First Conservation Assessment of All American Birds Shows More Than a Third Need Help

(Washington, D.C., October 18, 2012) A new study on the conservation status of American birds completed by American Bird Conservancy (ABC) is the first-ever published to include the full range of bird diversity in all 50 U.S. states and dependent territories. The study finds that more than one third of these birds are in need […]

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Scientists Call Plan to Log Spotted Owl Habitat “Giant House of Cards”

(Washington, D.C., October 9, 2012) The recent proposed Critical Habitat designation for the Northern Spotted Owl does not protect the threatened species charge the Society for Conservation Biology, The Wildlife Society, American Bird Conservancy (ABC), and other groups. Comments submitted by the groups find that, by encouraging controversial and unproven logging practices in owl habitat, […]

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Thousand-Turbine Wyoming Wind Development on Track to become Country’s Biggest Eagle Killer Says Bird Group

(Washington, D.C., October 10, 2012) U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar announced on October 9, 2012, that his department has approved the proposed Chokecherry and Sierra Madre Wind Energy Project site as suitable for wind energy development. The project will consist of two sites encompassing up to 1,000 wind turbines on almost 220,000 acres […]

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