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The Jaragua Summer Camp: fifteen years of experience in the environmental awareness of local communities

Thu, 22/09/2011 - 00:49

Last August, Grupo Jaragua (BirdLife in the Dominican Republic) held its 15th Jaragua Summer Camp and in turn, celebrated 15 years of continuous efforts towards a greater environmental awareness in local communities.

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Study rings alarm bells for Amazonian wildlife

Thu, 15/09/2011 - 08:57

The Amazon is currently experiencing the highest absolute rate of forest loss globally. Yet the proportion of Amazonian species assessed as ‘threatened’ with extinction is below the global average.

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Ecotourism taking roots in Turquino-Bayamesa, Cuba

Wed, 14/09/2011 - 23:44

Communities around Turquino-Bayamesa IBA are establishing management measures to conserve the watershed, forest and improve life conditions.

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Protecting a subspecies before it becomes an extinct species: the Palkachupa Cotinga in Bolivia

Wed, 14/09/2011 - 09:40

A scientific paper shows the Swallow-tailed Cotinga in Bolivia is a different species. Armonía (BirdLife in Bolivia) needs help in its conservation efforts to save the species.

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Jamaica may cease to be “the fairest isle that eyes ever beheld” in the face of climate change

Wed, 14/09/2011 - 00:44

Climate models indicate that Jamaica is likely to experience significant changes in temperature, precipitation, sea-level rise and extreme weather events.

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Making flyways conservation a reality

Thu, 01/09/2011 - 16:17

Effective migratory bird conservation efforts address issues throughout a species' flyway – and in Canada, flyway conservation is imperative, as about 90% of the country’s birds migrate south each year.

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Audubon Hog Island Camp Celebrates 75th Anniversary

Thu, 18/08/2011 - 11:16

A model for conservation education and one of the US’s greatest environmental education success stories celebrates 75 years.

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Audubon Welcomes Good News from Washington, D.C.

Tue, 02/08/2011 - 15:49

The U.S. House of Representatives voted yesterday afternoon to protect wildlife on the brink of extinction by supporting an amendment in the Interior and Environment spending bill to uphold safeguards for endangered species.

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Taller de arte en la ciénega de la segua

Thu, 14/07/2011 - 14:41

Este año, se celebra el 40º Aniversario de la Convención sobre los Humedales, o RAMSAR, que es un tratado internacional para proteger los humedales de importancia internacional y usarlos sosteniblemente. Aves y Conservación/Birdlife en Ecuador celebró este aniversario y el mes de las aves migratorias con un evento en el humedal de La Segua, provincia de Manabí. Aves y Conservación junto a la Dirección Regional del Ministerio del Ambiente del Ecuador en esa provincia y el Punto Focal del Convenio sobre las Especies Migratorias (CMS), con el apoyo de la comunidad y los guías naturalistas, coordinaron un Taller de Arte en papel maché en el humedal de La Segua.

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