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Birdfair beefs up conservation for grassland migrants in the Americas

Birdfair beefs up conservation for grassland migrants in the Americas

Fri, 16/08/2013
The largest event for nature on the planet is taking place this weekend and is raising money BirdLife's Flyway Programme
A bulldozer in Loma Charco Azul Biological Reserve

Minister of the Environment signs into destruction of Sierra de Bahoruco IBA, Dominican Republic

Mon, 22/07/2013
Sierra de Bahoruco, an Important Bird and Biodiversity Area in the Dominican Republic has been recently identified as an IBA in Danger and is under immediate threat from development,
Frigatebird colony

Caribbean Seabird Conservation: new study begins!

Fri, 19/07/2013
A two-year study has begun to identify important feeding areas for a range of Caribbean seabird species on the UK Overseas Territories of Anguilla and British Virgin Islands (BVI).
Enjoying the Mastic Trail

Caribbean’s dry forest protection expanded

Wed, 17/07/2013
The National Trust of the Cayman Islands has acquired 8 more acres to add to the Mastic Reserve, bringing the total amount of land protected by the Trust in the Important Bird Area to 843 acres.
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.