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Festival de las Aves en Perú

Fri, 05/11/2010 - 18:29

En el marco de la celebración del Festival Mundial de las Aves 2010 en el Perú, la Asociación Cracidae Perú y el Centro de Ornitología y Biodiversidad - CORBIDI, repartieron el material preparado especialmente para el festival, consistente en pósters justamente de la pava aliblanca, stickers y guías para maestros de escuelas de educación primaria.

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Feria del Turismo y las Aves 2010 en Quito, Ecuador

Thu, 04/11/2010 - 20:02

En el marco del Festival Mundial de las Aves 2010 en Ecuador, se desarrolló la Feria del Turismo y las Aves el domingo 24 de octubre en la Plaza de la República en Quito, evento organizado por el Gobierno Provincial de Pichincha, Aves & Conservación (BirdLife en Ecuador) y la Universidad Tecnológica Equinoccial (UTE).

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Festival Mundial de las Aves se toma Reserva de la Biosfera Araucarias

Thu, 04/11/2010 - 19:56

En las comunas de Curacautín y Lonquimay se encuentran cuatro bellas Áreas Silvestres protegidas, el Parque Nacional Conguillío; la Reserva Nacional de Malalcahuello y Nalcas; el Parque Nacional Tolhuaca y la Reserva Nacional Alto Bío Bío. Esta región cuenta con una gran riqueza en aves tales como el Blanquillo, el Picurio Pimpollo, Avutarda o Canquen, el Pato Quetru, el Cóndor, Carpintero negro, Cernícalo, Tucuquere, Picaflor, etc., entre muchas otras aves. Lo que ha posibilitado que “Este festival invite a la reflexión sobre la importancia de la biodiversidad, la importancia de las aves en su rol de equilibrio en los ecosistemas, y el valor de una ciudadanía que aprende y conoce su entorno, preservándolo para futuras generaciones”, señaló Leonardo Araya, Encargado Territorial por CONAF, de las Áreas Silvestres Protegidas de la Provincia de Malleco.

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Festival mundial de las aves en Mantagua

Thu, 04/11/2010 - 19:41

La comunidad de Mantagua se vistió de fiesta, el fin de semana recién pasado, al realizar el domingo 24 de octubre, desde muy temprano, la segunda actividad organizada por CODEFF V Región, que esta vez tuvo como escenario el Humedal de Mantagua ubicado en la comuna de Quintero, como parte de las celebraciones que se realizan en todo el planeta con motivo del Festival Mundial de las Aves 2010.

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Birds Korea Blueprint 2010

Thu, 04/11/2010 - 09:16

The Birds Korea Blueprint aims to support ongoing conservation initiatives as part of the Republic of Korea’s (ROK) efforts to reduce the rate of biodiversity loss, in line with commitments to the Millennium Development Goals.

Asia

Hope for Tasmania’s forests

Thu, 04/11/2010 - 08:05

Birds Australia (BirdLife Partner) have just reported that there is a ray of hope for Tasmania’s beleaguered forests and the birds and other creatures that call them home.

Pacific

South African birds in trouble

Wed, 03/11/2010 - 08:46

Of the 10,000 bird species on Earth, 1,226 are listed as Critically Endangered, Endangered or Vulnerable. Forty of these occur in South Africa and of these 20 are endemic. Although extinction is a natural phenomenon, species are now disappearing from our planet at an alarming rate, and studies have shown that this is mostly driven by human activities.

Africa

Satellites Keep Eye on Mangroves within Largest Barrier Reef System in the Americas

Wed, 03/11/2010 - 03:36

The Water Center for the Humid Tropics of Latin America and the Caribbean (CATHALAC), recently completed a World Wildlife Fund (WWF)-financed study of the mangrove ecosystems which are a crucial part of the Belize Barrier Reef Complex – the world’s second largest coral reef system – and part of the broader Mesoamerican Reef Ecoregion.

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Project to save reefs from climate change launched

Mon, 01/11/2010 - 08:06

Nature Seychelles (BirdLife Partner) have launched an innovative project to restore damaged corals in Seychelles called Reef Rescuers - Restoring Coral Reefs in the Face of Climate Change at its office the Centre for Environment and Education in Roche Caiman in the presence of Seychelles Minister for Investment, Natural Resources & Industry, Peter Sinon, US Ambassador to the Seychelles Mary Jo Wills, partners from government and the civil society, and other guests.

Africa

COP10 makes historic agreement to save biodiversity

Fri, 29/10/2010 - 17:19

Nagoya, 0140 - Weary delegates rose to their feet in a spontaneous standing ovation to celebrate a historic deal to save biodiversity and the planet

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Concurso: Ponle el nombre al ave simbolo del Festival Mundial de las Aves

Thu, 28/10/2010 - 22:14

Como sabemos el Festival Mundial de las Aves se celebró este año como otros con gran éxito. Paíes como Ecuador, Bolivia, Argentina,...

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Erzhan helps locate important new staging site for Sociable Lapwing in Turkey

Thu, 28/10/2010 - 11:44

On October 10th, 554 Sociable Lapwings were located in central eastern Turkey - the largest flock of migrating Sociable Lapwings encountered so far this autumn marking the discovery of an important new staging site.

Middle East

New commitments and calls for compromise at COP10

Wed, 27/10/2010 - 22:59

The arrival of the Ministers meant a new series of speeches, country by country, some with news of extra financing for biodiversity. Meanwhile there is mounting pressure on all stakeholders to make compromises in order to reach agreement by the end of this week.

Murales de aves en noroccidente de Pichincha

Wed, 27/10/2010 - 22:14

Como parte del Festival Mundial de las Aves 2010 en Ecuador, Aves & Conservación trabajó con escuelas y colegios del noroccidente de la provincia de Pichincha realizando murales de las aves propias de la zona con el apoyo de su Proyecto “Gestión Ambiental Local para la Conservación Participativa de tres IBAS en el Noroccidente de Pichincha”.

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Eco-tourism development in north Andros, Bahamas

Wed, 27/10/2010 - 17:44

The Bahamas National Trust (BirdLife in the Bahamas) pursues community engagement to develop ecotourism enterprises and wildlife management in north-east Andros, Bahamas.

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Now or never: action to stop impending extinctions is announced

Wed, 27/10/2010 - 09:26

Developing countries will be in a better position to halt the extinction of species that are hanging by a very thin thread, under a new partnership sponsored by the Global Environment Facility.

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Sinking a few in Chile with Albatross Task Force Instructor Luis Cabezas

Wed, 27/10/2010 - 08:32

Between the 4th August and 2nd September two ATF Chile instructors (including myself!) took to the high seas onboard a Chilean pelagic longline vessel that fishes for swordfish. What was our mission? What was our objective?

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Nature’s backbone at risk

Wed, 27/10/2010 - 01:00

The most comprehensive assessment of the world’s vertebrates confirms an extinction crisis with one-fifth of species threatened. However, the situation would be worse were it not for current global conservation efforts, according to a study launched at the 10th Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity, CBD, in Nagoya, Japan

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