Protected status for Panama Bay reinstated by court ruling

Photo: Panama Audubon Society

The Bay of Panama, one of the most important sites for migratory waterbirds in the America, has received a reprieve from destructive development.
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New website gives conservationists tools to tackle climate change

Photo: Ajith, U.; flickr.com

To be able to teach something, you have to have mastered it yourself. So training conservationists worldwide how to teach others to take local action for nature in a changing climate is no easy task.
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Spare a thought for water on World Wetlands Day!

Image: Ramsar Convention

Today, Saturday 2nd February, is World Wetlands Day! A day when we should all pause for at least a moment to think and remind ourselves of the vital role they play in supporting life and helping people’s livelihoods.
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Government and local community work together to restore life to the mangroves of Puerto Rico

Photo: Verónica Anadón

Salinas de Punta Cucharas Important Bird Area (IBA) is characterized by mangrove ecosystems, coastal sand dunes, a saline lagoon (Salinas lagoon), open water and a century-old local community. Sand extraction occurred during the 1950s affected Salinas Lagoon´s hydrological regime and current housing and transportation developments limit the natural waterflow and freshwater intake. Continue reading »

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Mangrove Alliance website launched as resource for preservation

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BirdLife International has launched the Neotropical Mangrove Conservation Alliance, also known simply as the Mangrove Alliance, as an online resource to foster the preservation of endangered mangrove habitats. Continue reading »

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