Peruvian Government Ramps up Habitat Protection for Endangered Bird Species Three New Private Conservation Areas Approved

May 27, 2010

For Immediate Release Contact: , 202-234-7181 ext.210 Shown above are participants in the signing ceremony for the approval of three new Peruvian conservation areas. From left to right: Avelino Perez, Feliciano Baños, Antonio Brack Egg (Minister of the Environment), Armando Rodriguez, Luis Alfaro (Director of SERNANP – the national system of protected lands), and Juan … Read More>>

National Bird Conservation Group Opposes Texas Coal Plant

May 21, 2010

For Immediate Release Contact: , 202-234-7181 ext.210   Roseate Spoonbill. Photo: (Washington, D.C., May 21, 2010) American Bird Conservancy (ABC), the nation's leading bird conservation organization, has asked the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) to deny the permit for the 1,320-megawatt White Stallion coal plant. The plant is proposed for construction on a … Read More>>

New Species of Bird Discovered, Named After Conservationist Family

May 20, 2010

      For Immediate Release Contact: , 202-234-7181 ext.210 Fenwick's Antpitta. Photo: ©Fundacion ProAves (Washington, D.C. May 20, 2010) A new species of bird for science has been discovered and named after a leading conservation family. The new species of antpitta, native to Colombia, South America, was announced last night in a ceremony at the residence … Read More>>

Leon Levy Foundation Supports Campaign to Reduce Wind Turbine Risk to Birds

May 10, 2010

(Washington, D.C., May 10, 2010) The Leon Levy Foundation, a private, not-for-profit, philanthropic organization, has awarded $743,130 to the American Bird Conservancy (ABC) over the next three years, to encourage the use of techniques that will eliminate bird collisions with wind turbines and promote the safe siting of wind farms. “ABC supports the development of … Read More>>

Bird Group Warns that Oiled Birds Found Onshore May Be a Fractionof the Total Toll on Birds From Gulf Spill

May 4, 2010

  For Immediate Release Contact: For Immediate Release Contact: , 202-234-7181 ext.210   Least Terns and other bird species that feed in open water are at particular risk from the growing Gulf oil spill. Photo: (Washington, D.C. – May 4, 2010) As bird rescue groups prepare to deal with hundreds or potentially thousands of … Read More>>

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