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Gulf Disaster—Audubon Responds

Thu, 17/06/2010 - 16:15

Audubon President explores threats to birds and their habitat on location in the Gulf

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Mississippi River can buy time for Louisiana wetlands, scientists say

Mon, 14/06/2010 - 13:53

Mississippi River water can keep oil away from some of Louisiana's fragile marshes, buying time for critical response efforts, says Audubon (BirdLife Partner in the U.S.) coastal scientist G. Paul Kemp, Ph.D.

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Alliance for grasslands

Mon, 14/06/2010 - 08:25

The Alliances initiative for the conservation of the South American Southern Cone grasslands was launched by organisations dedicated to the conservation and study of wild birds in the four South American countries which share the great biome of the 'Pampas' or grasslands of the Southern Cone of the continent.

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Americas IBA Directory available in Pdf

Thu, 10/06/2010 - 20:43

Last month, a new directory of Important Bird Areas in the Americas was launched in Washington D.C., USA. The directory, coordinated by the Americas Secretariat of BirdLife International, is the result of a joint effort between all countries in the Western Hemisphere with over 100 authors taking part in the 40 country or overseas territory chapters.

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Help Audubon win $200,000 for Gulf of Mexico response

Mon, 07/06/2010 - 13:50

Audubon can receive a $200,000 donation for our Gulf of Mexico response by getting the most votes in the Environment/Wildlife category of the American Express Members project.

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Oil Spill Answers from Bird Conservation Expert on the Ground

Mon, 07/06/2010 - 07:20

A week after oil began pouring into the Gulf of Mexico, Audubon's (BirdLife Partner in the US) Melanie Driscoll raced to Venice, Louisiana, to lend her expertise. Melanie reflects on the challenges of rescuing birds and coordinating an army of volunteers, and the unfortunate negative impacts some efforts to fight the spill are having on birds.

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Ambientalistas piden proteger la biodiversidad

Fri, 04/06/2010 - 08:46

En el marco del lanzamiento del libro documental Gran Pantanal, Paraguay, realizado ayer, ambientalistas y representantes de diferentes organizaciones sociales y del sector, destacaron la necesidad de valor y proteger la biodiversidad, es decir, el entorno natural con todos sus recursos y ecosistemas.

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El ganado y las aves silvestres pueden coexistir mejor en los pastizales

Thu, 03/06/2010 - 16:52

Dos nuevos informes científicos producidos en el marco de la Alianza del Pastizal dan cuenta de la respuesta de las comunidades de aves típicas de pastizales naturales en relación al pastoreo en sistemas de ganadería extensiva.

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Helping local communities to influence decision makers in Northwestern Pichincha, Ecuador

Fri, 21/05/2010 - 14:37

Aves y Conservacion work with local communuties is helping the forests as well as the people –“Biodiversity for Development and Poverty Alleviation” is this year’s theme for International Day for Biological Diversity

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Biodiversity conservation in the indigenous Chimalapas region, Oaxaca, Mexico

Fri, 21/05/2010 - 14:24

“Biodiversity for Development and Poverty Alleviation” is this year’s theme for International Day for Biological Diversity - our work in the Chimalapas of Mexico is improving livelihoods while conserving biodiversity

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US environment leaders send letter to President Obama

Fri, 21/05/2010 - 07:31

Audubon President Dr Frank Gill and ten other leaders send letter to President Obama urging more direct oversight of oil spill disaster

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Audubon’s President speaks out on Gulf Oil Spill

Wed, 19/05/2010 - 16:50

Audubon is gravely concerned about the ultimate toll this unprecedented environmental crisis will have on the already strained Gulf Coast ecosystem. Audubon has recruited more than 12,000 volunteers to assist with on-the-ground response efforts.

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Un mapa de la esperanza para la biodiversidad de las Américas

Mon, 17/05/2010 - 12:51

Una iniciativa de conservación que une sitios y organizaciones para la conservación.

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Audubon oil spill response volunteer - Video

Mon, 17/05/2010 - 09:02

Meet Liz, who's volunteering with Audubon in Venice, Louisiana. "I'm here volunteering at Cypress Cove Marina in Venice, La., and we're volunteering with the Audubon Society. We're waiting for any of the birds to show up from out where they're having the oil slicks, and we're waiting to help transport if there's anything we can do to help."

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Audubon oil spill response volunteer - Video

Mon, 17/05/2010 - 08:58

Meet Elizabeth, who’s volunteering with Audubon in Venice, Louisiana. "I'm Elizabeth Underwood. I'm a resident of New Orleans, La., where I've lived for 17 years. I am volunteering with the Audubon organization to help with oiled-bird rescue in any way that I can because I understand the deep link between the health of our coast and the health of my city and my future. I'm very passionate about protecting the environment, and I'm very honored to be able to be out here and be of service."

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Concerns grow for the IBAs, wildlife and gulf coast habitat

Fri, 14/05/2010 - 20:21

Oil from the recent spill in the Gulf of Mexico is getting closer to more Important Bird Areas - concerns grow for the wildlife and gulf coast habitat.

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Birds rescued from gulf oil spill released in Florida

Wed, 12/05/2010 - 11:25

The first two oiled birds found in the Gulf oil spill have been cleaned, rehabilitated, and are now ready for release today on Florida's Pelican Island National Wildlife Refuge, a refuge the National Audubon Society (BirdLife Partner in the US) helped establish and manage. The birds, a Northern Gannet and a Brown Pelican, will find a safer place to be at the nation's first wildlife refuge, on the Atlantic coast near Vero Beach and currently outside the oil spill trajectory.

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1st oiled birds from BP spill to be released

Mon, 10/05/2010 - 17:12

The first two oiled birds found in the Deepwater Horizon oil spill have been cleaned and are now recovered and ready for release.

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