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Proposed FCC Change Could Weaken Rules for Tower Construction

June 8, 2017

Contact: Jennifer Howard, Director of Public Relations, 202-888-7472 (Washington, D.C., June 8, 2017) Members of the Bird Conservation Alliance and national environmental groups have submitted comments stating their opposition to a proposed Federal Communications Commission (FCC) rule that would exempt construction of communication towers from our nation's environmental laws. The comments reflect the groups' concern … Read More>>

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Review of Sage-Grouse Management Plans Risks Harm to Birds

June 7, 2017

Contact: Jennifer Howard, Director of Public Relations, 202-888-7472 (Washington, D.C., June 7, 2017) American Bird Conservancy (ABC) is concerned by today's order from Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke that the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) review the federal government's Greater Sage-Grouse conservation plans. Sec. Zinke emphasized that the review would focus on potential oil … Read More>>

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Good News for Brazilian Bird on the Brink

June 5, 2017

Contact: Jennifer Howard, Director of Public Relations, 202-888-7472 (Washington, D.C., June 5, 2017) The critically endangered Cherry-throated Tanager, which numbers as few as 30 individuals, has gained a much-needed refuge in Brazil's threatened Atlantic Forest. The 4,171-acre (1,688-hectare) private natural heritage reserve, not yet named, protects essential habitat and provides a lifeline for the species. … Read More>>

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Climate Deal Decision Puts Birds at Risk

June 1, 2017

Contact: Jennifer Howard, Director of Public Relations, 202-888-7472 (Washington, D.C., June 1, 2017) American Bird Conservancy (ABC) condemns President Donald J. Trump's decision, announced today, to pull the United States out of the Paris Agreement on climate change. The reversal increases the dangers that a changing climate creates for migratory birds like Red Knot and … Read More>>

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American Bird Conservancy Applauds Federal Bird-Safe Buildings Act

May 18, 2017

Contact: Jennifer Howard, Director of Public Relations, 202-888-7472 (Washington, D.C., May 18, 2017) American Bird Conservancy (ABC) applauds U.S. Rep. Mike Quigley (D-IL) and Rep. Morgan Griffith (R-VA) for introducing the Federal Bird-Safe Buildings Act today. The bipartisan bill is designed to reduce bird mortality by calling for federal buildings to incorporate bird-safe building materials and design … Read More>>

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