Canadian Tar Sands Company Found Guilty in Deaths of Over 1,600 WaterfoulSets International Example in Prosecuting Bird Deaths Due to Industry Negligence

July 15, 2010

Canada Geese. Photo: FWS (Washington, D.C., July 15, 2010) A Canadian judge has found Syncrude Canada, Ltd. guilty in the deaths of over 1,600 waterfoul that landed in the tar sands company’s Aurura Mine toxic tailings ponds in Alberta on April 28, 2008. At the conclusion of the nine-week trial, Alberta Provincial Judge Ken Tjosvold … Read More>>

Houston-area Power Plant Opposed by ABC Halted by Courts

July 13, 2010

For Immediate Release Contact: , 202-234-7181 ext.210 Wood Stork. Photo: ClipArt.com (Washington, D.C., July 13, 2010) The 1,320-megawatt White Stallion coal plant that American Bird Conservancy (ABC), the nation’s leading bird conservation organization, opposed in a May 21 two-page letter to the Army Corps of Engineers and the Environmental Protection Agency has been put on … Read More>>

Many Gulf Spill Cleanup Efforts Ineffective and Harming, not Helping Birds

July 4, 2010

New Report and Recommendations Issued Today by American Bird Conservancy For Immediate Release Contact: , 202-234-7181 ext.210 Ground zero for the Gulf oil spill as seen from the air on July 4, 2010. Photo: Mike Parr (Washington, D.C., July 19, 2010) A report released today by American Bird Conservancy, America’s leading bird conservation group, shows … Read More>>

Arizona Masked Bobwhite Habitat to Get Extreme Makeover

June 28, 2010

  Masked Bobwhite. Photo: © FWS.gov (Washington, D.C., June 28, 2010) The endangered Masked Bobwhite will be the beneficiary of funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, which is being used to advance conservation projects at the 118,000-acre Buenos Aires National Wildlife Refuge in southern Arizona. The funds, totaling about $786,000, are being used … Read More>>

National Ban on Lead-based Ammunition, Fishing Tackle Sought to End Wildlife Poisoning – Lead Still a Potent Killer of Millions of Wild Birds, Health Risk for Humans

June 17, 2010

  For Immediate Release Contact: , 202-234-7181 ext.210 Jeff Miller, Center for Biological Diversity, (510) 499-9185 Adult Bald Eagle unable to stand after lead poisoning. Photo:The Raptor Center at the University of Minnesota WASHINGTON, D.C.— A coalition of conservation, hunting and veterinary groups today filed a formal petition with the Environmental Protection Agency requesting a … Read More>>

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