Wind Turbines on the Great Lakes Threaten Migratory Birds

August 8, 2016

Contact: Michael Hutchins, Director of ABC's Bird-Smart Wind Energy Program, 202-888-7485 (Washington, D.C., Aug. 5, 2016) A radar study released last month by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (FWS) provides stark evidence that wind turbines on the Great Lakes pose an unacceptably high risk to migratory birds and other wildlife. Yet this region in New York has … Read More>>

BLM Logging Plan Guts President Clinton's Northwest Forest Legacy

August 5, 2016

Contact: Steve Holmer, ABC's Senior Policy Advisor, 202-888-7490 (Washington, D.C. August 5, 2016) The Bureau of Land Management has approved a logging plan for the forests it manages in Oregon, significantly weakening protections for the threatened Marbled Murrelet and Northern Spotted Owl. These protections were put in place in 1994 as part of President Clinton's Northwest … Read More>>

Threatened Birds Recovering Thanks to Endangered Species Act Protection

July 25, 2016

Contact: Steve Holmer, Senior Policy Advisor for ABC, 202-888-7490 (Washington, D.C., July 25, 2016) A report released today by American Bird Conservancy contains some good news for U.S. mainland birds: 78 percent of the birds listed as threatened or endangered under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) have populations that are now stable, increasing, or have recovered … Read More>>

Proposed Eagle Management Plan Could Have Deadly Consequences

June 23, 2016

Contact: Michael Hutchins, (202) 888-7485 (o) or (301) 367-5053 (cell) (Washington, D.C., June 23, 2016)  A new eagle-management plan proposed by the federal government would give wind energy developers 30-year permits to “take” or incidentally kill protected Bald and Golden Eagles, without requiring the industry to share mortality data with the public or take into consideration … Read More>>

Endangered Hawaiian Geese at Risk From Disease Spread by Feral Cats, Study Finds

June 2, 2016

Contact: Grant Sizemore, gsizemore@abcbirds.org, 202-888-7480 (Washington, D.C., June 2, 2016) A new study published in the Journal of Wildlife Diseases has documented evidence of “widespread contamination of habitat” in Hawai'i caused by feral cats. This latest research has alarming implications for endangered Hawaiian Geese (Nene) and other animals found throughout the Hawaiian Islands. The peer-reviewed study, … Read More>>

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