Review Begins for Permitting Incidental Take of California Condors at Wind Energy Facility

December 22, 2020

Media Contact: Jordan Rutter, Director of Public Relations, 202-888-7472 | jerutter@abcbirds.org | @JERutter Expert Contact: Joel Merriman, Bird-Smart Wind Energy Campaign Director | jmerriman@abcbirds.org (Washington, DC, December 22, 2020) The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is now accepting public comments on the expected unintentional killing (or “incidental take”), under the Endangered Species Act, of California Condors … Read More>>

Barba Azul Nature Reserve: Bolivia's First Nationally Recognized Private Reserve in Almost a Decade

December 17, 2020

The Bolivian government has recognized 12,350 acres of Asociación Armonía's (Armonía's) Barba Azul Nature Reserve as a Private Natural Heritage Reserve (RPPN) under its national system of protected areas. This designation occurred in November 2020 and is the first such recognition of a private protected area in Bolivia in nine years. The official RPPN declaration … Read More>>

Endangered Species Act Faces New Threat That Puts Declining Birds at Greater Risk

December 17, 2020

Media Contact: Jordan Rutter, Director of Public Relations, 202-888-7472 | jerutter@abcbirds.org | @JERutter Expert Contact: Steve Holmer, Vice President of Policy, 202-888-7490 | sholmer@abcbirds.org (Washington, D.C., December 17, 2020) The Administration today released a final rule that allows for extensive exemptions of critical habitat under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) that will substantially weaken protections … Read More>>

New York's Renewable Energy Regulations Neglect Bird Impacts

December 7, 2020

New York released draft regulations in September 2020 to implement the Accelerated Renewable Energy Growth and Community Benefit Act, which was passed into law earlier this year (in April 2020). Twenty-five conservation groups, including ABC, have expressed concern about these draft regulations, which do little to address renewable energy projects' substantial negative impacts on birds. … Read More>>

Montana’s Long-billed Curlews will be among the beneficiaries of the new RCPP award. Photo by Tim Zurowski/Shutterstock

Cattle, Curlews, and Conservation: New South Dakota Project Benefits Great Plains Birds and Working Lands

November 5, 2020

With the tagline “cattle, curlews, conservation,” American Bird Conservancy (ABC) is partnering with Pheasants Forever, USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), and private land managers on a new project to enhance habitat for Long-billed Curlews and other iconic grassland birds in northwestern South Dakota. The new project will run from 2020 to 2024 and will enhance … Read More>>

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