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History-making Decision Places Key Bird Areas Within Peruvian System of Protected Lands

January 25, 2010

For Immediate Release Contact: , 202-234-7181 ext.210 The endangered Peruvian Diving Petrel will benefit greatly from the new protections afforded to the guano islands by the Peruvian Government. Photo: ©Carlos Zavalaga (Washington, D. C. ,  January 25, 2010)  For the first time in South American history, governmental protections for marine waters have been provided through … Read More>>

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ABC Hails Agency Decision to Continue ESA Protection for Marbled Murrelet

January 21, 2010

For Immediate Release Contact: , 202-234-7181 ext.210 Many Concerns Remain for Species Headed Towards Extinction Marbled Murrelet. Photo: © Peter LaTourrette (Washington, D.C., January 21, 2010) The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) announced that the threatened Marbled Murrelet should remain listed under the Endangered Species Act. “There is no question that the Fish and … Read More>>

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Expansion of Colombian Bird Reserve Aids Eight Globally Threatened Species Plus Hundreds More Birds

January 10, 2010

For Immediate Release Contact: , 202-234-7181 ext. 212 White-mantled Barbet. Photo: Fundacion ProAves (Washington, D.C., January 10, 2010) Thanks to action by American Bird Conservancy (ABC) and Fundación ProAves, approximately 1,480 additional acres of forest and reforested land in central Colombia will now be protected as part of the El Paujil Bird Reserve. The Reserve … Read More>>

Scientists to Investigate Impacts of Wind Energy on Migratory Wildlife

July 23, 2009

Racine, WI & Ithaca, NY, July 23, 2009—Thirty top wildlife scientists have announced agreement on some of the highest research priorities to help America's rapidly growing wind energy industry produce much-needed alternative energy—while also providing safe passage for birds and bats. This coalition of scientists from industry, government, nongovernmental organizations, and universities met recently in … Read More>>

EPA Issues Landmark Decision to Prohibit Deadly Pesticide Carbofuran Residues on Food

July 24, 2008

(Washington, D.C.) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced a proposed decision that residues of carbofuran, a toxic pesticide that is used on a variety of crops, will no longer be allowed on food. This effectively means that carbofuran will have to be removed from the U.S. market, benefiting consumers and farm workers, as … Read More>>

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