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>>

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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>>

Bird Groups Sue to Stop Lake Erie Wind Project

March 27, 2017

Contact: Michael Hutchins, American Bird Conservancy, (301) 367-5053, or Kimberly Kaufman, Black Swamp Bird Observatory, (419) 898-4070 x 201 (Washington, D.C., March 27, 2017) Two leading bird conservation groups, American Bird Conservancy (ABC) and Black Swamp Bird Observatory (BSBO), have filed a lawsuit against the Ohio Air National Guard (ANG) over its plans to build … Read More>>

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New Breeding Area for Rare Macaw Discovered in Bolivia

March 21, 2017

Contact: Jennifer Howard, Director of Public Relations, American Bird Conservancy, 202-888-7472, or Márton Hardy, Communications Officer, Asociación Armonía, 591-3-356-8808 Media: Photos and video of Blue-throated Macaw are available here. (Washington, D.C., March 21, 2017) An expedition led by the Bolivian conservation organization Asociación Armonía has discovered a new nesting area for the Critically Endangered Blue-throated … Read More>>

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