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Mississippi River can buy time for Louisiana wetlands, scientists say

Mon, 14/06/2010
Mississippi River water can keep oil away from some of Louisiana's fragile marshes, buying time for critical response efforts, says Audubon (BirdLife Partner in the U.S.) coastal scientist G. Paul Kemp, Ph.D.

Alliance for grasslands

Mon, 14/06/2010
The Alliances initiative for the conservation of the South American Southern Cone grasslands was launched by organisations dedicated to the conservation and study of wild birds in the four South American countries which share the great biome of the 'Pampas' or grasslands of the Southern Cone of the continent.

Americas IBA Directory available in Pdf

Thu, 10/06/2010
Last month, a new directory of Important Bird Areas in the Americas was launched in Washington D.C., USA. The directory, coordinated by the Americas Secretariat of BirdLife International, is the result of a joint effort between all countries in the Western Hemisphere with over 100 authors taking part in the 40 country or overseas territory chapters.

Help Audubon win $200,000 for Gulf of Mexico response

Mon, 07/06/2010
Audubon can receive a $200,000 donation for our Gulf of Mexico response by getting the most votes in the Environment/Wildlife category of the American Express Members project.

Oil Spill Answers from Bird Conservation Expert on the Ground

Mon, 07/06/2010
A week after oil began pouring into the Gulf of Mexico, Audubon's (BirdLife Partner in the US) Melanie Driscoll raced to Venice, Louisiana, to lend her expertise. Melanie reflects on the challenges of rescuing birds and coordinating an army of volunteers, and the unfortunate negative impacts some efforts to fight the spill are having on birds.

Ambientalistas piden proteger la biodiversidad

Fri, 04/06/2010
En el marco del lanzamiento del libro documental Gran Pantanal, Paraguay, realizado ayer, ambientalistas y representantes de diferentes organizaciones sociales y del sector, destacaron la necesidad de valor y proteger la biodiversidad, es decir, el entorno natural con todos sus recursos y ecosistemas.

El ganado y las aves silvestres pueden coexistir mejor en los pastizales

Thu, 03/06/2010
Dos nuevos informes científicos producidos en el marco de la Alianza del Pastizal dan cuenta de la respuesta de las comunidades de aves típicas de pastizales naturales en relación al pastoreo en sistemas de ganadería extensiva.

Over 300 dead birds are likely Gulf spill victims

Tue, 25/05/2010
More than 300 sea birds, the bulk of them brown pelicans and northern gannets, have been found dead along the U.S. Gulf Coast during the first five weeks of the oil spill off Louisiana, wildlife officials reported on Monday.

Helping local communities to influence decision makers in Northwestern Pichincha, Ecuador

Fri, 21/05/2010
Aves y Conservacion work with local communuties is helping the forests as well as the people –“Biodiversity for Development and Poverty Alleviation” is this year’s theme for International Day for Biological Diversity