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New population of Grey-breasted Parakeet discovered in rocky outcrops in Quixadá, Ceará, in northeastern Brazil

Tue, 13/07/2010
A new population of the Critically Endangered Grey-breasted Parakeet (Pyrrhura griseipectus) has been found nesting in atypical habitat in the “table mountains” of Quixada, Ceará, northeastern Brazil.

Zapata Rail on the edge

Tue, 13/07/2010
Zapata Rail is a very poorly-known waterbird now confined to the Zapata Swamp in western Cuba. The bird’s elusive nature has caused confusion within the ornithological community as to its status – confusion that may have unwittingly provided a smoke screen to a very real threat that may be driving the species to extinction.

State decree institutes Cherry-throated Tanager ecological corridor

Thu, 08/07/2010
Located in the montane region of the Espírito Santo state, the Ecological Corridor will contribute to the conservation of the Critically Endangered Cherry-throated Tanager, in addition to other six globally threatened species

Grand Cayman mangrove buffer ripped up

Mon, 05/07/2010
As the National Trust launches its campaign to push for the long awaited conservation law, Grand Cayman has lost another significant stretch of natural habitat from the North Sound coastline.

Last remaining mangrove wetland in Barbados disappearing

Mon, 05/07/2010
A new environmental study sharply critical of the Government of Barbados shows the key Graeme Hall mangrove wetland is disappearing due to outside pollution and poor water quality.

Arctic-breeding birds will be among next victims of the Gulf oil disaster

Fri, 02/07/2010
For the next six months, beginning in early July, tens of millions of shorebirds, waterfowl and other migratory birds will land on oiled beaches, in sullied coastal wetlands and on tainted ocean waters.

Eastern Caribbean students draw attention to seabirds

Mon, 28/06/2010
Three pupils from Dominica, Antigua and Martinique have secured their schools EC$300 for books on nature conservation. Emma Farley, Jordan Simmons and Christelle Brunot are the winners of Environmental Protection In the Caribbean’s (EPIC) Eastern Caribbean poster competition, ‘Why are Seabirds Important?’.

El Directorio de IBAs de Las Américas está disponible en pdf

Thu, 24/06/2010
El mes pasado, fue realizado el lanzamiento oficial de un nuevo directorio de las Áreas Importantes para la Conservación de las Aves, en Washington D.C., E.E.U.U. El directorio, coordinado por el Secretariado de BirdLife International en Las Américas, es el resultado de un esfuerzo compartido entre todos los países del hemisferio occidental.

Gulf Disaster—Audubon Responds

Thu, 17/06/2010

Audubon President explores threats to birds and their habitat on location in the Gulf