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>>

Bird Conservationists to Testify Against “Icebreaker” Wind Energy Project in Lake Erie

July 18, 2018

Contact: Black Swamp Bird Observatory: Kimberly Kaufman, Executive Director, 419-898-4070 (Cleveland, Ohio, July 18, 2018) Bird conservation groups will be raising concerns about the impact on birds from Lake Erie's first proposed offshore wind project, “Icebreaker,” tomorrow at a public hearing before the Cleveland City Council. Black Swamp Bird Observatory and American Bird Conservancy found … Read More>>

100th Anniversary of Migratory Bird Treaty Act Marks Major Conservation Success

June 27, 2018

Contact: Steve Holmer (, Vice President of Policy, American Bird Conservancy, 202-888-7490 (Washington, D.C., June 27, 2018) Nearly 100 years ago, on July 3, 1918, the United States enacted the Migratory Bird Treaty Act (MBTA) to protect migratory birds. Passed in the nick of time, the Act helped restore populations of many birds, ranging from herons and … Read More>>

Statement on NEPA: Another Bedrock Environmental Law at Risk

June 20, 2018

Contact: Steve Holmer (, Vice President of Policy, American Bird Conservancy, 202-888-7490 (June 20, 2018, Washington, D.C.) Today, the Council on Environmental Quality posted an Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking regarding one of our country's bedrock environmental laws, the National Environmental Policy Act, to “update the regulations and ensure a more efficient, timely, and effective NEPA process.” The … Read More>>

Joint Release: Lawsuits Seek to Restore Protections for Migratory Birds

May 24, 2018

WASHINGTON, D.C. (May 24, 2018) A coalition of national environmental groups, including American Bird Conservancy, Center for Biological Diversity, Defenders of Wildlife, National Audubon Society, National Wildlife Federation, and the Natural Resources Defense Council, today filed litigation, National Audubon Society v. Department of the Interior, in the Southern District of New York challenging the current … Read More>>

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