15 Oct 2010

Emblem of the dry forests

By BirdLife Americas

Fact sheets on threatened and migratory birds

Continuing the series of educational materials for schools in the Americas, this poster-sized fact file highlights the Critically Endangered White-winged Guan (Penelope albipennis), found only in the dry forests of northern Peru, within the Tumbesian region. BirdLife’s Preventing Extinctions Program is implementing a series of educational projects to raise awareness of the plight of the guan with local communities within its geographical range, especially educating against hunting, with funding from Field Guides Inc., and Fundaciíon Biodiversidad . Materials from the World Bird Festival will be used in conjunction with this project.

The fact file on White-winged Guan is part of a series of educational materials produced for the World Bird Festival in the Americas. Materials are available in Spanish and English.

Download the fact file in Spanish or English. In line with the International Year of Biodiversity, this year’s festival theme is “Biodiversity is life. Biodiversity is our life”. Biodiversity conservation is important for our livelihoods all over the planet and this year’s festival aims to reinforce this message, both in urban and rural contexts. As part of the festival, the Americas BirdLife Secretariat, in collaboration with BirdLife Partners in the region, has produced a series of materials for school teachers to use in promoting biodiversity conservation, these include a booklet of information and activities for children, and the poster-size fact sheets on threatened and migratory birds in the region. Download the complete set of materials here! ——————————————————————————————————————————————
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