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The Chocó bioregion and area of endemic biodiversitysaddles the Ecuador - Colombia border and totals approximately 100,000 km2. Its conservation priority is critical due to habitat loss caused by human activities. In northwestern Ecuador, this area of approximately 18,542 km2 is known as the Chocó-Andes. It covers an altitude range between 0 to 3,800 meters above sea level and is home to unique species of birds such as the endangered Black-breasted Puffleg (Eriocnemis nigrivestis), a hummingbird endemic to the Chocó and Central Andean Páramo. It is also an important area for migratory boreal species such as the Cerulean Warbler (Setophaga cerulea). As we face a crisis that threatens nature, our climate, and our very existence, we all need to step up and change the way we treat our planet, our one home. We need to make a
difference. The latest edition of BirdLife's flagship science publication provides insights from birds on the biodiversity crisis and the solutions needed. Following the assessment of the Canada Warbler by the Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada in 2008 and its subsequent listing as Threatened under Canada’s Species At Risk Act in 2010, this plan was created with the vision of working towards “healthy and viable populations of Canada Warblers across the current range and extent of occurrence”. The Canada Warbler was re-assessed as Special Concern in Canada in November 2020. What do birds tell us about progress to the Aichi Targets and requirements for the post-2020 biodiversity framework? State of the World’s Birds is BirdLife International’s flagship science publication, using birds to assess the condition of our ecosystems as a whole. Africa is rich in biodiversity. It is home to a quarter of the global
biodiversity and hosts the world’s largest intact mammal population. Of the 2,477 bird species in Africa, 1,400 (57%) are endemic to the continent. A network of 1,248 Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBAs) has been identified in Africa, covering a combined area of two million km2, roughly seven per cent of the continent The conservation impact of the BirdLife Partnership What birds tell us about threats from climate change and solutions for nature and people. Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBAs) are sites of international significance for the conservation
of the world’s birds and other biodiversity. They also provide essential benefits to people, such as
food, materials, water, climate regulation and flood protection, as well as opportunities for recreation
and spiritual fulfilment.
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