Category Archives: Take Action

Speak Up for 50 Million Acres of Sagebrush Habitat

Greater Sage-Grouse are Depending on You Speak up for greater sage-grouse and 350 other species today>> Good news! Last week people like you spoke up for the imperiled greater sage-grouse against efforts in Congress to weaken the Endangered Species Act, … Continue reading

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Act Now: Protect the Migratory Bird Treaty Act!

One of the oldest environmental laws in our country, the Migratory Bird Treaty Act (MBTA), is coming under attack by Members of Congress. This week, the House of Representatives passed a provision in a bill that would bar the Department … Continue reading

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URGENT ALERT: BIRDS UNDER ATTACK ON NATIONAL DEFENSE BILL!

The House of Representatives has voted to prevent Endangered Species Act (ESA) protection and new conservation plans for the Greater Sage-Grouse, and to prohibit ESA protection for the already listed Lesser Prairie-Chicken.  These votes to harm birds were on the … Continue reading

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Tell CA Fish and Game Commission to list the Tricolored Blackbird

Time is running out for the Tricolored Blackbird. Its Emergency Endangered Species Act protections run out onJune 30. We know this species needs the State’s protection. This year the Act was critical in saving several colonies of nesting birds. Send … Continue reading

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No to new offshore oil drilling

Last week’s oil spill at Refugio State Beach in Santa Barbara illustrates just how devastating for birds and habitat this type of pollution can be. Right now, a loophole in state law would permit new offshore oil drilling in some … Continue reading

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Demand clean air for birds and people

Air pollution in the form of greenhouse gas emissions is the leading cause of global warming. Air pollution also poses an immediate threat to public health, as well as the health of our birds and environment. That’s why I’m hoping … Continue reading

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Wind Turbines Being Installed in Sensitive Bird Habitat on Massive Scale

AP: Wind Turbines Being Installed in Sensitive Bird Habitat on Massive Scale   New research supported by American Bird Conservancy (ABC) shows that more than 30,000 wind turbines have been installed in areas critical to the survival of federally-protected birds … Continue reading

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Stop the Drilling in the Arctic

President Obama will drill the Arctic unless we stop him. Statement lead-in: “Allowing oil drilling in the Arctic is a catastrophic mistake. Don’t give Shell final approval to drill the Arctic.” Add your name:   In 2010 President Obama oversaw … Continue reading

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Shut Down America’s Bird Death Traps

Tell U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service you support strengthening the Migratory Bird Treaty Act. Pied-billed Grebes and other waterbirds can mistake open oil pits for ponds, resulting in oil-soaked feathers and even death. Shut Down America’s Bird Death Traps Every … Continue reading

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PBS Nature on Greater Sage-Grouse May 20, NMBCA Grants, Duck Stamps

PBS Nature Featuring Greater Sage-Grouse: The Sagebrush Sea Airs May 20 Check out Cornell Lab of Ornithology’s stunning new documentary on Nature about the imperiled Greater Sage-Grouse to be airedMay 20th. Learn about this spectacularly unique species and its sagebrush … Continue reading

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Sign On Letter to End Pipe-Induced Wildlife Mortality on Public Lands

  Please review and consider endorsing the following letter to administration officials asking for further attention to the problem of wildlife mortality caused by open pipes. While some progress has been made by federal agencies to raise awareness and remove … Continue reading

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Help Congress Pass the 2015 Bird-Safe Buildings Act

Did you know that collisions with glass claim the lives of hundreds of millions of birds in the United States each year? Birds that have successfully flown thousands of miles on migration can then die in seconds on a pane … Continue reading

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Take Action for Belted Kingfishers: Speak Out Against Mercury Pollution

Help Stop Mercury Pollution in Belted Kingfisher Habitat Speak out by May 14th to protect the Ohio River watershed>> Belted Kingfishers are often seen perched on branches above a river, or hovering on rapidly beating wings before diving headfirst into … Continue reading

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Alert: Speak up to save nesting Piping Plovers

NESTING PIPING PLOVERS AND THEIR CHICKS IMMINENTLY THREATENED Piping Plovers build their nests and raise their chicks on the beaches of Cape Hatteras National Seashore. Modest, science-based protections, put in place in 2008, have helped this endangered bird nest successfully … Continue reading

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Stop Shell’s new Arctic drilling plans

Shell’s Arctic Oil Drilling Plans are a Recipe for Disaster … Again Tell Interior Secretary Sally Jewell to reject Shell’s disastrous plans to drill in the fragile Arctic this summer. TAKE ACTION It’s unbelievable: Despite Shell’s shocking record of blunders … Continue reading

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Take Action: Protect Birds & Bees from Toxic Neonic Pesticides

Neonicotinoid chemicals — now the most commonly used insecticides on earth — have lethal effects on birds, bees, butterflies, and other pollinators. American Bird Conservancy and a coalition of conservation organizations, beekeepers, scientists, and business leaders are asking the EPA … Continue reading

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Protect our birds from toxic lead

Dear Jeff, Please take a moment to ask the California Fish and Game Commission to adopt new regulations phasing out the use of lead in hunting ammunition, which will protect both birds and people from this dangerous toxin. In response … Continue reading

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Act Now: No Further Delays in Protecting Grouse!

You’ve heard this from us before: Greater Sage-Grouse is on a fast track to extinction. Without decisive action, it will continue to lose ground—and the American West will lose one of its most amazing and iconic birds. In spite of … Continue reading

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