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
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.
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.
Of the 13,000 lmportant Bird & Biodiversity Areas (IBAs) identified by BirdLife worldwide, 277 are most severely under threat. Vital sites, such as Cambodia’s Lomphat Wildlife Sanctuary, are home to globally threatened birds such as Giant Ibis and other IBA ‘trigger species’. They face the most intense pressures and need our urgent help.
“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.