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American Bird Conservancy Supports Bill to Suspend Neonics

June 23, 2017

Contact: Cynthia Palmer, 202-888-7475 (Washington, D.C., June 23, 2017) Rep. John Conyers Jr. (D-MI) and Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) today introduced the Saving America's Pollinators Act of 2017, directing the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to suspend registration of a toxic group of pesticides called neonicotinoids, or "neonics." Now the most commonly used insecticides on Earth, … Read More>>

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ABC and Hawai‘i Groups Ask Congress to Boost Efforts to Help Hawaiian Birds

June 13, 2017

Contact: Jennifer Howard, Director of Public Relations, 202-888-7472 (Washington, D.C., June 14, 2017) To tackle the worst bird extinction crisis in America, several conservation groups are asking Congress to support a new conservation effort in Hawai‘i that would provide $20 million in funding over the next four years. American Bird Conservancy (ABC) and conservation partners … Read More>>

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Proposed FCC Change Could Weaken Rules for Tower Construction

June 8, 2017

Contact: Jennifer Howard, Director of Public Relations, 202-888-7472 (Washington, D.C., June 8, 2017) Members of the Bird Conservation Alliance and national environmental groups have submitted comments stating their opposition to a proposed Federal Communications Commission (FCC) rule that would exempt construction of communication towers from our nation's environmental laws. The comments reflect the groups' concern … Read More>>

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Review of Sage-Grouse Management Plans Risks Harm to Birds

June 7, 2017

Contact: Jennifer Howard, Director of Public Relations, 202-888-7472 (Washington, D.C., June 7, 2017) American Bird Conservancy (ABC) is concerned by today's order from Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke that the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) review the federal government's Greater Sage-Grouse conservation plans. Sec. Zinke emphasized that the review would focus on potential oil … Read More>>

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Good News for Brazilian Bird on the Brink

June 5, 2017

Contact: Jennifer Howard, Director of Public Relations, 202-888-7472 (Washington, D.C., June 5, 2017) The critically endangered Cherry-throated Tanager, which numbers as few as 30 individuals, has gained a much-needed refuge in Brazil's threatened Atlantic Forest. The 4,171-acre (1,688-hectare) private natural heritage reserve, not yet named, protects essential habitat and provides a lifeline for the species. … Read More>>

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