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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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Los Voluntarios Comunitarios de Jaragua celebran el Festival Mundial de las Aves

Mon, 05/12/2011 - 20:34

El pasado mes de octubre, la comunidad local El Cajuil, localizada en el suroeste de República Dominicana, participó en las actividades del Festival Mundial de las Aves (FMA). Esta celebración ambiental es festejada desde el 2003 por la organización Grupo Jaragua (BirdLife en República Dominicana) y el Grupo de Conservación Local Voluntarios Comunitarios de Jaragua, para concienciar a las comunidades aledañas al Parque Nacional Jaragua sobre las aves y sus hábitats.

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Conservation Groups Say “Save the Last Dance for the Sage Grouse”

Thu, 24/11/2011 - 18:21

Known for its spectacular mating dance, the Greater sage-grouse is an endangered species on the brink of extinction in Canada. Nature Canada (BirdLife Partner) has called on Canada's Environment Minister to enact an emergency protection order to protect this iconic prairie bird species.

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Birding the net makes strong impression with surfers

Wed, 23/11/2011 - 23:05

Audubon’s innovative social media campaign Birding the Net earnt 91 million website impressions during the past few weeks.

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Threatened whistling-ducks arrive at Woodbourne, Barbados

Wed, 09/11/2011 - 14:40

Flooding at BirdLife's Woodbourne Shorebird Refuge in Barbados reduced the amount of suitable stop-over habitat for shorebirds this autumn, but this proved good for ducks and in September, two globally threatened West Indian Whistling-ducks turned up - the first time the species has been on the island for 50 years.

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