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New Protected Area in the Argentinean Puna: Campo de Piedra Pómez

Thu, 28/03/2013 - 19:32

The creation of the National Protected Area, ‘Campo de Piedra Pómez’, was formalised on 11 October 2012, with the signing of the...

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BirdLife receives leading international conservation award for IBA programme in the Americas

Thu, 28/03/2013 - 15:01

BirdLife in the Americas has received the award for Biodiversity Conservation Projects in Latin America from the BBVA Foundation (Fundación BBVA), which implements the corporate social responsibility programme of the Spanish-based BBVA banking group.

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San Francisco Bay recognised as ‘Wetland of International Importance’

Thu, 21/02/2013 - 12:02

San Francisco Bay/Estuary in California, USA has been designated a “Wetland of International Importance” under the Convention on Wetlands, also known as the Ramsar Convention.

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Audubon gala honors leading conservationists with top environmental awards

Fri, 18/01/2013 - 16:52

Star-studded evening raises over $2.4 million for conservation efforts

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Ganaderos de Pastizal se reunieron por un futuro sustentable para los pastizales de la región

Thu, 10/01/2013 - 14:56

Del 25 al 28 octubre de 2012 la Alianza del Pastizal organizó el VI Encuentro de Ganaderos de Pastizales del Cono Sur...

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Famous Christmas Bird Count is Bigger than Ever!

Tue, 11/12/2012 - 19:50

More than 60,000 volunteers throughout North America will count birds between December 14, 2012 and January 5, 2013 for the 113 th...

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Aves Uruguay working with rural children and teachers

Tue, 11/12/2012 - 10:34

Aves Uruaguay have run their first workshop to educate rural children and their teachers

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Aves Uruguay trabajando junto a maestros y alumnos rurales

Sun, 09/12/2012 - 16:19

El pasado 11 de setiembre de 2012 biólogos de Aves uruguay fueron recibidos por las escuelas N° 10, N° 23 y N°...

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Panama Bay developers threaten to break the chain of shorebird stopover sites

Wed, 05/12/2012 - 10:33

One of the most important coastal wetlands in the Americas is under threat. We need your help/

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First Global Wildlife Ambassador Award honours Audubon and BirdLife supporter Jane Alexander

Tue, 23/10/2012 - 10:55

Renowned actress Jane Alexander, a member of the board of the National Audubon Society, is to be the first recipient of an award which recognises individuals who support the natural world by leading others to action.

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Outrage at extreme act of vandalism in San Rafael

Tue, 16/10/2012 - 14:47

Guyra Paraguay staff in Asunción, Paraguay, have received the disturbing news that three people have burnt down the visitors’ house at the Kanguery administrative center in Guyra Paraguay’s “Guyra Reta” reserve in San Rafael.

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Caribbean Seabird Tracking Pilot Study Gives Encouraging Results

Tue, 25/09/2012 - 18:16

Dog Island is an uninhabited offshore islet lying northwest of the Caribbean UK Overseas Territory (UKOT) of Anguilla, and is considered to be the second most important individual island for seabirds in the eastern Caribbean, despite being only about 200 ha in size.

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Securing tenure and livelihoods in Paraguay’s Atlantic Forest

Sun, 16/09/2012 - 09:51

BirdLife Partner Guyra Paraguay is working with local communities at Important Bird Areas to demonstrate how conserving biodiversity can improve the quality...

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Agreements that seek to protect 474 hectares of threatened forests in Argentina, Paraguay and the Dominican Republic are signed

Thu, 13/09/2012 - 17:35

During the 2012 BirdLife Americas Partnership Meeting three agreements were signed for land acquisition in key IBAs in Argentina, Paraguay and the Dominican Republic.

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Proposed Pipeline Threatens Important Bird Areas in Canada; Public Review Enters Final Stages

Thu, 30/08/2012 - 19:25

In Canada, a public review of a proposed pipeline project through an area of exceptional importance for marine birds is entering its final stages.

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State of Paraguay’s birds is published

Tue, 31/07/2012 - 12:07

Guyra Paraguay has launched the first major report on the status of bird populations in Paraguay. The report, entitled State of Paraguay’s birds, outlines in detail the current status of the country’s birds, the threats they face and the urgent actions needed to secure their future.

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Nesting shorebirds protected at the Cabo Rojo Salt Flats, Puerto Rico

Fri, 06/07/2012 - 12:20

During May 2012, Sociedad Ornitológica Puertorriqueña, Inc. (SOPI, BirdLife in Puerto Rico) installed 25 signs in the Cabo Rojo Salt Flats National Wildlife Refuge to mark important nesting sites for resident shorebirds that were being disturbed by visitors.

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Mountain Chicken’s portrait

Wed, 04/07/2012 - 22:39

The Mountain Chicken Project, funded by the UK government’s Darwin Initiative and executed by the Department of Environment of Montserrat and Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust, is pleased to announce the publication of a poster and a brochure aimed at raising awareness of the Critically Endangered Mountain Chicken Leptodactylus fallax on Montserrat.

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