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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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Paul Winter, composer of Flyways, named to receive Audubon award

Fri, 02/03/2012 - 21:01

Grammy-winning saxophonist will receive the John James Audubon Center Award for Art Inspiring Conservation (AIC) in April.

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Alarm in Paraguay at settlement plans for Ñacunday National Park

Wed, 29/02/2012 - 09:52

Paraguayan environmental organizations including Guyra Paraguay (BirdLife in Paraguay) are alarmed at the recent decision of the national government to actively promote the settlement of small-scale farmers ('campesinos') within the Ñacunday National Park. The decision to promote a solution which flouts both national legislation and international conventions, sets a worrying precedent for other protected areas in the country.

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Registration and Abstract Submission for the 2012 North American Ornithological Conference

Thu, 16/02/2012 - 13:19

The fifth North American Ornithological Conference will take place this August at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada.

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More petrels discovered in Haiti

Tue, 07/02/2012 - 11:14

The nocturnal calls of Black-capped Petrels Pterodroma hasitata have guided Haitian researchers to discover more nesting locations for this Endangered seabird.

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La Sociedad Audubon Panamá contribuye a la conservación de los humedales

Thu, 02/02/2012 - 15:55

La Sociedad Audubon Panamá (BirdLife en Panamá) celebra el Día Mundial de los Humedales con charlas relacionadas al tema de este año 'HUMEDALES Y TURISMO'. Esta organización compartirá sus conocimientos y experiencias en torno a la conservación de la Bahía de Panamá, sus aves y hábitats.

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Las primeras imágenes captadas de un pichón dan esperanza a un ave marina amenazada del Caribe

Fri, 13/01/2012 - 11:08

Una nueva localidad de anidación para el diablotín Pterodroma hasitata ha sido descubierta en Haití a través de los esfuerzos en el campo de un grupo de colaboradores dominicanos y haitianos.

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First ever chick photos give hope for threatened Caribbean seabird

Fri, 13/01/2012 - 05:54

A new nesting location for Black-capped Petrel has been discovered in Haiti by the efforts of a joint Dominican – Haitian field team.

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A voyage for Caribbean Seabirds

Wed, 11/01/2012 - 11:20

Documenting new seabird-colony Important Bird Areas, finding previously undocumented colonies and colonies thought to be extirpated: these are just some of the exciting discoveries reported within Environmental Protection in the Caribbean’s (EPIC’s) ground-breaking Seabird Breeding Atlas of the Lesser Antilles.

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SAVE Brasil da inicio a los ecos de Conservación en la Serra do Urubu

Fri, 30/12/2011 - 02:23

Desde 2004, SAVE Brasil (BirdLife en Brasil) lidera el proyecto de Conservación de Serra do Urubu, en el municipio de Lagoa dos...

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Pequeñas donaciones, gran conservación de manglares

Fri, 23/12/2011 - 21:27

La Alianza para la Conservación del Manglar Neotropical otorgó su primera pequeña donación al Grupo Jaragua (BirdLife en la República Dominicana) como parte de una iniciativa para catalizar la conservación comunal de manglares en el Caribe Insular.

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Small grants, big conservation for mangroves

Fri, 23/12/2011 - 20:55

The Neotropical Mangrove Conservation Alliance has awarded its first small grant to Grupo Jaragua (BirdLife in the Dominican Republic) as part of an initiative to catalyze community-based mangrove conservation in the Insular Caribbean.

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Todo un éxito: Los productores de Ganado del Cono Sur, apoyan la conservación de las Pampas y sus aves

Tue, 20/12/2011 - 20:04

Una vez más se reunieron los productores de ganado en campo nativo y representantes de la comunidad conservacionista de los países del...

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A resounding success: Cattle Ranchers in the Southern Cone support the conservation of the Pampas and their birds

Tue, 20/12/2011 - 19:40

For the fifth year in succession, cattle ranchers and representatives of the conservation community in the Southern Cone of South America have gathered to discuss the conservation of natural grasslands

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Audubon's 112th Christmas Bird Count Reigns as a Model for 'Crowd Science'

Tue, 06/12/2011 - 08:31

The longest running Citizen Science survey in the world, Audubon’s annual Christmas Bird Count (CBC) will take place from December 14, 2011 to January 5, 2012.

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Jaragua Community Volunteers celebrate World Bird Festival

Mon, 05/12/2011 - 20:49

Last October, the local community of El Cajuil-located in the south-west of Dominican Republic-participated in World Bird Festival (WBF) activities.

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