American Bird Conservancy Doubles Its Capacity to Test Bird-Friendly Glass

March 24, 2022

(March 24, 2022) American Bird Conservancy (ABC) has joined forces with Washington College in Maryland to double its capacity to test and rate glass and other materials for their ability to deter bird collisions. The move will help ABC meet high demand for testing from glass manufacturers — a vital component of the organization's work to … Read More>>

EPA Signals Continued Use of Insecticides Dangerous to Birds

March 15, 2022

(Washington, D.C., March 15, 2022) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is making major decisions on the regulation of malathion and neonicotinoids — insecticides that pose major threats to birds, such as the Common Yellowthroat, as well as bees and other pollinator species. A Biological Opinion regarding malathion published recently is bad news for birds, and … Read More>>

FY2022 Budget Puts All Of The Sage-Grouse Eggs In Grouse Plan Basket By Blocking Endangered Species Act Protections

March 9, 2022

Media Contact: Jordan Rutter, Director of Public Relations| jerutter@abcbirds.org | @JERutter (Washington, D.C., March 9, 2022) Greater Sage-Grouse conservation suffered another blow today when the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2022 included language to block full federal protection for the species. Once again, the budget bill included a rider that prevents any funding from being used … Read More>>

Aid for a Struggling Galápagos Seabird — on Private Lands, in Artificial Burrows

March 8, 2022

(March 8, 2022) The Critically Endangered Galapagos Petrel (Pterodroma phaeopygia) has begun using artificial burrows placed on farm edges on the Galapagos Islands. This football-sized seabird is in dramatic decline due to predation by introduced invasive mammals, expansion of agriculture, and the blockage of burrows by dense growth of invasive exotic plants. To help the … Read More>>

EPA Upholds Chlorpyrifos Ban: A Major Victory for Birds

February 25, 2022

Media Contact: Jordan Rutter, Director of Public Relations| jerutter@abcbirds.org | @JERutter (Washington, D.C., February 25, 2022) This morning, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) upheld its final ruling to ban chlorpyrifos, a gravely harmful organophosphate insecticide. Chlorpyrifos will no longer be used on food crops meant for domestic consumption — a huge victory for bird and … Read More>>

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