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A symbol for Quito - hummingbird of the high Andes

Fri, 01/10/2010 - 21:29

As part of education materials for schools in South America, a series of posters has been produced to celebrate World Bird Festival in October. The seven poster size fact sheets highlight conservation achievements as well as the plight of seven threatened or migratory species in the Americas.

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Arcadia update - SAVE Brasil

Fri, 01/10/2010 - 11:07

Advocacy work conducted by SAVE Brasil in partnership with government bodies and non-governmental organizations resulted in the creation of the Boa Nova IBA National Park and Wildlife Refuge (totalling 27,000 hectares, pictured) and the Serra das Lontras IBA National Park (11.336 hectares)...

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Proyecto conservación de iguanas une a haitianos y dominicanos

Thu, 30/09/2010 - 19:41

Por primera vez en la historia de la conservación de la isla Hispaniola, se está implementando un proyecto cuyo objetivo es salvar una pequeña población de Iguana Ricordi (especie críticamente amenazada) y su hábitat y en el que participan haitianos y dominicanos de ambos lados del tramo fronterizo entre las ciudades de Pedernales (RD) y Anse-a-Pitres (Haití).

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Aves Argentinas: New tool for bird-banding studies

Mon, 27/09/2010 - 16:52

Ecofam Argentina, with support from Aves Argentinas (BirdLife Partner) is managing a new website specialised in records of banded sea and shore birds.

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Building a future on IBA conservation in the Dominican Republic

Mon, 27/09/2010 - 11:26

Grupo Jaragua (BirdLife in the Dominican Republic) are motivating communities in the Jaragua-Bahoruco-Enriquillo Biosphere Reserve to protect and value their natural resources, by getting them involved in conservation planning, environmental awareness activities and the implementation of alternatives for sustainable development.

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Bahamas National Trust examines seabirds major nesting areas after the oil spill

Fri, 24/09/2010 - 17:48

The Bahamas National Trust (BirdLife in the Bahamas) began surveys of seabirds colonies in the Western and SW Bahamas – Cay Sal Bank area to measure possible oil spill impact.

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Concurso: Ponle un nombre a la imagen del Festival Mundial de las aves en las Américas este año

Wed, 22/09/2010 - 21:25

Este año, la imagen del Festival Mundial de las Aves en las Américas se caracteriza por la presencia de un nuevo amigo...

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Haiti's fragile ecosystems facing disaster

Mon, 13/09/2010 - 11:02

While the eyes of the world have followed the effect of Haiti's devastating earthquake on Port-au-Prince, an ecological disaster has been quietly...

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Albatross Task Force Diaries – Argentina

Tue, 31/08/2010 - 11:26

A blog from Nahuel Chavez from BirdLife's Albatross Task Force based in Argentina. At this time of year the strong winds and snow that blow from the south make our work much more complicated. Read about how Nahuel gathered up around 40 Cape Petrel during a snow storm in his slippers to safely release them back to sea.

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Problems in Paraguay

Tue, 31/08/2010 - 08:56

Ten years ago, the Kuetuwy Aché community was established in the property 'Finca 470', under the understanding and commitment from the Paraguayan government that the property would be legally titled to the Aché people. Now however, the government plans to divide-up the property.

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Bird banding centre opened in Cuba

Wed, 25/08/2010 - 14:00

On July 17th, 2010, the Johann Christoph Gundlach Cuban Bird Banding Centre (CBBC) was officially opened. The CBBC is located at the...

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A flote en un paraíso viviente

Wed, 25/08/2010 - 05:53

Recorrer los canales de mangles de lo que antes era Roosevelt Roads es ponerse en contacto con un trozo de naturaleza casi virgen.

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República Dominicana lanza una red de conservación al rescate de su biodiversidad

Mon, 16/08/2010 - 11:59

El Grupo Jaragua (BirdLife en República Dominicana) realizó el lanzamiento oficial del directorio de las Áreas Importantes para la Conservación de las Aves (IBAs) en República Dominicana, junto a sus colaboradores el Ministerio de Medio Ambiente y Recursos Naturales (MIRENA) y el Instituto Tecnológico de Santo Domingo (INTEC). Dicho evento simboliza a su vez el lanzamiento de una red de rescate de su frágil y amenazada biodiversidad. Red que está conformada por las acciones y esfuerzos de conservación de múltiples organizaciones, agencias, instituciones, e individuos

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An Aruba without Troupial, Prikichi, Patrushi or Shoco?

Wed, 11/08/2010 - 13:11

The presence of the invasive Boa constrictor was first documented in Aruba in April of 1999. Ever since, the numbers of boas caught by the Park Rangers has been impressive. Hundreds are caught each year and only those seen in areas frequented by persons who then notify the Rangers for their assistance. It is safe to presume that a multifold of those caught actually live in Aruba’s wildlife.

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Directorio de las Áreas Importantes para la Conservación de la Aves es presentado en Bolivia y Costa Rica

Mon, 09/08/2010 - 19:46

El directorio de las Áreas Importantes para la Conservación de la Aves (IBA) de América fue presentado por separado en dos eventos en Bolivia y costa Rica por socios y colaboradores de BirdLife.

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Important Bird Area directory is launched in Bolivia and Costa Rica

Mon, 09/08/2010 - 17:31

The Americas Important Bird Area (IBA) directory was launched at separate events in Bolivia and Costa Rica by BirdLife partners and collaborators.

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Bahama Oriole on the edge

Thu, 05/08/2010 - 09:54

The recently-recognised Bahama Oriole is one of the rarest birds in the Caribbean. It is now found only on the island of Andros where it faces a number of critical threats that suggest it is on the edge of extinction.

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Workshop sets out route to save the Critically Endangered Trinidad Piping-guan

Wed, 04/08/2010 - 19:54

Cracids are the most endangered family of terrestrial birds in the Neotropics, with a third of species threatened with extinction according to IUCN criteria. Of these, three are Critically Endangered with the Trinidad Piping-guan believed to have the smallest population and range size of all extant cracids.

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