News Americas

Yellow Warbler (Ron Ridout)

Canadian scientists publish human-related bird mortality estimates

Tue, 01/10/2013
Scientists with Environment Canada, the federal government ministry responsible for protecting the environment and conserving Canada’s natural heritage, have found that human-related activities destroy roughly 269 million birds and 2 million bird nests in Canada each year.

Video: Green Beef - towards grassland beef certification by the Southern Cone Grasslands Alliance

Wed, 25/09/2013
The quality of beef depends on the quality of the environment the cows graze on... Introducing Grassland Beef Certification - towards biodiversity-friendly premium beef and support for conservation of important South American grasslands
he Haida Gwaii archipelago includes many IBAs recognised for their populations of breeding seabirds (Parks Canada)

Parks Canada aims to make seabird island IBAs rat-free

Fri, 20/09/2013
Parks Canada staff are clearing invasive rats from two important seabird breeding islands off the coast of British Columbia
Agreement for birds, coffee and people in Puerto Rico

Agreement for birds, coffee and people in Puerto Rico

Mon, 16/09/2013
The Sociedad Ornitológica Puertorriqueña (SOPI, BirdLife in Puerto Rico) signed an agreement with Cafiesencia, a local NGO, to collaborate in promoting economic sustainability and biodiversity conservation through the production of “Ecological Shade-grown Coffee” in the Important Bird and Biodiversity Area (IBA) of Maricao and Susua in Puerto Rico.
Tribute to Donal C. O’Brien

Tribute to Donal C. O’Brien, a conservationist for the ages

Tue, 10/09/2013
Few leaders in the history of the conservation movement have been as passionate about birds as Donal C. O'Brien Jr., who passed away on September 8.

El proyecto del gasoducto OCTOPUS amenaza un humedal clave para las aves migratorias y residentes en Chile

Tue, 20/08/2013
El humedal Rocuant-Andalién situado entre las ciudades de Talcahauno, Penco y Concepción en Chile se ve amenazado por la construcción propuesta de un gasoducto de gas natural licuado conectando un nuevo terminal marítimo llamado “Terminal Marítimo OCTOPUS LNG, Bahía de Concepción, VIII Región del Bío-Bio” con dos centrales termoeléctricas futuras tierra adentro.