Conservation Group Seeks Protection of Rare Western Sparrow

December 21, 2016

Contact: Bob Altman, ABC's Pacific Northwest Conservation Officer, 541-760-9520 (Washington, D.C., Dec. 21, 2016) American Bird Conservancy has petitioned the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service to list the Oregon Vesper Sparrow as a threatened or endangered species under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). In a letter sent to Sally Jewell, Secretary of the Interior, ABC describes this … Read More>>

An Oasis for a Rare Brazilian Songbird

December 16, 2016

Contact: Jennifer Howard, Director of Public Relations, 202-888-7472, or Bennett Hennessey, Brazil Program Coordinator, +59178470597 (Washington, D.C., Dec. 16, 2016) American Bird Conservancy (ABC) and its Brazilian partner Aquasis have secured more than 170 acres of critical habitat for Araripe Manakin, one of the world's rarest and most spectacular birds. The land acquisition roughly doubles … Read More>>

New Eagle Management Rule Leaves Eagles at Risk

December 14, 2016

Contact: Michael Hutchins, Director of ABC's Bird-Smart Wind Energy Campaign, 202-888-7485 (office) or 301-367-5053 (mobile), or Jennifer Howard, Director of Public Relations, 202-888-7472 (Washington, D.C., Dec. 14, 2016) The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (FWS) today released the final version of its long-anticipated revised eagle management plan. American Bird Conservancy's initial assessment finds some positive … Read More>>

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Invasive Mammals Are Pushing Native Birds to the Brink

December 13, 2016

Contact: Grant Sizemore, 202-888-7480 (Washington, D.C., Dec. 13, 2016)  Invasive mammalian predators are killing endangered species around the world at much higher rates than previously known and are “arguably the most damaging group of alien animal species for global biodiversity,” according to a recent study published in the Proceedings of  the National Academy of Sciences … Read More>>


ABC Comment on FWS' Final Eagle Rule Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement

November 11, 2016

Contact: Michael Hutchins, Director of ABC's Bird-Smart Wind Energy Program, 202-888-7485 (Washington, D.C., Nov. 11, 2016) The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (FWS) today issued a Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement (PEIS) on its forthcoming Revised Eagle Rule, with the final rule itself expected in December. American Bird Conservancy (ABC) will be carefully reviewing the PEIS … Read More>>

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