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US scientist says 'no' to Font Hill's development

Mon, 02/08/2010 - 15:10

RESPECTED animal ecologist and conservation scientist Dr Peter Marra has waded into the debate over Font Hill in St Elizabeth, insisting that the site ought not to be developed given its ecological value.

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Noted Conservation and Communications Leader to be Audubon President

Fri, 30/07/2010 - 14:36

The National Audubon Society announced that David Yarnold has been named its new President and Chief Executive Officer

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Bicknell's Thrush gets a conservation action plan

Fri, 30/07/2010 - 11:46

The International Bicknell’s Thrush Conservation Group (IBTCG), an alliance of scientists, conservationists and governments, has unveiled a plan to protect one of North America’s rarest songbirds, the Vulnerable Bicknell’s Thrush, across its entire range from Canada to the Caribbean.

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Los cauquenes volvieron a la escena en Coronel Dorrego

Wed, 28/07/2010 - 20:27

El jueves 24 de junio se llevó a cabo una reunión con productores para tratar la “PROBLEMÁTICA CAUQUENES”, en la Sociedad Rural de Coronel Dorrego. A este encuentro asistieron más de 15 productores de la zona, que formaban parte de varias de las comisiones de fomento. La idea del encuentro fue bridarles a los productores toda la información que se ha venido recabando sobre el estado actual de las tres especies de cauquenes que llegan cada invierno a Dorrego y los partidos vecinos, y comunicarles los cambios en materia normativa que se han dado en los últimos años

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Local community groups dedicate International Mangrove Ecosystem Protection Day to saving important mangrove cockles

Wed, 28/07/2010 - 19:07

On July 26th, community-based organizations and NGOs in Ecuador, such as C-CONDEM (the National Coordinating Organization for the Protection of Mangrove Ecosystems) celebrated the 2010 International Mangrove Ecosystem Protection Day under the slogan Let’s recover shellfish! Outreach and awareness activities took place in all coastal provinces and in the capital, Quito.

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Aruba Birdlife Conservation visits Governor

Wed, 28/07/2010 - 14:03

The recently established Aruba Birdlife Conservation Foundation have just visited the Governor of Aruba, Mr Fredis Refunjol. The Governor was informed of the role the foundation intends to play in conserving Aruba’s nature in general and more specifically the island's wild birds, and the Governor pledged his support for their work.

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Los manglares más australes de la costa Pacífica son incluidos en una red internacional de conservación

Mon, 26/07/2010 - 16:12

Los manglares más australes de la costa Pacífica del Perú, están localizados en San Pedro de Vice, región de Piura. Junto al estuario Virrila y los lagos de Ramón y Ñapique, forman un complejo de humedales de Piura, de gran importancia para aves playeras migratorias.

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Chuck-will's Widow in the Bahamas

Wed, 21/07/2010 - 13:31

A large and healthy population of Chuck-will's Widow Caprimulgus carolinensis has been discovered on Andros, Abaco and Grand Bahama. The species has long been considered a rare to uncommon winter visitor to the Bahamas, but surveys in 2007 and 2009 have totally changed our understanding of this nightjar, highlighting the need for similar surveys (for a number of endemic and globally threatened nocturnal birds) throughout the Caribbean.

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Critically Endangered Puerto Rican Nightjar on "Neotropical Birds"

Wed, 21/07/2010 - 11:11

An authoritative online life history for the Critically Endangered Puerto Rican Nightjar Caprimulgus noctitherus has been published on Neotropical Birds Online ...

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Endangered Bahama Swallow on "Neotropical Birds"

Wed, 21/07/2010 - 09:27

An authoritative online life history for the Endangered Bahama Swallow Tachycineta cyanoviridis has been published on Neotropical Birds Online . The species...

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Southernmost mangroves on Pacific coast join international conservation network

Thu, 15/07/2010 - 19:44

Located in the Piura region of Peru, the most austral mangroves of the pacific coast are found at San Pedro de Vice. Together with the Virrila estuary and the lakes of Ramon and Ñapique, they make up the Piura wetlands complex, of great importance to migratory shorebirds, with more than 20 species using the complex as stopover and wintering sites.

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Reefs and Mangroves Essential for Economic Growth in Dominican Republic

Wed, 14/07/2010 - 18:26

The degradation of coastal ecosystems, such as coral reefs and mangroves, could cost the tourism industry in the Dominican Republic nearly USD $100 million and threaten the livelihoods of Dominican fishermen who depend on these ecosystems for survival.

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New population of Grey-breasted Parakeet discovered in rocky outcrops in Quixadá, Ceará, in northeastern Brazil

Tue, 13/07/2010 - 16:01

A new population of the Critically Endangered Grey-breasted Parakeet (Pyrrhura griseipectus) has been found nesting in atypical habitat in the “table mountains” of Quixada, Ceará, northeastern Brazil.

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Zapata Rail on the edge

Tue, 13/07/2010 - 13:58

Zapata Rail is a very poorly-known waterbird now confined to the Zapata Swamp in western Cuba. The bird’s elusive nature has caused confusion within the ornithological community as to its status – confusion that may have unwittingly provided a smoke screen to a very real threat that may be driving the species to extinction.

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State decree institutes Cherry-throated Tanager ecological corridor

Thu, 08/07/2010 - 09:15

Located in the montane region of the Espírito Santo state, the Ecological Corridor will contribute to the conservation of the Critically Endangered Cherry-throated Tanager, in addition to other six globally threatened species

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Grand Cayman mangrove buffer ripped up

Mon, 05/07/2010 - 21:35

As the National Trust launches its campaign to push for the long awaited conservation law, Grand Cayman has lost another significant stretch of natural habitat from the North Sound coastline.

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Last remaining mangrove wetland in Barbados disappearing

Mon, 05/07/2010 - 19:54

A new environmental study sharply critical of the Government of Barbados shows the key Graeme Hall mangrove wetland is disappearing due to outside pollution and poor water quality.

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Arctic-breeding birds will be among next victims of the Gulf oil disaster

Fri, 02/07/2010 - 12:55

For the next six months, beginning in early July, tens of millions of shorebirds, waterfowl and other migratory birds will land on oiled beaches, in sullied coastal wetlands and on tainted ocean waters.

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