Minnesota Tree-Planting Push Aims to Buffer Insect Invasion

April 13, 2020

In spring 2020, American Bird Conservancy (ABC), along with public and tribal lands partners within the Lake Superior Basin in Minnesota, launched a project to conduct enrichment planting in Black-Ash-dominated forest stands to increase habitat resilience for the anticipated impact of the region's advancing Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) infestation. Black Ash forests, a common forest … Read More>>

Cats and COVID-19

April 10, 2020

Media Contact: Jordan Rutter, Director of Public Relations, 202-888-7472 | jerutter@abcbirds.org | @JERutter Expert Contact: Grant Sizemore, Director of Invasive Species Program, 202-888-7480 | gsizemore@abcbirds.org UPDATE (April 23, 2020): The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced April 22, 2020, that two domestic cats have tested positive for COVID-19 in different parts of New York … Read More>>

Feral cats found at Koko Head District Park on Oʻahu, one of the sites where cat feces tested positive for Toxoplasma gondii. Photos by Grant Sizemore

Oʻahu's Public Lands Contaminated with Cat Parasite

April 9, 2020

Media Contact: Jordan Rutter, Director of Public Relations, 202-888-7472 | jerutter@abcbirds.org | @JERutter Expert Contact: Grant Sizemore, Director of Invasive Species Program, 202-888-7480 | gsizemore@abcbirds.org (Washington, D.C., April, 9, 2020) A new study published in Conservation Science and Practice documented contamination of Oʻahu's public lands with the parasite Toxoplasma gondii, which causes the disease toxoplasmosis and … Read More>>

Among its uses, ABC’s updated Wind Risk Assessment Map can help companies avoid siting wind energy facilities in high-collision-risk areas where birds concentrate. Photo by majeczka/Shutterstock

ABC Unveils Updated Online Wind Energy Siting Tool

April 2, 2020

ABC's Bird-Smart Wind Energy Program recently rolled out a revised version of its popular wind energy siting tool, the Wind Risk Assessment Map. This online resource shows areas important for birds, where wind energy development should proceed with caution or be avoided, and where turbines are currently located. The Map can increase awareness of how … Read More>>

Parrot Conservation Alliance members met in Nashville in 2019, and visited the Exotic Avian Sanctuary of Tennessee shown here. Photo courtesy of Kathy Floyd

New Parrot Conservation Alliance Launched

April 1, 2020

American Bird Conservancy (ABC) is proud to announce the formation of a new Parrot Conservation Alliance that brings together a variety of invited parrot rescue centers and sanctuaries — many accredited by the Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries — with conservation organizations like ABC to advance the conservation of parrots in the wild. The Alliance … Read More>>

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