BirdLife Americas Partnership
The Program in the Americas is jointly implemented by the BirdLife Partnership and the Secretariat in Cambridge. Seventeen national NGOs in the American continent comprise the BirdLife network of democratic, membership based groups working towards a common goal: to conserve birds and their habitats in the region.
In countries where BirdLife does not have an official Partner, it works through other NGOs, governments and country programs to help advance its goals. In the Americas, more than ½ million members and over 1,000 staff help raise more than $80 million for the conservation of birds.
BirdLife International has a network of NGOs and individuals in nineteen countries and territories in the Americas: Canada, Chile, United States, Bahamas, Cuba, Puerto Rico, Belize, El Salvador, Panama, Mexico, Suriname, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Bolivia, Uruguay, Paraguay, Argentina, Brazil and the Falkland Islands (Malvinas).
Representatives on the Regional Council of the Americas (CRA) oversee the governance and strategic direction of the Americas partnership and are comprised wholly of individuals who are elected from Partners and Partner Designates. While the CRA meets biannually, a small elected executive body convenes regularly to guide program development and provide continuity.
The Americas is supported by a decentralized Secretariat staff currently based in one of the most biodiversity rich countries in the world; Ecuador. The BirdLife Americas Office is situated in Quito and is supported by the Brazil and Caribbean Program, and Science Support from Cambridge, United Kingdom. The Americas Secretariat is comprised of eight staff, plus ten members in Brazil, one in United Kingdom and one in Puerto Rico that supports the BirdLife Partnership in the Americas and provides a wide range of experience and skills within the fields of ornithology, conservation, management, fundraising, advocacy, communications and administration. The Americas Division collaborates and coordinates with other conservation organizations, donors, governments, academic institutions and Conventions in key countries throughout the Americas.
|BirdLife Americas Division staff:|
Staff in the Quito Office
Amiro Pérez-Leroux, PhD.
Mrs Amanda Tapia
Mrs Doris Torres
Mrs Itala Yépez
Mrs. Lucila Colcha
Staff in the UK Office and Puerto Rico
Mr David Wege
Miss Verónica Anadón (Based in Puerto Rico)
Miss Laura Perdomo (Based in Dominican Republic)
Staff in Paraguay
Gaetano Martino 215 esq. Tte. Ross
Dr Rob Clay
Other Americas Staff
Fernando Angulo Pratolongo
Aníbal F. Parera
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