FOUND: Locals and Scientists Rediscover the Black-browed Babbler in Borneo After 172 Years

February 25, 2021

Media Contact: Jordan Rutter, Director of Public Relations, 202-888-7472 | jerutter@abcbirds.org | @JERutter Expert Contact: John C. Mittermeier, Director of Threatened Species Outreach, 202-888-7469 | jmittermeier@abcbirds.org (Washington, D.C., February 25, 2021) After more than 170 years, locals in Kalimantan, Borneo, Indonesia, have helped rediscover the lost Black-browed Babbler. The bird has been missing since it was … Read More>>

Statement on Serious Allegations Against Now-Former ABC Employee

February 16, 2021

Media Contact: Jordan Rutter, Director of Public Relations, 202-888-7472 | jerutter@abcbirds.org | @JERutter (Washington, D.C., February 16, 2021) Jason Ward is no longer employed at American Bird Conservancy following serious allegations of misconduct that are completely incompatible with ABC's values. Please direct any questions to ABC's Director of Public Relations, Jordan Rutter. For additional details on this … Read More>>

Chestnut-collared Longspurs are among the beneficiaries of windmill removal in eastern Montana. Photo by Tim Zurowski

Windmill Removal Improves Water Supply for Livestock While Enhancing Prairie Bird Habitat

January 26, 2021

Windmills are an iconic sight on the landscape of eastern Montana, but often these structures no longer serve landowners, rangeland management programs, nor the ground-nesting birds that live near them. Benefiting cattle and birds alike, a new initiative that began last summer helps to bring down these obsolete structures, replacing them with efficient solar-powered pumps. … Read More>>

Lawsuit Filed to Restore Bird Protections

January 19, 2021

Media Contact: Jordan Rutter, Director of Public Relations, 202-888-7472 | jerutter@abcbirds.org | @JERutter Expert Contact: Steve Holmer, Vice President of Government Relations, 202-888-7490 | sholmer@abcbirds.org (Washington, D.C., January 19, 2021) A coalition of national environmental groups filed litigation (Case Number: 1:21-cv-00448) today challenging the outgoing Administration's move to eliminate longstanding protections for waterfowl, raptors, and … Read More>>

El Silencio Reserve Expansion Benefits Critically Endangered Species and a Beloved U.S.-Nesting Songbird

January 15, 2021

Thanks to a powerful alliance formed by World Land Trust, Saving Nature, American Bird Conservancy, and Rainforest Trust, and local land owners (La Zebra and Tierra y Río), the Colombian conservation organization Fundación Biodiversa Colombia was able to secure 3,839 acres, almost doubling the size of its El Silencio Natural Reserve to 6,844 acres. This … Read More>>

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