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Keep the Santa Ana National Wildlife Refuge Intact

July 21, 2017

Contact: Jennifer Howard, Director of Public Relations, 202-888-7472 (Washington, D.C., July 21, 2017) American Bird Conservancy (ABC) is very concerned that portions of a border wall might be built through the Santa Ana National Wildlife Refuge in Texas. This week, news outlets reported that federal officials and private contractors have been surveying portions of the … Read More>>

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Bill Introduced to Boost Migratory Bird Conservation

July 13, 2017

Contact: Jennifer Howard, Director of Public Relations, 202-888-7472 (Washington, D.C., July 13, 2017) In good news for migratory birds, Sen. Ben Cardin (D-MD) and Sen. Rob Portman (R-OH) have introduced a bipartisan bill, S. 1537, to reauthorize the Neotropical Migratory Bird Conservation Act (NMBCA), one of the nation's most important bird conservation laws. Now called … Read More>>

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Bird Conservation Groups Win Fight Against Great Lakes Wind Project

June 29, 2017

Contact: Michael Hutchins, Director of ABC's Bird-Smart Wind Energy Program, 202-888-7485, or Kimberly Kaufman, Executive Director, Black Swamp Bird Observatory, 419-898-4070, ext. 201 (Washington, D.C., June 29, 2017) American Bird Conservancy (ABC) and Black Swamp Bird Observatory (BSBO) have won their campaign to stop a planned wind turbine in a major bird migration corridor close … Read More>>

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American Bird Conservancy Supports Bill to Suspend Neonics

June 23, 2017

Contact: Cynthia Palmer, 202-888-7475 (Washington, D.C., June 23, 2017) Rep. John Conyers Jr. (D-MI) and Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) today introduced the Saving America's Pollinators Act of 2017, directing the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to suspend registration of a toxic group of pesticides called neonicotinoids, or "neonics." Now the most commonly used insecticides on Earth, … Read More>>

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ABC and Hawai‘i Groups Ask Congress to Boost Efforts to Help Hawaiian Birds

June 13, 2017

Contact: Jennifer Howard, Director of Public Relations, 202-888-7472 (Washington, D.C., June 14, 2017) To tackle the worst bird extinction crisis in America, several conservation groups are asking Congress to support a new conservation effort in Hawai‘i that would provide $20 million in funding over the next four years. American Bird Conservancy (ABC) and conservation partners … Read More>>

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