Chestnut-collared Longspurs are among the beneficiaries of windmill removal in eastern Montana. Photo by Tim Zurowski

Windmill Removal Improves Water Supply for Livestock While Enhancing Prairie Bird Habitat

January 26, 2021

Windmills are an iconic sight on the landscape of eastern Montana, but often these structures no longer serve landowners, rangeland management programs, nor the ground-nesting birds that live near them. Benefiting cattle and birds alike, a new initiative that began last summer helps to bring down these obsolete structures, replacing them with efficient solar-powered pumps. … Read More>>

Lawsuit Filed to Restore Bird Protections

January 19, 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 19, 2021) A coalition of national environmental groups filed litigation (Case Number: 1:21-cv-00448) today challenging the outgoing Administration's move to eliminate longstanding protections for waterfowl, raptors, and … Read More>>

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>>

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