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- Ivory poachers driving rare bird to extinction September 28, 2016A sudden explosion of demand for the Helmeted Hornbill's casque as "ivory" is plunging the species to extinction at frightening speed. Yesterday the government of Indonesia once again explained the issue during the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) - a gathering of 182 nations currently underway in Johannesburg, South Africa. Perhaps the […]
- Conservation: not just about the birds and the bees September 27, 2016When someone says the phrase ‘nature conservation’ what comes to mind? For many people it means the species and habitats being conserved – forests and oceans, tigers and whales, penguins and parrots. Many conservationists have embarked on their chosen career because of their passion for wildlife and wild places. They have followed a natural sciences […]
- Sanctuary declared for elusive oriole once believed extinct September 29, 2016
Tag Archives: Cochabamba Mountain-finch
Archived 2010-2011 topics: Cochabamba Mountain-finch (Compsospiza garleppi): request for information
Cochabamba Mountain-finch Compsospiza garleppi is listed as Endangered under criterion B1a+b(i,ii,iii,v) because it occupies an Extent of Occurrence (EOO) estimated at less than 5,000 km2, in which its habitat is severely fragmented and its population is suspected to be in decline. Given that our knowledge of this species has improved greatly, it would be appropriate to seek an up-to-date estimate of the population size, as well as more information on the likely population trend over 11 years (estimate of three generations) and the current severity of threats faced by the species. Continue reading