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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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First-Ever "State of Canada’s Birds" Report Released

Wed, 27/06/2012 - 20:06

The report draws on 40 years of data to present an overview of how Canada’s birds are faring, inluding eight regional summaries.

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Hooded Grebe Appeal - Action on breeding grounds already delivering results

Tue, 26/06/2012 - 12:37

In January this year we launched an international online appeal to save the Hooded Grebe Podiceps gallardoi. We are delighted to report today that conservation actions undertaken earlier this year are already delivering results.

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Director, Important Bird Areas Program for Audubon

Mon, 25/06/2012 - 19:18

The Director will help implement Audubon's new strategic plan around hemispheric bird conservation organized around flyways.

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Black-capped Petrel may warrant protection under the endangered species act

Wed, 20/06/2012 - 18:51

A nocturnal seabird, the black-capped petrel, may warrant federal protection as a threatened or endangered species.

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A wedding and a Swedish philanthropist protect Paraguayan forest

Fri, 15/06/2012 - 10:11

What do a wedding, a Swedish philanthropist, the conservation of the Atlantic Rainforest and a Paraguayan indigenous community have in common? The...

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The future for Brazil's forests remains uncertain

Thu, 31/05/2012 - 18:53

Dilma Roussef, the President of Brazil, has only partially vetoed the new Forest Code proposed by the Brazilian Congress.

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SalvaNATURA registers 67 species in 2nd Central American Aquatic Bird Census

Wed, 16/05/2012 - 00:50

With the help of BirdLife International, on February 18th and 19th, SalvaNATURA held the 2nd Central American Aquatic Bird Census, registering 67 species, of which 6 are considered Critically Endangered in the Official List of Endangered Species at the national level.

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Linking sites and people through migratory birds

Thu, 03/05/2012 - 15:29

Six BirdLife Partners in the Americas, together with the global Rio Tinto-BirdLife program and local conservation groups, have successfully completed three years of conservation efforts for migratory birds along the Interior-Pacific flyways. These efforts have built on an existing initiative, “Linking Communities”, at three key sites (complexes of IBAs) in North America, and have supported the planning and implementation of conservation and education actions at six IBAs in South America.

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Secretary General of the Ramsar Convention celebrates Earth Day in Bay of Panama Ramsar site

Tue, 24/04/2012 - 04:23

The National Wetlands Committee of Panama celebrated Earth Day with the visit of the Secretary General of the Ramsar Convention, Anada Tiéga, to Panama Bay Ramsar Site.

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Audubon website drips in oil to mark 2nd anniversary of Deepwater Horizon oil spill

Fri, 20/04/2012 - 16:50

A gooey brown virtual oil slick is covering the National Audubon Society website - take your chance to clean up the virtual oil spill by taking action to protect the environment.

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Reactivation of Junin Lake Management Committee gives hope to threatened species

Wed, 18/04/2012 - 20:24

Lake Junin or Chinchaycocha is located in the Peruvian Central Andes, more than 4,100 meters above sea level. This ecosystem has unique and threatened endemic bird species worldwide such as Junin Grebe and Junin Rail and it is an important stopover site for migratory species.

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Building capacity to save Haiti’s biodiversity

Tue, 17/04/2012 - 13:25

BirdLife has been stepping up its efforts to build the capacity of Société Audubon Haiti, the latest chapter of which sees their field biologist Enold Louis-Jean travelling to Jersey to participate in a 12-week course designed to equip conservationists with the skills needed to manage species recovery.

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New report published on the State of Bolivia’s Birds

Tue, 17/04/2012 - 09:54

Asociación Armonía (BirdLife in Bolivia) has just published a major report on the status of the country’s avifauna

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Monitoring birds in Montserrat’s Centre Hills

Mon, 16/04/2012 - 11:01

Forestry staff from Montserrat’s Department of Environment are currently in the field conducting the annual bird monitoring exercise to determine the bird populations in the island’s Centre Hills Important Bird Area.

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Southern Cone Grasslands Alliance activities support shorebird conservation in Uruguay

Wed, 11/04/2012 - 21:59

Annually, the Buff-breasted Sandpiper and American Golden Plover undertake some of the longest journeys of any migratory birds in the world, from their breeding grounds in the tundra of North America to wintering sites in the grasslands of Southern South America. Aves Uruguay (BirdLife in Uruguay) and partners have secured approximately 3000 hectares for both species of shorebirds through good management practices of the natural grasslands.

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Government protects critical habitat for the Grenada Dove

Tue, 10/04/2012 - 17:29

In August 2011, the Government of Grenada’s Cabinet approved the protection of the last piece of government-owned Grenada Dove habitat through the addition of approximately 100 acres (c.40 ha) of the Beausejour Estate to the adjacent Perseverance Protected Area and Dove Sanctuary.

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Vertebrates get the Red List treatment in Cuba

Tue, 06/03/2012 - 11:11

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.

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