News Americas

Small grants, big conservation for mangroves

Fri, 23/12/2011 - 20:55

The Neotropical Mangrove Conservation Alliance has awarded its first small grant to Grupo Jaragua (BirdLife in the Dominican Republic) as part of an initiative to catalyze community-based mangrove conservation in the Insular Caribbean.


Todo un éxito: Los productores de Ganado del Cono Sur, apoyan la conservación de las Pampas y sus aves

Tue, 20/12/2011 - 20:04

Una vez más se reunieron los productores de ganado en campo nativo y representantes de la comunidad conservacionista de los países del Cono Sur Suramericano. Esta vez fue en Lavras do Sul, Brasil, del 27-29 de octubre de 2011.


A resounding success: Cattle Ranchers in the Southern Cone support the conservation of the Pampas and their birds

Tue, 20/12/2011 - 19:40

For the fifth year in succession, cattle ranchers and representatives of the conservation community in the Southern Cone of South America have gathered to discuss the conservation of natural grasslands


Audubon's 112th Christmas Bird Count Reigns as a Model for 'Crowd Science'

Tue, 06/12/2011 - 08:31

The longest running Citizen Science survey in the world, Audubon’s annual Christmas Bird Count (CBC) will take place from December 14, 2011 to January 5, 2012.


Jaragua Community Volunteers celebrate World Bird Festival

Mon, 05/12/2011 - 20:49

Last October, the local community of El Cajuil-located in the south-west of Dominican Republic-participated in World Bird Festival (WBF) activities.


Los Voluntarios Comunitarios de Jaragua celebran el Festival Mundial de las Aves

Mon, 05/12/2011 - 20:34

El pasado mes de octubre, la comunidad local El Cajuil, localizada en el suroeste de República Dominicana, participó en las actividades del Festival Mundial de las Aves (FMA). Esta celebración ambiental es festejada desde el 2003 por la organización Grupo Jaragua (BirdLife en República Dominicana) y el Grupo de Conservación Local Voluntarios Comunitarios de Jaragua, para concienciar a las comunidades aledañas al Parque Nacional Jaragua sobre las aves y sus hábitats.


Conservation Groups Say “Save the Last Dance for the Sage Grouse”

Thu, 24/11/2011 - 18:21

Known for its spectacular mating dance, the Greater sage-grouse is an endangered species on the brink of extinction in Canada. Nature Canada (BirdLife Partner) has called on Canada's Environment Minister to enact an emergency protection order to protect this iconic prairie bird species.


Birding the net makes strong impression with surfers

Wed, 23/11/2011 - 23:05

Audubon’s innovative social media campaign Birding the Net earnt 91 million website impressions during the past few weeks.


Threatened whistling-ducks arrive at Woodbourne, Barbados

Wed, 09/11/2011 - 14:40

Flooding at BirdLife's Woodbourne Shorebird Refuge in Barbados reduced the amount of suitable stop-over habitat for shorebirds this autumn, but this proved good for ducks and in September, two globally threatened West Indian Whistling-ducks turned up - the first time the species has been on the island for 50 years.