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Birding and kayaking on Caño Tiburones

The future of Caño Tiburones hangs on a thread

Wed, 27/04/2016 - 17:57

The wind in your hair, the sound of birds, you’re paddling down 30km of estuarine channels in Puerto Rico’s largest wetland. Lost in the moment, you might not realise that this small paradise is under attack.

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Plovers, cows and gauchos on the grasslands of the Southern Cone. Photo: Alianza del Pastizal (Grasslands Alliance)

Conservation cowboy cooperation receives international recognition

Fri, 18/03/2016 - 17:32

It’s all about cooperation, conserving South America’s natural grasslands from agricultural intensification... Southern Cone Grasslands Alliance honoured for outstanding conservation achievement award.

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Audubon becomes bilingual to serve Spanish-speakers

Thu, 17/03/2016 - 21:52

The National Audubon Society (BirdLife in the US), has expanded its online offerings to serve Spanish-speaking audiences in the U.S. and Latin America. Audubon's goal is to broaden awareness of birds and bird conservation.

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Endangered seabirds to get United States boost?

Thu, 11/02/2016 - 16:09

Globally threatened seabirds have been given a boost by a proposed new law in the United States. Congressman Alan Lowenthal has introduced legislation that would enable U.S.

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Unidos para salvar al tordo amarillo

Fri, 18/12/2015 - 23:13

Desde hace varios meses, en Aves Argentinas (BirdLife en Argentina) estamos muy preocupados por una especie en particular: el tordo amarillo, típica de los pastizales naturales y humedales pampeanos, que se extendían en el siglo pasado desde el sur de Misiones hasta el sur de Buenos Aires. Hoy mantiene unos pocos reductos en el sur de Entre Ríos (Gualeguaychú y alrededores), el noroeste correntino y sur misionero.

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The chronicles of the Saffron-cowled Blackbird

Fri, 18/12/2015 - 20:02

A beautiful story of how a group of people started changing the future of Saffron-cowled Blackbirds.

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Unlikely bedfellows from across the Americas meet every year at the Ranchers’ Gathering to share ideas and expertise on how to save natural grasslands from agricultural intensification. Photo: Alianza del Pastizal (Grasslands Alliance)

Americas’ Conservation Cowboys

Thu, 10/12/2015 - 11:10

Unlikely bedfellows from across the Americas meet every year at the Ranchers’ Gathering to share ideas and expertise on how to save natural grasslands from agricultural intensification

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Conservation hero award for helping to save wetland

Wed, 02/12/2015 - 19:43

The Disney Conservation Fund announced its 2015 "Disney Conservation Heroes" - people whose efforts help to save wildlife, protect habitats, and educate communities. Rosabel Miro, Executive Director of Panama Audubon Society (BirdLife in Panama) is one of this year's heroes.

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Saving the Humboldt Penguin in Central Chile

Mon, 16/11/2015 - 17:52

Please help CODEFF achieve on the ground conservation by supporting their campaign #PenguinProject.

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