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Fishing fleets in Argentina agree to use devices to stop albatross deaths

Thu, 11/09/2014 - 15:03

More great news for the Albatross Task Force - this time from Argentina where a major fishery will potentially save the lives of thousands of albatross by using bird-scaring lines on their trawler fleet.

Americas Argentina Marine

Climate change threatens 314 North American bird species

Tue, 09/09/2014 - 11:22

New study shows that climate change threatens nearly half the bird species in the continental United States and Canada, including the Bald Eagle

Americas United States of America Climate Change

New population of Critically Endangered Parakeet Found in north-east Brazil

Tue, 12/08/2014 - 09:29

A team of young conservationists in Ceará state, north-east Brazil, has discovered a small population of five Grey-breasted Parakeet.

Americas Brazil Preventing Extinctions - Americas

Dog Island, Anguilla, declared rat-free

Mon, 30/06/2014 - 12:26

After an intensive eradication programme and 2 years of careful monitoring, Dog Island in Anguilla has been officially declared rat-free and native wildlife is already showing signs of recovery.

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

SAVE Brasil recognised for over a decade of work to save Atlantic forest

Fri, 06/06/2014 - 12:20

The Atlantic forest of South America could merit an award for many reasons. An award for being an outstanding biological centre of endemism – so many unique animals and plants in one area.

Americas Brazil Forests of Hope - Americas

First exports of Southern Cone Grassland Beef to Europe

Tue, 08/04/2014 - 11:51

The Southern Cone Grassland Alliance is set to achieve one of its greatest ambitions: to sell certified Grassland Beef on the European market for the first time.

Americas Migratory Birds and Flyways - Americas

Black Skimmer is one of the ten species most at risk from this latest oil spill (photomatt28; flickr.com)

Galveston Bay oil spill imperils thousands of birds

Wed, 26/03/2014 - 14:01

Texas City, in the United States was the site of a massive oil spill on Saturday, an industrial accident with dire consequences for birds and wildlife throughout Galveston Bay.

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

Coffee and conservation project launches in Puerto Rico

Thu, 13/03/2014 - 14:03

A new project in Puerto Rico is providing local people with training in sustainable agriculture, shade-grown coffee, water conservation and bird monitoring and reporting.

Americas Puerto Rico Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBAs) - Americas