced recommendations that, if enacted, would reduce protection of important habitat for species listed under the Endangered Species Act. These recommendations would also threaten areas now being … Read More>>

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