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Jaragua Community Volunteers celebrate World Bird Festival

Mon, 05/12/2011
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
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
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
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
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.

Imperial Woodpecker found on 1956 film but not on surveys to film location.

Thu, 27/10/2011
Film capturing the last ever confirmed sighting of an Imperial Woodpecker is released. But surveys to the exact location fail to find evidence that the species still exists.

Land rights at last for indigenous protectors of Paraguay’s Atlantic Forest

Thu, 20/10/2011
After 10 years of negotiations, the indigenous Kue Tuvy Aché community in Paraguay have gained formal recognition of their ownership of the land, part of the Bosque Mbaracayú Important Bird Area.

V Encuentro de Productores de Ganado del Cono Sur, apoyo a la conservación de las Pampas y sus aves

Wed, 12/10/2011
Los productores de ganado en campo nativo y representantes de la comunidad conservacionist

America, the continent of birds

Fri, 07/10/2011
October is the month to celebrate birds in the Americas, and as in previous years, both BirdLife Partner and non-partner organizations are joining the celebrations. At least 12 organizations have already started their celebratory activities, ranging from outdoor walks, birding tours, painting and photography competitions, and educational talks, among others.