Jones Beach Legal Settlement Provides Safety for Endangered Birds

August 8, 2018

Contact: New York Parks' Dan Keefe, 518-486-1868 or American Bird Conservancy's Grant Sizemore, 202-888-7480 or Steve Holmer, 202-744-6459 (Washington, D.C., and New York, N.Y., August 8, 2018) Based on a judicial order and settlement entered on August 6, the Piping Plovers that nest annually at Jones Beach State Park in New York will no longer face … Read More>>

Global First: Brazil Launches National Alliance for Zero Extinction

August 6, 2018

Contact: Amy Upgren, Alliance for Zero Extinction Program Officer, 540-253-5780 (Washington, D.C., August 6, 2018) Brazil has established itself as a world leader in biodiversity protection, becoming the first nation in the world to adopt the global Alliance for Zero Extinction (AZE) framework to identify and map sites holding the last known populations of highly … Read More>>

Success for Kirtland's Warbler Doesn't Mean the Work is Over

August 1, 2018

Contact: Shawn Graff, ABC Vice President Great Lakes Region (Washington, D.C., August 1, 2018) Thanks to an intensive, decades-long effort from many partners in the wildlife conservation community, the Kirtland's Warbler is an Endangered Species Act (ESA) success story. Bordering on extinction with a population of approximately 200 singing males in the mid-1970s, this habitat specialist, which … Read More>>


Free-roaming Cats Spread Toxoplasmosis, Risking Human Health and Wildlife Too

July 26, 2018

(Washington, D.C., July 26, 2018) A new study linking cats, toxoplasmosis, and human brain function has become a widely covered news story. It provides a new perspective on the impact of tens of millions of free-roaming cats in the United States. “We hope this interest in toxoplasmosis will encourage decision-makers to take another look at … Read More>>


Birds Threatened by Proposed Rollback of Endangered Species Act Protections

July 19, 2018

Contact: Steve Holmer, Vice President of Policy for American Bird Conservancy, 202-888-7490 (Washington, D.C., July 19, 2018) The U.S. Department of the Interior is proposing new rules to implement the Endangered Species Act (ESA) that will make it more difficult to recover Threatened and Endangered birds. “These rules put species listed as ‘Threatened,' rather than … Read More>>

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