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Indian Government should have listened to BNHS on Andhra power plant

Tue, 20/07/2010
The four lives lost in police firing at Sompeta in Srikakulam district of Andhra Pradesh, India protesting against the thermal power plant by Nagarjuna Construction Company, would have been saved, had the government listened to the Bombay Natural History Society (BNHS, BirdLife in India) report submitted in December 2009 concerning power plants in the wetlands of Srikakulam district.

Southernmost mangroves on Pacific coast join international conservation network

Thu, 15/07/2010
Located in the Piura region of Peru, the most austral mangroves of the pacific coast are found at San Pedro de Vice. Together with the Virrila estuary and the lakes of Ramon and Ñapique, they make up the Piura wetlands complex, of great importance to migratory shorebirds, with more than 20 species using the complex as stopover and wintering sites.

Another success story of raptor rehabilitation in Thailand

Thu, 15/07/2010
On March 23, 2010, Center of Wildlife Rescue Coordination, Wildlife Conservation Office, Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation (DNP) brought a Brahminy Kite to Kasetsart University Raptor Rehabilitation Center (KURRU) for rehabilitation and release to the wild.

Reefs and Mangroves Essential for Economic Growth in Dominican Republic

Wed, 14/07/2010
The degradation of coastal ecosystems, such as coral reefs and mangroves, could cost the tourism industry in the Dominican Republic nearly USD $100 million and threaten the livelihoods of Dominican fishermen who depend on these ecosystems for survival.

New population of Grey-breasted Parakeet discovered in rocky outcrops in Quixadá, Ceará, in...

Tue, 13/07/2010
A new population of the Critically Endangered Grey-breasted Parakeet (Pyrrhura griseipectus) has been found nesting in atypical habitat in the “table mountains” of Quixada, Ceará, northeastern Brazil.

Zapata Rail on the edge

Tue, 13/07/2010
Zapata Rail is a very poorly-known waterbird now confined to the Zapata Swamp in western Cuba. The bird’s elusive nature has caused confusion within the ornithological community as to its status – confusion that may have unwittingly provided a smoke screen to a very real threat that may be driving the species to extinction.

Illegal pets in the Philippines

Mon, 12/07/2010
A few days ago, I watched Richard Gutierrez tell his TV audience the perils of buying exotic and endangered animals as pets. He elaborated that these animals especially those that are forest-dependent cannot survive in an urban setting. Some may do but will exhibit stress-induced movements or behavior.

Important Bird Areas in the Pacific region identified

Mon, 12/07/2010
A quarter of the World’s critically endangered birds hovering on extinction are from the Pacific region, the challenge now is to do everything possible to save endangered Pacific bird species before it is too late...

State decree institutes Cherry-throated Tanager ecological corridor

Thu, 08/07/2010
Located in the montane region of the Espírito Santo state, the Ecological Corridor will contribute to the conservation of the Critically Endangered Cherry-throated Tanager, in addition to other six globally threatened species