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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>>

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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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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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