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Vertebrates get the Red List treatment in Cuba

Tue, 06/03/2012
The Instituto de Ecología y Sistemática has just published the first ever Red Data Book for Cuban terrestrial vertebrates. The book provides a detailed baseline on the conservation status for 165 species of freshwater fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals.

Paul Winter, composer of Flyways, named to receive Audubon award

Fri, 02/03/2012
Grammy-winning saxophonist will receive the John James Audubon Center Award for Art Inspiring Conservation (AIC) in April.

Alarm in Paraguay at settlement plans for Ñacunday National Park

Wed, 29/02/2012
Paraguayan environmental organizations including Guyra Paraguay (BirdLife in Paraguay) are alarmed at the recent decision of the national government to actively promote the settlement of small-scale farmers ('campesinos') within the Ñacunday National Park. The decision to promote a solution which flouts both national legislation and international conventions, sets a worrying precedent for other protected areas in the country.

Registration and Abstract Submission for the 2012 North American Ornithological Conference

Thu, 16/02/2012
The fifth North American Ornithological Conference will take place this August at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada.

More petrels discovered in Haiti

Tue, 07/02/2012
The nocturnal calls of Black-capped Petrels Pterodroma hasitata have guided Haitian researchers to discover more nesting locations for this Endangered seabird.

La Sociedad Audubon Panamá contribuye a la conservación de los humedales

Thu, 02/02/2012
La Sociedad Audubon Panamá (BirdLife en Panamá) celebra el Día Mundial de los Humedales con charlas relacionadas al tema de este año 'HUMEDALES Y TURISMO'. Esta organización compartirá sus conocimientos y experiencias en torno a la conservación de la Bahía de Panamá, sus aves y hábitats.

Las primeras imágenes captadas de un pichón dan esperanza a un ave marina amenazada del Caribe

Fri, 13/01/2012
Una nueva localidad de anidación para el diablotín Pterodroma hasitata ha sido descubierta en Haití a través de los esfuerzos en el campo de un grupo de colaboradores dominicanos y haitianos.

First ever chick photos give hope for threatened Caribbean seabird

Fri, 13/01/2012
A new nesting location for Black-capped Petrel has been discovered in Haiti by the efforts of a joint Dominican – Haitian field team.

A voyage for Caribbean Seabirds

Wed, 11/01/2012
Documenting new seabird-colony Important Bird Areas, finding previously undocumented colonies and colonies thought to be extirpated: these are just some of the exciting discoveries reported within Environmental Protection in the Caribbean’s (EPIC’s) ground-breaking Seabird Breeding Atlas of the Lesser Antilles.