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MILESTONE: Outer Banks Study Demystifies Caribbean-Nesting Seabird

February 13, 2020

After an eight-month tracking study, we now know more about the elusive Black-capped Petrel. In May 2019, American Bird Conservancy (ABC) and partners launched an ambitious effort to catch individuals of this species at sea in the Gulf Stream off North Carolina – a first for a bird of this type. Captured birds were fitted … Read More>>

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MILESTONE: Cat Abandonment Bill Halted in Virginia

February 12, 2020

The Virginia House of Delegates voted on February 5, 2020, to postpone further consideration of HB 1727 for the rest of the year. This bill, which would sanction cat abandonment throughout Virginia through the program known as trap, neuter, release (TNR), will be reconsidered in 2021. American Bird Conservancy (ABC) and a wide range of … Read More>>

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MILESTONE: New Research Fuels Race to Save One of Mexico's Rarest Birds

February 7, 2020

The Critically Endangered Short-crested Coquette, Lophornis brachylophus, occurs in more diverse habitats than previously thought and was found at some new locales, according to new research that came out in January 2020. A team led by Dr. Carlos Almazán of the Autonomous University of Guerrero found that this hummingbird, which is found only in the … Read More>>

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MILESTONE: New Community Reserve Declared in Peru

February 4, 2020

In January 2020, the Peruvian government's Ministry of Environment recognized the Kuntur Wachana Private Conservation Area, a 3,185-acre community-owned protected landscape of mountain grasslands, wetlands, and elfin forests high in the Vilcanota range of the Andes. This new Private Conservation Area, or PCA, sits near the word-famous Incan ruins of Machu Picchu. The local agricultural … Read More>>

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Request for Proposals: $100K Available for Impact Investment Projects Benefiting Birds in Latin America

February 3, 2020

Media Contact: Jordan Rutter, Director of Public Relations, 202-888-7472 | jerutter@abcbirds.org | @JERutter Expert Contact: Andrés Anchondo, Conservation Specialist, 202-888-7491 | aanchondo@abcbirds.org (Washington, D.C., February 3, 2020) American Bird Conservancy (ABC) is offering $100,000 in grants for projects that aim to provide demonstrable market-based financial returns to investors and conservation benefits to migratory birds throughout Latin … Read More>>

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