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>>

Groups Challenge Current Administration's Latest Assaults on the Endangered Species Act

January 14, 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 14, 2021) Today, Earthjustice filed two lawsuits in the District of Hawai'i in response to the outgoing Administration's most recent attacks on the Endangered Species Act, the … Read More>>

Owl Extinction Risk Grows as Feds Exempt 3.4 Million Acres from Protection

January 13, 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 13, 2021) The current Administration today filed a new Northern Spotted Owl critical habitat rule that has the potential to hasten the extinction of this declining subspecies. … Read More>>

Administration Makes Last-gasp Assault on Migratory Bird Protections

January 5, 2021

Media Contact: Jordan Rutter, Director of Public Relations, 202-888-7472 | jerutter@abcbirds.org | @JERutter Expert Contact: Steve Holmer, Vice President, Policy, 202-888-7490 | sholmer@abcbirds.org (Washington, D.C., January 5, 2021) The Administration has announced that it will implement a new rule that greatly weakens essential protections provided by the Migratory Bird Treaty Act. This rule comes at … Read More>>

Conservationists and Communities Rally to Save Colombia's Rare, Rediscovered Brushfinch

December 23, 2020

Conservationists and communities in northwestern Colombia are rallying to save the recently rediscovered Antioquia Brushfinch, finding new populations and taking action to protect the Critically Endangered bird's rapidly disappearing habitat. Partners in this effort include local researchers and land managers, supported by Colombian and international conservation organizations including Corporación SalvaMontes, American Bird Conservancy (ABC), World … Read More>>

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