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Common Loon (Sandra and Frank Horvath)

Pollutants threaten iconic Canadian bird

Tue, 09/07/2013
The Common Loon is becoming increasingly less common, most likely due to pollution from the burning of fossil fuels. Not only a symbol of the Canadian wilderness, this bird species is an excellent indicator of the health of the wilderness.

Shearwaters show signs of recovery as Allen Cay IBA is declared mouse-free

Fri, 05/07/2013
Allen Cay in the Bahamas, an important breeding site for Audubon’s Shearwater and home of an eponymous endemic iguana, has been declared free of the invasive house mice which were threatening both species.

A future for the Hooded Grebe

Sat, 22/06/2013
The Argentinian Government has announced plans for a National Park in Patagonia, helping to safeguard a future for the Critically Endangered Hooded Grebe

Swarovski Optik supports new conservation initiative for threatened Canada Warbler

Thu, 20/06/2013
Together with the support of Swarovski Optik, international conservation organisations are undertaking a new joint initiative to save the threatened Canada Warbler and related migratory boreal forest species.
Dr Alberto Yanosky has been recognised for his outstanding work and lifetime contribution that has furthered the understanding and practice of conservation in Paraguay (National Geographic)

Guyra’s Yanosky recognised as a leader of conservation in Latin America

Fri, 14/06/2013
Dr Alberto Yanosky, Executive Director of BirdLife Partner Guyra Paraguay, has won the 2013 National Geographic Society/Buffett Award for Leadership in Latin American Conservation.

Ecosystem Services in High Andean Wetlands

Wed, 10/04/2013
Ecosystem services provided by high Andean wetlands must be understood in order to ensure their conservation.
High Andean wetlands, home of the Grebes (Fundación Yuchan)

A last chance for High Andean Grebes?

Mon, 08/04/2013

The wetlands of the High Andes are an evolutionary hotspot for the grebe family (Podici

Lake Junín: protection and sustainable use of High-Andean ecosystems

Wed, 03/04/2013

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