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170+ Organizations Take Action as Border Wall Expansion Threatens Wildlife and Public Lands

November 6, 2018

Contact: Steve Holmer, Vice President for Policy, American Bird Conservancy (ABC). Phone: 202-888-7490 | Email: sholmer@abcbirds.org (Washington, D.C., November 6, 2018) A coalition of more than 170 organizations supporting wildlife conservation and public lands sent a letter to U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen M. Nielsen expressing serious concern over plans to expand the United States … Read More>>

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Milwaukee Bucks' Fiserv Forum is World's First Bird-Friendly Arena

October 24, 2018

Contact: Bryan Lenz, American Bird Conservancy Bird Collisions Campaign Manager, blenz@abcbirds.org | Barry Baum, Fiserv Forum Senior Vice President of Communications, 414-908-3781 (office), 917-847-1737 (cell), bbaum@bucks.com (Milwaukee, Wisconsin, October 24, 2018) – The Milwaukee Bucks have achieved a first with their new arena: Fiserv Forum will be the world's first bird-friendly sports and entertainment arena, upon completion of the Bucks' application for LEED Silver® … Read More>>

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Rare Birds Protected in New 40,000 Acre Peruvian Reserve

October 22, 2018

Contact: Daniel Lebbin, Vice President of Threatened Species, American Bird Conservancy | dlebbin@abcbirds.org (Washington, D.C., October 22, 2018) – A 39,915-acre expanse of cloud forest and wetlands has been declared protected within the new Monte Puyo (Bosque de Nubes) Private Conservation Area in northern Peru. In response to rising deforestation rates, the Yambrasbamba community led … Read More>>

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Eastern Black Rail and Black-capped Petrel Up for ESA Listing

October 12, 2018

Contact: Steve Holmer, Vice President for Policy, American Bird Conservancy (ABC). Phone: 202-888-7490 | Email: sholmer@abcbirds.org (Washington, D.C., October 5, 2018) The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) announced that the Eastern Black Rail should be considered for the Endangered Species Act (ESA), initiating a year-long listing decision process​. The agency also has proposed that the Black-capped … Read More>>

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Key Land Acquisition Boosts Imperiled Birds' Prospects at Peru's Abra Patricia Reserve

September 10, 2018

Contact: Philip Tanimoto, International Conservation Project Officer, American Bird Conservancy | Phone: 540: 253-5780 | Email: ptanimoto@abcbirds.org (Washington, D.C., September 10, 2018) Two key properties totaling 104 acres have been acquired in northern Peru, expanding the Abra Patricia Reserve to over 25,250 acres and helping protect dwindling habitat for one of the world's rarest birds, … Read More>>

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