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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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Imperial Woodpecker found on 1956 film but not on surveys to film location.

Thu, 27/10/2011 - 08:13

Film capturing the last ever confirmed sighting of an Imperial Woodpecker is released. But surveys to the exact location fail to find evidence that the species still exists.

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Land rights at last for indigenous protectors of Paraguay’s Atlantic Forest

Thu, 20/10/2011 - 08:52

After 10 years of negotiations, the indigenous Kue Tuvy Aché community in Paraguay have gained formal recognition of their ownership of the land, part of the Bosque Mbaracayú Important Bird Area.

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V Encuentro de Productores de Ganado del Cono Sur, apoyo a la conservación de las Pampas y sus aves

Wed, 12/10/2011 - 17:13

Los productores de ganado en campo nativo y representantes de la comunidad conservacionista de los países del Cono sur sudamericano se reunirán...

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America, the continent of birds

Fri, 07/10/2011 - 22:21

October is the month to celebrate birds in the Americas, and as in previous years, both BirdLife Partner and non-partner organizations are joining the celebrations. At least 12 organizations have already started their celebratory activities, ranging from outdoor walks, birding tours, painting and photography competitions, and educational talks, among others.

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América, el continente de las Aves

Fri, 07/10/2011 - 22:08

Octubre es el mes de las Aves en las Américas y como es usual, organizaciones socias y no socias de BirdLife se unen este año a la misma. Al menos 12 organizaciones han iniciado ya sus actividades que van desde caminatas al aire libre, visitas de observación de aves, concursos de pintura y fotografía, charlas educativas, entre otras.

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Nature Canada Seeks Public Support to Send Canadian Youth on Arctic Expedition

Wed, 05/10/2011 - 20:17

Nature Canada (BirdLife Partner) has entered a funding competition to give 13 Canadian youth the opportunity of a lifetime aboard Arctic Expedition 2012.

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Department of Environment Logo Competition Rules

Tue, 04/10/2011 - 18:19

The Department of Environment Montserrat has announced a logo competition with a prize of $500 USD on offer.

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A chance to raise money for El Triunfo - and win a visit

Fri, 23/09/2011 - 17:05

"By joining in this competition you will help conserve one of the most important cloud forests in the Americas," says Rosa María Vidal of Pronatura Chiapas

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Grupo Jaragua celebrates 2nd year of the Bahoruco Summer Camp

Fri, 23/09/2011 - 05:59

The Bahoruco Summer Camp run by Grupo Jaragua (BirdLife in the Dominican Republic), the local grassroots organization Voluntarios Comunitarios de Jaragua and the Puerto Escondido Birding Club.

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Grupo Jaragua celebra el 2º Campamento de Verano Bahoruco

Fri, 23/09/2011 - 05:14

El 2º Campamento de Verano Bahoruco fue celebrado en la localidad de Puerto Escondido, República Dominicana, los días 27 y 28 del pasado mes agosto. Esta actividad educativa gratuita, es realizada desde el año 2010 por el Grupo Jaragua (BirdLife en República Dominicana), la organización de base Voluntarios Comunitarios de Jaragua y el Club de Observadores de Aves de Puerto Escondido.

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El Campamento de Verano Jaragua: quince años de trayectoria en la concienciación ambiental de las comunidades locales

Thu, 22/09/2011 - 01:56

El pasado mes de agosto, el Grupo Jaragua (BirdLife en República Dominicana) celebró el 15º Campamento de Verano Jaragua y a su vez, 15 años de esfuerzos continuos a favor de una mayor conciencia ambiental en las comunidades locales.

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The Jaragua Summer Camp: fifteen years of experience in the environmental awareness of local communities

Thu, 22/09/2011 - 00:49

Last August, Grupo Jaragua (BirdLife in the Dominican Republic) held its 15th Jaragua Summer Camp and in turn, celebrated 15 years of continuous efforts towards a greater environmental awareness in local communities.

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Study rings alarm bells for Amazonian wildlife

Thu, 15/09/2011 - 08:57

The Amazon is currently experiencing the highest absolute rate of forest loss globally. Yet the proportion of Amazonian species assessed as ‘threatened’ with extinction is below the global average.

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Ecotourism taking roots in Turquino-Bayamesa, Cuba

Wed, 14/09/2011 - 23:44

Communities around Turquino-Bayamesa IBA are establishing management measures to conserve the watershed, forest and improve life conditions.

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