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Red knots, ruddy turnstones, dunlin and semipalmated sandpipers coming through the Delaware Bay near Fortescue, N.J., on May 23, 2022. The Delaware Bay's shores are a critical stop for multiple species of migrating birds.
(Aristide Economopoulos for Earthjustice)
Press Release July 6, 2022

Delaware Bay Red Knot Shorebird Numbers Remain Historically Low Despite Modest Increase

2022 red knot numbers were less than half the 2019 peak count of 30,000

Red knots, ruddy turnstones, dunlin and semipalmated sandpipers coming through the Delaware Bay near Fortescue, New Jersey, on May 23, 2022.
(Aristide Economopoulos for Earthjustice)
Article October 20, 2023

What a Shorebird Can Teach Us About the Biodiversity Crisis

Throughout the animal kingdom, increasing pressures from industry are putting endangered or threatened species like the red knot at risk.

A horseshoe crab in the Delaware Bay near Fortescue, N.J. (Aristide Economopoulos for Earthjustice)
From the Experts January 11, 2024

A Pathway to End the Medical Harvest of Horseshoe Crabs

The biomedical industry harvests massive quantities of horseshoe crabs every year, threatening a number of migratory birds that rely on the crabs as a food source. But synthetic alternatives may soon be available.

Press Release January 19, 2022

Horseshoe Crab Management Proposal Could Further Imperil Threatened Red Knot Shorebird

Coalition flags potential Endangered Species Act violation for fisheries commission

Press Release January 26, 2022

Fisheries Commission Board Advances Horseshoe Crab Proposal That Threatens Red Knot Shorebird

Groups warn that the proposal would likely result in an Endangered Species Act violation

Press Release July 29, 2022

Conservation groups demand transparency on horseshoe crab proposal ahead of commission vote

Model upon which horseshoe crab proposal is based remains unavailable to the public

Red knots, ruddy turnstones, dunlin and semipalmated sandpipers coming through the Delaware Bay near Fortescue, New Jersey, on May 23, 2022.
(Aristide Economopoulos for Earthjustice)
Press Release: Victory October 16, 2023

Fisheries Commission Rejects Female Horseshoe Crab Harvest Proposal for Delaware Bay

Proposal would have had devastating impacts on the threatened red knot shorebird