House Defense Bill Threatens Endangered Species Act, Sage Grouse and Prairie Chickens

May 23, 2018

Contact: Steve Holmer (, Vice President of Policy, American Bird Conservancy, 202-888-7490 (May 23, 2018, Washington, D.C.) Provisions unrelated to national defense included in the National Defense Authorization Act, H.R. 5515, pose a grave threat to two bird species: Greater Sage-Grouse and Lesser Prairie-Chicken. Both have suffered severe population declines and loss and degradation of … Read More>>


U.S. Should Follow European Union Lead to Ban Neonicotinoid Pesticides

April 27, 2018

Contact: Steve Holmer, Vice President of Policy, 202-888-7490 (Washington, D.C., April 27, 2018) In a move that illustrates growing awareness of the toxicity of the world's most widely used class of pesticides, the European Union has voted to ban almost all outdoor uses of three neonicotinoids due to their buildup in the environment, particularly in … Read More>>

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Senators Ask Interior to Change Course on Migratory Bird Treaty Act

April 4, 2018

Contact: Jennifer Howard, Director of Public Relations, 202-888-7472 (Washington, D.C., April 4, 2018) Ten U.S. Senators sent a letter to Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke today, calling on him to keep enforcing the Migratory Bird Treaty Act (MBTA), America's most important bird conservation law. In late 2017, the Department of the Interior's Solicitor General released an … Read More>>

Northwestern University Takes Action to Make Buildings Bird-Friendly

March 23, 2018

Contact: Jennifer Howard, American Bird Conservancy, Bob Rowley, Northwestern University, 847-491-4889, or Paul Sevilla, Northwestern University, 847-491-5875 (Evanston, IL, March 23, 2018) Working with the local community and experts from American Bird Conservancy, Northwestern University is using state-of-the-art solutions to keep birds from dying in collisions with glass walls and windows. The measures put Northwestern … Read More>>

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Congressional Budget Delivers Benefits for Birds

March 22, 2018

Contact: Jennifer Howard, Director of Public Relations, 202-888-7472 (Washington, D.C., March 22, 2018) The $1.3 trillion spending agreement reached by Congress this week contains good news for birds and bird conservation. Legislators increased funding for State of the Birds activities to $3 million, giving a boost to the conservation of endangered forest birds in Hawaii, … Read More>>

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