Asociacion Armonia is a not for profit Bolivian organisation dedicated to the conservation of birds and their natural habitats whose principal objective is to prevent the extinction of any bird species in Bolivian territory. The conservation actions carried out by the association are prioritised based on scientific studies and carried out in collaboration with local communities, respecting their culture and wisdom. Asociacion Armonia is a BirdLife International partner, a worldwide network of organisations dedicated to the conservation of birds.
Only 30 years ago, Blue-throated Macaw, an endemic to the Beni savannahs of Bolivia, was feared extinct. However, a wide-ranging conservation programme by Asociación Armonía (BirdLife in Bolivia) is beginning to change the fortunes of this enigmatic parrot.
A newly released State of the Birds report for the United States is a tale of two trends, one dire and one hopeful. While over half of the country’s bird species are in decline, investments in wetland conservation have seen long-term increases in waterfowl populations, once again showcasing the change that can be achieved with effective conservation.
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.