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Agreements that seek to protect 474 hectares of threatened forests in Argentina, Paraguay and the Dominican Republic are signed

Thu, 13/09/2012
During the 2012 BirdLife Americas Partnership Meeting three agreements were signed for land acquisition in key IBAs in Argentina, Paraguay and the Dominican Republic.

Proposed Pipeline Threatens Important Bird Areas in Canada; Public Review Enters Final Stages

Thu, 30/08/2012
In Canada, a public review of a proposed pipeline project through an area of exceptional importance for marine birds is entering its final stages.

State of Paraguay’s birds is published

Tue, 31/07/2012
Guyra Paraguay has launched the first major report on the status of bird populations in Paraguay. The report, entitled State of Paraguay’s birds, outlines in detail the current status of the country’s birds, the threats they face and the urgent actions needed to secure their future.

Nesting shorebirds protected at the Cabo Rojo Salt Flats, Puerto Rico

Fri, 06/07/2012
During May 2012, Sociedad Ornitológica Puertorriqueña, Inc. (SOPI, BirdLife in Puerto Rico) installed 25 signs in the Cabo Rojo Salt Flats National Wildlife Refuge to mark important nesting sites for resident shorebirds that were being disturbed by visitors.

Mountain Chicken’s portrait

Wed, 04/07/2012
The Mountain Chicken Project, funded by the UK government’s Darwin Initiative and executed by the Department of Environment of Montserrat and Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust, is pleased to announce the publication of a poster and a brochure aimed at raising awareness of the Critically Endangered Mountain Chicken Leptodactylus fallax on Montserrat.
First ever State of Canada's Birds report 2013

First-Ever "State of Canada’s Birds" Report Released

Wed, 27/06/2012
The report draws on 40 years of data to present an overview of how Canada’s birds are faring, inluding eight regional summaries.

Hooded Grebe Appeal - Action on breeding grounds already delivering results

Tue, 26/06/2012
In January this year we launched an international online appeal to save the Hooded Grebe Podiceps gallardoi. We are delighted to report today that conservation actions undertaken earlier this year are already delivering results.

Director, Important Bird Areas Program for Audubon

Mon, 25/06/2012
The Director will help implement Audubon's new strategic plan around hemispheric bird conservation organized around flyways.

Black-capped Petrel may warrant protection under the endangered species act

Wed, 20/06/2012
A nocturnal seabird, the black-capped petrel, may warrant federal protection as a threatened or endangered species.