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Congress Acts to Restore Vital Protections for Migratory Birds

January 8, 2020

Media Contact: Jordan Rutter, Director of Public Relations, 202-888-7472 | jerutter@abcbirds.org Expert Contact: Steve Holmer, Vice President of Policy, 202-888-7490 | sholmer@abcbirds.org (Washington, D.C., January 8, 2020) Today, Representatives Lowenthal (D-CA) and 18 bipartisan original co-sponsors introduced the Migratory Bird Protection Act (H.R. 5552) to restore longstanding protections for migratory birds against industrial take — … Read More>>

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Bird Conservation Groups File Lawsuit in Federal Court Over Icebreaker Wind Project

December 11, 2019

Media Contact: Jordan Rutter, ABC Director of Public Relations, 202-888-7472 | jerutter@abcbirds.org Expert Contact: Joel Merriman, ABC Director of Bird-Smart Wind Energy, 202-888-7471 | jmerriman@abcbirds.org Expert Contact: Kimberly Kaufman, Black Swamp Bird Observatory Executive Director, 419-898-4070 | kimkaufman@bsbo.org (Washington, D.C., December 11, 2019) American Bird Conservancy (ABC) and Black Swamp Bird Observatory (BSBO) today filed … Read More>>

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New York City Passes Country's Most Wide-ranging Bird-friendly Building Legislation

December 10, 2019

UPDATE (JANUARY 12, 2020): On January 12, Initiative 1482B became law, giving New York City's Building Department a year to develop guidelines, before enforcement starts in 12 months from this day. See contacts and information below for more information. Media Contact: Jordan Rutter, Director of Public Relations, 202-888-7472 | jerutter@abcbirds.org Expert Contact: Dr. Christine Sheppard, … Read More>>

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New Parrot Gets New Reserve, Just in Time

November 21, 2019

Media Contact: Jordan Rutter, Director of Public Relations, 202-888-7472 | jerutter@abcbirds.org Expert Contact: Wendy Willis, Deputy Director of International Programs, 540-253-5780 | wwillis@abcbirds.org (Washington, D.C., November 21, 2019) In a bid to prevent the extinction of the Lilacine Amazon – a colorful parrot found only in western Ecuador – Fundación Jocotoco has established a new … Read More>>

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Conservation Groups Urge Rejection of Controversial California Wind Energy Project

November 13, 2019

UPDATE (DECEMBER 18, 2019): After three days of public hearings, the project was narrowly rejected by the Humboldt County Planning Commission. When the developer appealed, the project was again rejected in a surprise vote by the Board of Supervisors following a similarly contentious public hearing. See contacts and information below for more information. Media Contact: … Read More>>

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