Aves Argentinas works to support more than 1000 species of wild birds and their habitats through projects and actions for conservation, research, education and outreach, carried out together with researchers, technicians, a wide network of volunteers and more than 80 Bird Watchers’ Clubs.
We protect biodiversity’s key sites, promoting public policies and encouraging the creation of protected areas such as urban reserves and National Parks.
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“In Aves Argentinas I have found a family that shares my love for nature. Being a volunteer is my way of contributing to the protection of birds and helping other people to get closer to our precious ecosystem. To me, spreading this information is both a necessary and a noble task!”
Estefany Contreras, Communication volunteer
South America’s Atlantic Forest is one of the world’s most biodiverse ecosystems, however centuries of deforestation have left just a fraction of intact habitat remaining. In Argentina, BirdLife’s Forest Accelerator programme has been supporting BirdLife Partner Aves Argentinas to restore forest through the bird-friendly cultivation of Yerba Mate.
The awe-inspiring phenomenon of migration is not just coastal – in the Mid- continental Americas Flyway, many species fly in their millions between North and South America, encountering numerous challenges along the way. The most endangered species undertaking this journey are beginning to be protected by a new set of internationally connected conservation projects, aiming to maintain the integrity of the whole flyway.
“Birds are indicators of the health of the environment in which we live. If birds are well, people are also well. Biodiversity conservation is in our hands”
Hernán Casañas, CEO Aves Argentinas
Considered the most biodiverse region in the world, the Tropical Andes covers less than 1% of the world’s land surface, yet it is home to nearly one-sixth of all plant species on the planet, and more amphibian, bird, and mammal species than any other equivalent area.
Our planet is in the midst its sixth mass extinction event, with climate change, habitat destruction and other human activities devastating the diversity of life on the planet. But while the crisis is undeniably urgent, there’s also hope. Humans may create huge challenges – but with enough support, dedication and resources, we can also reverse them.