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>>

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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>>

Communication Tower Owners Change Lighting to Protect Birds

November 1, 2016

Contact: Christine Sheppard, ABC's Bird Collisions Campaign Manager, 646-661-1862 (Washington, D.C., Nov. 1, 2016) New guidelines for communication tower lights spell out how tower operators can save birds and energy without sacrificing safety. Put in place by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), the guidelines strongly encourage tower operators to turn off or … Read More>>

American Bird Conservancy Statement on the Malheur Occupation Case

October 30, 2016

Contact: Jennifer Howard, Director of Public Relations, 202-888-7472 (Washington, D.C., Oct. 29, 2016) American Bird Conservancy respects the judicial process but is deeply troubled by the outcome of the Malheur case. Allowing armed occupiers to take over public lands sets a dangerous precedent. It puts our ecologically valuable wildlife at risk and disrespects the men and women charged with … Read More>>

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