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Endangered Hawaiian Gallinules Killed by Feral Cats on Kaua‘i

August 17, 2017

Contact: Grant Sizemore, ABC's Director of Invasive Species Programs, 202-888-7480 (Washington, D.C., August  17, 2017) Endangered ‘Alae ‘Ula (Hawaiian Common Gallinule, a subspecies of Common Gallinule formerly called Hawaiian Common Moorhen) are among the latest documented victims of feral cat predation on the Hawaiian island of Kaua‘i. The pair of breeding adults was attacked and killed … Read More>>

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Grouse Plan Revisions Risk Endangering the Species

August 7, 2017

Contact: Steve Holmer, VP of Policy, 202-888-7490; Jennifer Howard, Director of Public Relations, 202-888-7472 (Washington, D.C., Aug. 7, 2017) Conservation of one of the nation's fastest-disappearing birds took a step back today when the U.S. Department of the Interior ordered revisions to Greater Sage-Grouse management plans, opening the door to expanded development across the American West. … Read More>>

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Farm Bill Works for Landowners and Birds, New Report Finds

August 2, 2017

Contact: Jennifer Howard, American Bird Conservancy, 202-888-7472, or Marc Devokaitis, Cornell Lab of Ornithology, 607-254-2165 (Washington, D.C., August 3, 2017) Thirty-seven million. That's the increase in the number of waterfowl in the Prairie Pothole Region over the past quarter-century, thanks to the Farm Bill. The State of the Birds 2017: Farm Bill Special Report, released … Read More>>

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Deadly Pesticide May Yet Be Outlawed

July 25, 2017

Contact: Cynthia Palmer, American Bird Conservancy, 202-888-7475 (Washington, D.C., July 25, 2017) We applaud the U.S. Senators who today introduced a bill to ban chlorpyrifos, a widely used pesticide that has been killing birds and poisoning the environment for the past half-century: Tom Udall (D-NM), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), Cory Booker (D-NJ), Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), Kamala Harris (D-CA), and Edward … Read More>>

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Scientists Rediscover Venezuelan Bird Not Seen in 60 Years

July 24, 2017

Contact: Jennifer Howard, Director of Public Relations, American Bird Conservancy, 202-888-7472 (Washington, D.C., July 25, 2017) An international team of researchers has solved one of South America's great bird mysteries. Working deep in the mountainous forests of western Venezuela, they have rediscovered the Táchira Antpitta, a plump brown bird species not seen since it was … Read More>>

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