News Argentina

The couple ran 6,504 miles (10,467km) in 15 months © Katharine & David Lowrie

Meet the couple who ran the length of South...

Mon, 11/06/2018
We interview Katharine Lowrie: part of a record-breaking couple who sailed the Atlantic to begin an ultra-marathon through South America, all to raise money and awareness for wildlife and wild places.
The rufa Red Knot is a sub-species of Red knot that migrates through the Americas © Hans Hillewaert

Red Knots plummet by 25% in a year in Tierra del...

Wed, 21/03/2018
For a while, it looked like they might actually be in recovery. But this year’s census of the American subspecies, the rufa Red Knot, found that numbers have plummeted to an all-time low. The likely cause? Food shortages in Delaware Bay, a crucial feeding stopover site on their migration.
Mar Chiquita lake harbours most of the planet's Chilean Flamingos © Pablo Rodriguez Merkel

2018 Birdfair project announced: a haven for...

Fri, 23/02/2018
This year’s British Birdwatching Fair will support the creation of Argentina's largest national park, in the process providing a haven to nearly a million flamingos and shorebirds.
The Andean Condor is classed as Threatened in Argentina due to plummeting populations © Pedro Szekely

34 Andean Condors found dead in Argentina - the...

Tue, 30/01/2018
Vulture deaths through poisoning aren’t just a problem in Africa and Eurasia. As a recent shocking incident shows, their American relatives are also being decimated – showing the urgent need for stronger laws to prevent future tragedy.
Food shortages are sending the female Antipodean Albatross (Left) on longer, and more perilous, foraging trips © Kath Walker

Two males for every female: Antipodean Albatross...

Fri, 22/12/2017
Antipodean Albatrosses court for years, mate for life and work together to raise their young – but human activity is causing a sex ratio imbalance that is destroying their lifelong romance. This year, they have been uplisted to Endangered on the IUCN Red List due to worrying population declines.
An Endangered Yellow-eyed Penguin found dead in the net of a fishing trawler © Ministry of Fisheries, New Zealand

Tangled and drowned: new study links penguin...

Thu, 30/11/2017
Every year, an estimated 400,000 seabirds worldwide are killed after getting unintentionally snared in gillnets while diving for food. A new review highlights that even penguins – the master swimmers of the avian world – aren’t safe from their clutches, and pinpoints where the threat is most acute.
Saffron-cowled Blackbird Conservation Project members scan the landscape to locate nesting sites © Francisco González Táboas

Meet the guardians watching over Argentina's...

Tue, 07/11/2017
In Argentina, there are only 600 Saffron-cowled Blackbirds left. But this looks set to change thanks to volunteers who camp out at nesting sites to watch over the eggs and chicks.

¿Cómo es la vida de un miembro del Albatross Task...

Thu, 31/08/2017
Nahuel Chávez trabaja en el Albatross Task Force desde 2009 para salvar a las aves marinas en las pesquerías de la costa argentina. Se estima que alrededor de 13.500 Albatros Ojeroso mueren en las flotas de arrastre cada año. Chávez y su equipo están trabajando para cambiar eso.

What is life like as a member of the Albatross...

Wed, 30/08/2017
Nahuel Chavez has worked with the Albatross Task Force since 2009 to save seabirds in fisheries off the coast of Argentina. It is estimated that around 13,500 black-browed albatross are killed in the trawl fleets every year.

The last dance? Critically Endangered grebe’s...

Thu, 10/08/2017
On the remote glacial lagoons of Patagonia, a rare grebe performs a bewitching dance that has been caught on film for the first time. But with invasive predators and proposed dams threatening its existence, how long do we have until the music stops?
© Aves Argentinas

Un mural contra el tráfico de fauna en la feria...

Fri, 16/06/2017
Más de 200 personas, socios y voluntarios de la organización Aves Argentinas han realizado un mural contra el tráfico ilegal de fauna silvestre en Buenos Aires.
Macá tobiano © Dario Podesta

Lista de eventos de conservación y ornitología -...

Wed, 14/06/2017
A continuación presentamos un listado de eventos en los que representantes de BirdLife o sus socios estarán presentes.
Hooded Grebes are threatened by the construction of two dams © Juan María Raggio

Stop killing the river: New documentary on the...

Fri, 12/05/2017
A new documentary, Killing the River, reveals how the planned construction of two hydroelectric dams is threatening the ecosystem of Argentina’s last glacial river.
The new app is available on Android and iOS © Aves Argentinas

Discover the birds of Argentina with this new...

Tue, 09/05/2017
Planning a trip to Argentina but don’t know their birds yet? Aves Argentinas' new mobile app has just been launched and will make it easier than ever to identify them.
Ranchers take part in the Grasslands Alliance to conserve this unique ecosystem © David Wege

Conserving the natural grasslands of South America

Thu, 30/03/2017
As agriculture, forestry, roads & urbanization brought economic development to the vast grasslands of South America, the area of this important ecosystem was reduced by half. Luckily, ranchers and conservationists are joining forces to save these vital lands.
Seabirds such as the Wandering Albatross will benefit from the new measures © vladsilver/Shutterstock

Argentina approves measures to save seabirds

Thu, 23/03/2017
The use of measures to prevent seabird bycatch deaths has just been approved by the Argentinean government—a decision that will save the lives of thousands of seabirds.
Grandes aves marinas como el albatros errante se salvarán gracias a las nuevas medidas del gobierno argentino © vladsilver/Shutterstock

Una luz de esperanza para las aves marinas

Tue, 21/03/2017
Una nueva luz de esperanza se abrió la semana pasada para las grandes aves marinas cuando Argentina estableció el uso de medidas para evitar su muerte en pesquerías.
Roseate Spoonbill in the soon to be National Park of Mar Chiquita © Pablo Rodríguez Merkel

Argentina will have two new National Parks

Tue, 14/03/2017
At the stroke of a pen, the largest saltwater lake of South America, Mar Chiquita, and the nearby Estancia Pinas are now set to become National Parks.