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Reactivation of Junin Lake Management Committee gives hope to threatened species

Wed, 18/04/2012
Lake Junin or Chinchaycocha is located in the Peruvian Central Andes, more than 4,100 meters above sea level. This ecosystem has unique and threatened endemic bird species worldwide such as Junin Grebe and Junin Rail and it is an important stopover site for migratory species.

Building capacity to save Haiti’s biodiversity

Tue, 17/04/2012
BirdLife has been stepping up its efforts to build the capacity of Société Audubon Haiti, the latest chapter of which sees their field biologist Enold Louis-Jean travelling to Jersey to participate in a 12-week course designed to equip conservationists with the skills needed to manage species recovery.

New report published on the State of Bolivia’s Birds

Tue, 17/04/2012
Asociación Armonía (BirdLife in Bolivia) has just published a major report on the status of the country’s avifauna

Monitoring birds in Montserrat’s Centre Hills

Mon, 16/04/2012
Forestry staff from Montserrat’s Department of Environment are currently in the field conducting the annual bird monitoring exercise to determine the bird populations in the island’s Centre Hills Important Bird Area.

Southern Cone Grasslands Alliance activities support shorebird conservation in Uruguay

Wed, 11/04/2012
Annually, the Buff-breasted Sandpiper and American Golden Plover undertake some of the longest journeys of any migratory birds in the world, from their breeding grounds in the tundra of North America to wintering sites in the grasslands of Southern South America. Aves Uruguay (BirdLife in Uruguay) and partners have secured approximately 3000 hectares for both species of shorebirds through good management practices of the natural grasslands.

Government protects critical habitat for the Grenada Dove

Tue, 10/04/2012
In August 2011, the Government of Grenada’s Cabinet approved the protection of the last piece of government-owned Grenada Dove habitat through the addition of approximately 100 acres (c.40 ha) of the Beausejour Estate to the adjacent Perseverance Protected Area and Dove Sanctuary.

Vertebrates get the Red List treatment in Cuba

Tue, 06/03/2012
The Instituto de Ecología y Sistemática has just published the first ever Red Data Book for Cuban terrestrial vertebrates. The book provides a detailed baseline on the conservation status for 165 species of freshwater fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals.

Paul Winter, composer of Flyways, named to receive Audubon award

Fri, 02/03/2012
Grammy-winning saxophonist will receive the John James Audubon Center Award for Art Inspiring Conservation (AIC) in April.

Alarm in Paraguay at settlement plans for Ñacunday National Park

Wed, 29/02/2012
Paraguayan environmental organizations including Guyra Paraguay (BirdLife in Paraguay) are alarmed at the recent decision of the national government to actively promote the settlement of small-scale farmers ('campesinos') within the Ñacunday National Park. The decision to promote a solution which flouts both national legislation and international conventions, sets a worrying precedent for other protected areas in the country.