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A Great Year for Endangered Hawaiian Seabirds

December 21, 2018

(Kilauea, Kauaʻi, Hawaiʻi, December 21, 2018) In 2018, conservation partners again provided a new home, safe from invasive predators, for some of Hawaiʻi's most imperiled seabirds. A total of 39 chicks, including 20 Endangered Uaʻu (Hawaiian Petrel) and 19 Threatened ʻAʻo (Newell's Shearwater), were moved from colonies in the mountains to the translocation site this … Read More>>

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“World's Rarest Bird” Sighted in Brazil

December 20, 2018

Contact: Amy Upgren, American Bird Conservancy, Alliance for Zero Extinction Program Officer, Phone: 540-253-5780 | Email: aupgren@abcbirds.org (Washington, D.C., December 20, 2018) An individual Stresemann's Bristlefront, one of the world's most endangered birds, was recently observed in Brazil after months of searches had come up empty. Sightings of the female bristlefront on December 12th and 14th in fragments of … Read More>>

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“Extinction Plan”: Iconic Western Bird among Ten Species Facing a Bleak Future

December 18, 2018

Contact: Steve Holmer, American Bird Conservancy, Vice President of Policy, Phone: 202-888-7490 | Email: sholmer@abcbirds.org Derek Goldman, Endangered Species Coalition, Northern Rockies Representative, Phone: 406-721-3218 | Email: dgoldman@endangered.org (Washington, D.C., December 18, 2018) The current Administration is on the cusp of finalizing a set of rules to weaken the Endangered Species Act (ESA), and a new report … Read More>>

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Farm Bill Deal Boosts Bird Conservation, Avoids Many Harmful Rollbacks

December 12, 2018

Contact: Steve Holmer, American Bird Conservancy, Vice President of Policy, Phone: 202-888-7490 | Email: sholmer@abcbirds.org (Washington, D.C., December 12, 2018) Congress has reached an agreement to renew the Farm Bill, which is crucial for migratory bird conservation and sustaining essential habitat for more than 100 bird species, from Bobolinks to Northern Bobwhite quail. Farm Bill programs provide … Read More>>

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Biologists Respond to ‘Science Denialism' Regarding Outdoor Cat Control

December 3, 2018

Contact: Grant Sizemore, American Bird Conservancy, Director of Invasive Species Programs. Phone 202-888-7480 | Email:  gsizemore@abcbirds.org (Washington, D.C., December 3, 2018) A new open access study by leading scientists rebuts unfounded criticisms and reaffirms the need for effective outdoor cat control. According to researchers, coordinated critics have mounted a “misinformation campaign designed to purposefully fabricate … Read More>>

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