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Parks Canada aims to make seabird island IBAs rat-free

Fri, 20/09/2013 - 13:20

Parks Canada staff are clearing invasive rats from two important seabird breeding islands off the coast of British Columbia

Americas Canada Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBAs) - Americas

Project: Building the foundation for effective conservation of Vinaceous Amazon Parrot (Amazona vinacea) in Paraguay.

Wed, 18/09/2013 - 19:32

The Association Guyra Paraguay, BirdLife's Partner in Paraguay, has started a project towards the long-term conservation of the Vinaceous Amazon Parrot Amazona...

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Agreement for birds, coffee and people in Puerto Rico

Mon, 16/09/2013 - 17:47

The Sociedad Ornitológica Puertorriqueña (SOPI, BirdLife in Puerto Rico) signed an agreement with Cafiesencia, a local NGO, to collaborate in promoting economic sustainability and biodiversity conservation through the production of “Ecological Shade-grown Coffee” in the Important Bird and Biodiversity Area (IBA) of Maricao and Susua in Puerto Rico.

Americas Puerto Rico Capacity Development - Americas

Tribute to Donal C. O’Brien, a conservationist for the ages

Tue, 10/09/2013 - 09:48

Few leaders in the history of the conservation movement have been as passionate about birds as Donal C. O'Brien Jr., who passed away on September 8.

Americas United States of America Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBAs) - Americas

El proyecto del gasoducto OCTOPUS amenaza un humedal clave para las aves migratorias y residentes en Chile

Tue, 20/08/2013 - 15:57

El humedal Rocuant-Andalién situado entre las ciudades de Talcahauno, Penco y Concepción en Chile se ve amenazado por la construcción propuesta de un gasoducto de gas natural licuado conectando un nuevo terminal marítimo llamado “Terminal Marítimo OCTOPUS LNG, Bahía de Concepción, VIII Región del Bío-Bio” con dos centrales termoeléctricas futuras tierra adentro.

Americas Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBAs) - Americas

OCTOPUS pipeline project threatens top Chilean wetland for migratory and resident birds

Tue, 20/08/2013 - 15:47

The Rocuant-Andalién wetland located between the cities of Talcahuano, Penco and Concepción, Chile is under threat from the proposed construction of a liquid gas pipeline connecting a new maritime terminal called “OCTOPUS Maritime Terminal, Concepción Bay, VIII region of Bio-bio” with two new thermo-electric plants to be built inland.

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Birdfair beefs up conservation for grassland migrants in the Americas

Fri, 16/08/2013 - 05:00

The largest event for nature on the planet is taking place this weekend and is raising money BirdLife's Flyway Programme

Americas Migratory Birds and Flyways - Americas

Minister of the Environment signs into destruction of Sierra de Bahoruco IBA, Dominican Republic

Mon, 22/07/2013 - 12:36

Sierra de Bahoruco, an Important Bird and Biodiversity Area in the Dominican Republic has been recently identified as an IBA in Danger and is under immediate threat from development,

Americas Dominican Republic

Caribbean Seabird Conservation: new study begins!

Fri, 19/07/2013 - 15:26

A two-year study has begun to identify important feeding areas for a range of Caribbean seabird species on the UK Overseas Territories of Anguilla and British Virgin Islands (BVI).

Americas Anguilla Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBAs) - Americas

Caribbean’s dry forest protection expanded

Wed, 17/07/2013 - 13:47

The National Trust of the Cayman Islands has acquired 8 more acres to add to the Mastic Reserve, bringing the total amount of land protected by the Trust in the Important Bird Area to 843 acres.

Americas Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBAs) - Americas

Pollutants threaten iconic Canadian bird

Tue, 09/07/2013 - 13:23

The Common Loon is becoming increasingly less common, most likely due to pollution from the burning of fossil fuels. Not only a symbol of the Canadian wilderness, this bird species is an excellent indicator of the health of the wilderness.

Americas Canada Preventing Extinctions - Americas

Shearwaters show signs of recovery as Allen Cay IBA is declared mouse-free

Fri, 05/07/2013 - 08:46

Allen Cay in the Bahamas, an important breeding site for Audubon’s Shearwater and home of an eponymous endemic iguana, has been declared free of the invasive house mice which were threatening both species.

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A future for the Hooded Grebe

Sat, 22/06/2013 - 21:21

The Argentinian Government has announced plans for a National Park in Patagonia, helping to safeguard a future for the Critically Endangered Hooded Grebe

Americas Argentina Preventing Extinctions - Americas

Swarovski Optik supports new conservation initiative for threatened Canada Warbler

Thu, 20/06/2013 - 21:58

Together with the support of Swarovski Optik, international conservation organisations are undertaking a new joint initiative to save the threatened Canada Warbler and related migratory boreal forest species.

Americas Preventing Extinctions - Americas

Guyra’s Yanosky recognised as a leader of conservation in Latin America

Fri, 14/06/2013 - 08:43

Dr Alberto Yanosky, Executive Director of BirdLife Partner Guyra Paraguay, has won the 2013 National Geographic Society/Buffett Award for Leadership in Latin American Conservation.

Americas Paraguay Capacity Development - Americas

Ecosystem Services in High Andean Wetlands

Wed, 10/04/2013 - 16:03

Ecosystem services provided by high Andean wetlands must be understood in order to ensure their conservation.

Americas Argentina High Andean wetlands

A last chance for High Andean Grebes?

Mon, 08/04/2013 - 18:51

The wetlands of the High Andes are an evolutionary hotspot for the grebe family (Podicipedidae). This unique diversity is, however, rapidly being...

Americas Argentina High Andean wetlands

Local population plays a key role in assessing ecosystem services at the Ramsar Site ‘Complejo Llanganati’, Ecuador

Fri, 05/04/2013 - 17:05

An important achievement in the process of assessing ecosystem services in Llanganates was the involvement of local people, the direct beneficiaries and...

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