US Taking Action to Enforce the Migratory Bird Treaty Act

June 17, 2010

Golden Eagles are among the most frequently killed birds on power lines due to their size and the vantage that utility poles offer them for hunting. Photo: © ClipArt.com   In two separate cases, oil giant ExxonMobil and PacificCorp, a major electric utility, recently pleaded guilty to killing eagles and other migratory birds, and will … Read More>>

Montana Easement Protects Habitat for Migrant Birds

June 17, 2010

Red-naped Sapsucker. Photo: © Tom Grey   Thanks in part to efforts by American Bird Conservancy, the Flathead Land Trust recently signed a conservation easement with the owners of one of the highest quality wetlands in the Flathead Valley of northwest Montana. The easement protects 295 acres on the interior of Church Slough, an oxbow … Read More>>

Lead Paint Kills Thousands of Rare Seabirds on Midway

June 17, 2010

For Immediate Release Contact: , 202-234-7181 ext.210   Outrage Must End Now Say Conservation Groups Paralyzed Albatross Chick. Photo: © Myra Finkelstein Leading U.S. bird conservation group, American Bird Conservancy (ABC), and two Hawaiian groups – the Conservation Council for Hawai'i and Hawai'i Audubon Society, have renewed calls to Congress to provide funding to clean … Read More>>

Bird Conservation Group Testifies Before Congress, Recommends Increased anvironmental Science Studies, Says Oil Spill Impacts May Last Decades

June 11, 2010

For Immediate Release Contact: , 202-234-7181 ext.210   Brown pelican. Photo: Alan Wilson (Washington, D.C., June 11, 2010) American Bird Conservacy's Michael Fry testified before the House Natural Resources Committee, Subcommittee on Insular Affairs, Oceans, and Wildlife, saying that the impacts from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill may be felt for decades and that leasing … Read More>>

Voluntary Federal Wind Farm Guidelines Insufficient to PreventBird Impacts Says Bird Conservation Group

June 7, 2010

For Immediate Release Contact: , 202-234-7181 ext.210 Greater Sage-Grouse. Photo: Alan Wilson (Washington, D.C., June 07, 2010) In letters to Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar and Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Director Bob Abbey, American Bird Conservancy (ABC) President George Fenwick identified key shortcomings in recent federal plans to address the impacts of wind … Read More>>

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