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New Study Finds U.S. and Canada Have Lost More Than One in Four Birds in the Past 50 Years

September 19, 2019

Media Contact: Jordan Rutter, ABC Director of Public Relations, 202-888-7472 | jerutter@abcbirds.org (Washington, D.C., September 19, 2019) A study published today in the journal Science reveals that since 1970, bird populations in the United States and Canada have declined by 29 percent, or almost 3 billion birds, signaling a widespread ecological crisis. The results show … Read More>>

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Bird Protection Concerns Remain in Controversial Icebreaker Wind Project's Next Stage

August 16, 2019

Media Contact: Jordan Rutter, ABC Director of Public Relations, 202-888-7472 | jerutter@abcbirds.org Expert Contact: Joel Merriman, ABC Director of Bird-Smart Wind Energy, 202-888-7471 | jmerriman@abcbirds.org Expert Contact: Kim Kaufman, Black Swamp Bird Observatory Executive Director, 419-898-4070 | kimkaufman@bsbo.org (Oak Harbor, Ohio, August 16, 2019) The Icebreaker Wind project, proposed to the Ohio Power Siting Board … Read More>>

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Endangered Species Act Rules Put At-risk Birds in Jeopardy

August 12, 2019

Media Contact: Jordan Rutter, Director of Public Relations, 202-888-7472 | jerutter@abcbirds.org Expert Contact: Steve Holmer, Vice President of Policy, 202-888-7490 | sholmer@abcbirds.org (Washington, D.C., August 12, 2019) The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service today released three new Endangered Species Act (ESA) rules that substantially weaken protections for birds and other wildlife. “American Bird Conservancy supports a … Read More>>

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2,700+ Towers Update Lighting Systems, Saving Migratory Birds and Expenses

July 16, 2019

Media Contact: Jordan Rutter, Director of Public Relations, 202-888-7472 | jerutter@abcbirds.org Expert Contact: Steve Holmer, Vice President of Policy, 202-888-7490 | sholmer@abcbirds.org (Washington, D.C., July 16, 2019) Over the past two years, thousands of communications tower operators have updated their lighting systems by turning off steady-burning (L-810) side-marker lights that attract birds and cause millions … Read More>>

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Seabirds at Edge of Extinction to Benefit from Colony Restoration Grants

May 30, 2019

Media Contact: Jordan Rutter, Director of Public Relations, 202-888-7472 | jerutter@abcbirds.org Expert Contact: Hannah Nevins, Seabird Program Director, 808-333-4469 | hnevins@abcbirds.org (Washington, D.C., May 30, 2019) Today, American Bird Conservancy (ABC) announced awards totaling $100,000 to restore important seabird nesting colonies in Mexico, Peru, Chile, and the Dominican Republic. The awards will leverage additional matching … Read More>>

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