american bird conservancy

Ozark Land Purchase Protects Brilliant Blue Warblers

Article: Ozark Land Purchase Protects Brilliant Blue Warblers

ST. LOUIS, Missouri, December 2, 2008 (ENS) – Rare and vulnerable to extinction, bright blue migratory songbirds can be seen flying through the trees on an 80 acre piece of land in the watershed of the Current River, one of North America’s most biologically diverse streams. The Missouri parcel links together federal and state protected…

Bolivian Ranch Becomes Recovery Reserve for Rare Macaw

Article: Bolivian Ranch Becomes Recovery Reserve for Rare Macaw

WASHINGTON, DC, November 7, 2008 (ENS) – Only 300 blue-throated macaws still survive in the wild, but this critically endangered parrot species is getting a new lease on life in its native Bolivian grassland habitat. The Bolivian bird conservation organization Asociacion Armonia, with the support of American Bird Conservancy and World Land Trust-US, has created…

Ecosystem Approach to Hawaii Wildlife Welcome But Not New

Article: Ecosystem Approach to Hawaii Wildlife Welcome But Not New

HONOLULU, Hawaii, October 5. 2008 (ENS) – Conservationists are expressing mixed reactions to the federal government’s proposal to add 48 species found only on the island of Kauai to the federal endangered species list and also to designate critical habitat for them. While advocates support the ecosystem approach proposed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife…

Horsehoe Crab Fishermen Favored Over Red Knots

Article: Horsehoe Crab Fishermen Favored Over Red Knots

WASHINGTON, DC, August 27, 2008 (ENS) – The red knot, a migratory shorebird beloved by birdwatchers in Delaware, New Jersey, and Virginia, has again failed to win blanket protection of its major food source – horseshoe crabs. A sharp increase in the take of horseshoe crabs in the mid-1990s for use as bait in conch…

Groups Seek Emergency Endangered Listing for Red Knot

Article: Groups Seek Emergency Endangered Listing for Red Knot

WASHINGTON, DC, February 28, 2008 (ENS) – Emergency protections are needed to prevent further declines in numbers of a small migratory shorebird called the red knot, warns a letter submitted to federal officials Wednesday by the American Bird Conservancy and eight other conservation groups. The red knot makes one of the longest yearly migrations of…

Court Orders Cell Tower Safeguards for Birds Along Gulf Coast

Article: Court Orders Cell Tower Safeguards for Birds Along Gulf Coast

WASHINGTON, DC, February 19, 2008 (ENS) – A federal appeals court today ordered the Federal Communications Commission to establish safeguards to protect the millions of birds killed each year in collisions with telephone, radio, cellular and other communications towers in the Gulf Coast region. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service estimates that at least five…