News Americas

Tribute to Donal C. O’Brien, a conservationist for the ages

Tue, 10/09/2013 - 09:48

Few leaders in the history of the conservation movement have been as passionate about birds as Donal C. O'Brien Jr., who passed away on September 8.

Americas United States of America Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBAs) - Americas

El proyecto del gasoducto OCTOPUS amenaza un humedal clave para las aves migratorias y residentes en Chile

Tue, 20/08/2013 - 15:57

El humedal Rocuant-Andalién situado entre las ciudades de Talcahauno, Penco y Concepción en Chile se ve amenazado por la construcción propuesta de un gasoducto de gas natural licuado conectando un nuevo terminal marítimo llamado “Terminal Marítimo OCTOPUS LNG, Bahía de Concepción, VIII Región del Bío-Bio” con dos centrales termoeléctricas futuras tierra adentro.

Americas Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBAs) - Americas

OCTOPUS pipeline project threatens top Chilean wetland for migratory and resident birds

Tue, 20/08/2013 - 15:47

The Rocuant-Andalién wetland located between the cities of Talcahuano, Penco and Concepción, Chile is under threat from the proposed construction of a liquid gas pipeline connecting a new maritime terminal called “OCTOPUS Maritime Terminal, Concepción Bay, VIII region of Bio-bio” with two new thermo-electric plants to be built inland.

Americas Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBAs) - Americas

Birdfair beefs up conservation for grassland migrants in the Americas

Fri, 16/08/2013 - 05:00

The largest event for nature on the planet is taking place this weekend and is raising money BirdLife's Flyway Programme

Americas Migratory Birds and Flyways - Americas

Minister of the Environment signs into destruction of Sierra de Bahoruco IBA, Dominican Republic

Mon, 22/07/2013 - 12:36

Sierra de Bahoruco, an Important Bird and Biodiversity Area in the Dominican Republic has been recently identified as an IBA in Danger and is under immediate threat from development,

Americas Dominican Republic Forests of Hope

Caribbean Seabird Conservation: new study begins!

Fri, 19/07/2013 - 15:26

A two-year study has begun to identify important feeding areas for a range of Caribbean seabird species on the UK Overseas Territories of Anguilla and British Virgin Islands (BVI).

Americas Anguilla Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBAs) - Americas

Caribbean’s dry forest protection expanded

Wed, 17/07/2013 - 13:47

The National Trust of the Cayman Islands has acquired 8 more acres to add to the Mastic Reserve, bringing the total amount of land protected by the Trust in the Important Bird Area to 843 acres.

Americas Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBAs) - Americas

Pollutants threaten iconic Canadian bird

Tue, 09/07/2013 - 13:23

The Common Loon is becoming increasingly less common, most likely due to pollution from the burning of fossil fuels. Not only a symbol of the Canadian wilderness, this bird species is an excellent indicator of the health of the wilderness.

Americas Canada Preventing Extinctions - Americas

Shearwaters show signs of recovery as Allen Cay IBA is declared mouse-free

Fri, 05/07/2013 - 08:46

Allen Cay in the Bahamas, an important breeding site for Audubon’s Shearwater and home of an eponymous endemic iguana, has been declared free of the invasive house mice which were threatening both species.

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