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Rare Birds Protected in New 40,000 Acre Peruvian Reserve

October 22, 2018

Contact: Daniel Lebbin, Vice President of Threatened Species, American Bird Conservancy | dlebbin@abcbirds.org (Washington, D.C., October 22, 2018) – A 39,915-acre expanse of cloud forest and wetlands has been declared protected within the new Monte Puyo (Bosque de Nubes) Private Conservation Area in northern Peru. In response to rising deforestation rates, the Yambrasbamba community led … Read More>>

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Eastern Black Rail and Black-capped Petrel Up for ESA Listing

October 12, 2018

Contact: Steve Holmer, Vice President for Policy, American Bird Conservancy (ABC). Phone: 202-888-7490 | Email: sholmer@abcbirds.org (Washington, D.C., October 5, 2018) The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) announced that the Eastern Black Rail should be considered for the Endangered Species Act (ESA), initiating a year-long listing decision process​. The agency also has proposed that the Black-capped … Read More>>

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Key Land Acquisition Boosts Imperiled Birds' Prospects at Peru's Abra Patricia Reserve

September 10, 2018

Contact: Philip Tanimoto, International Conservation Project Officer, American Bird Conservancy | Phone: 540: 253-5780 | Email: ptanimoto@abcbirds.org (Washington, D.C., September 10, 2018) Two key properties totaling 104 acres have been acquired in northern Peru, expanding the Abra Patricia Reserve to over 25,250 acres and helping protect dwindling habitat for one of the world's rarest birds, … Read More>>

Endangered Cranes Find an Ally in Kansas Utility Companies

August 23, 2018

Contact: Steve Holmer, Vice President for Policy, American Bird Conservancy. Phone: 202-888-7490 | Email: sholmer@abcbirds.org  | Gina Penzig, Manager, Media Relations, KCP&L and Westar, Evergy Companies. Phone: 888-613-0003 | Email: gina.penzig@westarenergy.com (Washington, D.C., August 23, 2018) Endangered Whooping Cranes are safer during their twice-yearly migratory journeys, thanks to years of effort by Kansas utility companies … Read More>>

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Bird Feared Extinct Rediscovered in the Bahamas

August 22, 2018

Contacts: Daniel Lebbin, Vice President of Threatened Species, American Bird Conservancy | Phone: 540-253-5780 | Email: dlebbin@abcbirds.org | Mike Parr, President, American Bird Conservancy | hone: 202-888-7486 | Email: mparr@abcbirds.org (Washington, D.C., August 23, 2018) One of the rarest birds in the Western Hemisphere, the Bahama Nuthatch, has been rediscovered by research teams searching the … Read More>>

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