Rare Parakeets Benefit From Reserve Expansion

May 2, 2017

Contact: Jennifer Howard, Director of Public Relations, 202-888-7472 Media: Photos of El Oro Parakeet and other species found at the reserve are available here. (Washington, D.C., May 2, 2017) In good news for several globally threatened bird species including El Oro Parakeet, the nonprofit conservation group Fundación Jocotoco, with the support of American Bird Conservancy … Read More>>

Red-throated Loon_press release_Dan Behm

Offshore Drilling Order Threatens Atlantic and Arctic Seabirds

April 28, 2017

(Washington, D.C., April 28, 2017) President Donald Trump signed an Executive Order today directing the U.S. Department of the Interior to expand oil and gas development leasing to new areas along the Atlantic and Arctic coasts and review National Marine Sanctuaries and Marine National Monuments designated during the past 10 years. Numerous environmental groups, including … Read More>>


Review of National Monuments a Step Backward for Endangered Birds and Habitats

April 26, 2017

Contact: Steve Holmer, 202-888-7490 (Washington, D.C., April 26, 2017) President Trump signed an Executive Order today calling for the Interior Department to review National Monument designations exceeding 100,000 acres since 1996, with an eye toward reducing or eliminating areas that were protected for their historic, cultural, and environmental importance. “This Executive Order has the potential … Read More>>

Roseate Terns_press release_Alcides Morales

Offshore Wind Development Threatens Endangered Roseate Tern

April 14, 2017

Contact: Michael Hutchins, 202-888-7485 (Washington, D.C. April 14, 2017) Anticipating increased mortality to the Endangered Roseate Tern from planned offshore wind development on the Atlantic coast, conservation groups are asking federal agencies to take steps to protect the remaining population of these already threatened birds. American Bird Conservancy (ABC) and several other national and regional … Read More>>

Chlorpyrifos on Track to Poison Birds and People for Next 5 Years

March 30, 2017

Contact: Cynthia Palmer, American Bird Conservancy, 202-888-7475 (Washington, D.C., March 30, 2017)  "We're disgusted by Mr. Pruitt's decision to yield to corporate interests, given the dangers posed by chlorpyrifos to birds, children, and agricultural workers,” said Cynthia Palmer, Pesticide Program Director at American Bird Conservancy (ABC). Chlorpyrifos, one of the most-used pesticides in the United States, … Read More>>

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