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Grupo Jaragua (BirdLife in Dominican Republic) receiving private sector environmental award in recognition of 24 years of committed conservation

Grupo Jaragua wins the Dominican Republic’s largest private sector environmental award

Thu, 17/10/2013 - 11:48

Grupo Jaragua (BirdLife in the Dominican Republic) has been awarded the prestigious George Arzeno Brugal Grand Prize.

Americas Dominican Republic Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBAs) - Americas

Yellow Warbler (Ron Ridout)

Canadian scientists publish human-related bird mortality estimates

Tue, 01/10/2013 - 13:46

Scientists with Environment Canada, the federal government ministry responsible for protecting the environment and conserving Canada’s natural heritage, have found that human-related activities destroy roughly 269 million birds and 2 million bird nests in Canada each year.

Americas Canada Migratory Birds and Flyways - Americas

Video: Green Beef - towards grassland beef certification by the Southern Cone Grasslands Alliance

Wed, 25/09/2013 - 11:38

The quality of beef depends on the quality of the environment the cows graze on... Introducing Grassland Beef Certification - towards biodiversity-friendly premium beef and support for conservation of important South American grasslands

Americas Grasslands - Pastizales del Cono Sur

he Haida Gwaii archipelago includes many IBAs recognised for their populations of breeding seabirds (Parks Canada)

Parks Canada aims to make seabird island IBAs rat-free

Fri, 20/09/2013 - 13:20

Parks Canada staff are clearing invasive rats from two important seabird breeding islands off the coast of British Columbia

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

Vinaceous Amazon Parrot Amazona vinacea

Project: Building the foundation for effective conservation of Vinaceous Amazon Parrot (Amazona vinacea) in Paraguay.

Wed, 18/09/2013 - 19:32

The Association Guyra Paraguay, BirdLife's Partner in Paraguay, has started a project towards the long-term conservation of the Vinaceous Amazon Parrot Amazona vinacea.

Americas Paraguay Preventing Extinctions

Agreement for birds, coffee and people in Puerto Rico

Agreement for birds, coffee and people in Puerto Rico

Mon, 16/09/2013 - 17:47

The Sociedad Ornitológica Puertorriqueña (SOPI, BirdLife in Puerto Rico) signed an agreement with Cafiesencia, a local NGO, to collaborate in promoting economic sustainability and biodiversity conservation through the production of “Ecological Shade-grown Coffee” in the Important Bird and Biodiversity Area (IBA) of Maricao and Susua in Puerto Rico.

Americas Puerto Rico Capacity Development - Americas

Tribute to Donal C. O’Brien

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

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