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
Great news for the Gran Chaco, South America’s second largest forest and home to a host of rare and threatened species. This year, a major national park in Argentina will expand its size by almost 50% – benefiting both wildlife and local livelihoods.
One of the planet’s most beleaguered avian groups, the neotropical parrots, took another hit in the 2020 Red List, with a further four species moved to a higher threat category. However, success stories from our American Partners show that hope remains.
Andean Condors are becoming increasingly scarce because of habitat loss, poisoning and persecution. They’re now considered Vulnerable as of the latest Red List update, leading us to ask: has the vulture poisoning crisis spread to the Americas?
“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
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.
BirdLife’s ambitious island restoration work addresses this outsized impact on extinctions integrating the species, sites and society pillars of its new strategy. Working with local BirdLife partners and local communities around the globe, in the Pacific, off Latin America, or the California coast for example, we help restore island ecosystems by eradicating invasive alien species. The work improves livelihoods, food security, health and wellbeing.