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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,

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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).

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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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

Caribbean Partners get their “mangroove” on for World Wetlands Day

Tue, 09/04/2013 - 16:51

Grupo Jaragua and Sociedad Ornitológica Puertorriqueña, Inc. marked World Wetlands Day with programmes aimed at raising awareness of the value and benefits delivered by the Caribbean’s shrinking coastal mangroves.

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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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Lake Junín: protection and sustainable use of High-Andean ecosystems

Wed, 03/04/2013 - 18:17

More efficient cooking stoves were designed for communities around Lake Junín as a way of encouraging a better use of the high...

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A Patagonian Jewel: Buenos Aires Plateau

Thu, 28/03/2013 - 22:51

Buenos Aires Plateau will become a protected area Thanks to the work of Aves Argentinas (BirdLife in Argentina) and the conservation NGOs,...

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Meseta del Lago Buenos Aires: Una Joya Patagónica

Thu, 28/03/2013 - 22:26

La Meseta del Lago Buenos Aires será ahora un Área Protegida Gracias a gestiones de Aves Argentinas , Asociación Ambiente Sur y...

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New Protected Area in the Argentinean Puna: Campo de Piedra Pómez

Thu, 28/03/2013 - 19:32

The creation of the National Protected Area, ‘Campo de Piedra Pómez’, was formalised on 11 October 2012, with the signing of the...

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