Category Archives: deforestation

New photos of “Sonny Boy,” juvenile Ivory-billed Woodpecker


James Tanner’s landmark study of Ivory-billed Woodpeckers in the late 1930s produced some poignant photos of a species on the road to oblivion. Notable among them were the only photos of fledgling Ivorybills the world has ever seen. Now James’ … Continue reading

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Australian Academy of Science on climate change


Elizabeth Finkel recently reported in ScienceInsider that the Australian Academy of Science has issued a report confirming their judgment that climate change is real, human-induced, and a serious problem. While public opinion wavers on the notion of human-induced climate change, … Continue reading

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Boreal Birds e-update


Latest newsletter here.

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25 million organisms just went extinct


ScienceNow writer Helen Fields has reported on new research that uses a different technique to estimate the number of species on Earth. This new methods adjusts our estimate of total, multicellular biodiversity from somewhere around 30 million to maybe something … Continue reading

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2010 State of the Birds Report


The U.S. Department of Interior has issued its 2010 “State of the Birds” report, with particular emphasis on aspects of climate change. Secretary Salazar Releases New “State of the Birds” Report Showing Climate Change Threatens Hundreds of Species AUSTIN, TX … Continue reading

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Aves y Conservacion


Check out BirdLife Ecuador – lots going on, some of it with direct bearing on the conservation of “our” birds.

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Making Tracks


Check out the latest updates to “Making Tracks,” the blog of The Wildlife Society.

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Marvellous Spatuletail – indeed worthy of marvel


I suppose I’ll never tire of films depicting extraordinary courtship displays of wild birds. One I missed earlier this year was the BBC’s film of courting Marvellous Spatuletails from the foothills of the Andes Mountains in Peru. In these gorgeous … Continue reading

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Climate change skepticism biased toward men?


Interesting article here from the BBC’s Richard Black on the apparent gender divide among skeptics (or if you prefer, “sceptics”) of anthropogenic global warming (AGW). Apparently men far outnumber women among their ranks.

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ProAves Newsletter


Linked here. Welcome to the 63th Aleteo with conservation news from ProAves Colombia Loro10 years of saving the Yellow-eared Parrot ProAves reflects on its 10 year campaign with Fundacion Loro Parque and others to save the Critically Endangered Yellow-eared Parrot. … Continue reading

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International Migratory Bird Day – 2010


Check out the Environment for the Americas to learn about plans for the 2010 International Migratory Bird Day celebration!

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NABCI All-Bird Bulletin


The North American Bird Conservation Initiative recently published its 10th anniversary newsletter. Enjoy. bulletinfall09

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Where we wouldn’t put wind turbines


Let’s just say for the sake of argument that wind power actually was as “green” as developers and lobbyists would have us believe – a big stretch, but bear with me. It would make good energy sense to erect towers … Continue reading

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Boreal Birds E-Update


For the latest Boreal Birds newsletter, click here.

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Exciting updates – The Birding Life


Check out some cool new features to “The Birding Life“, including a Yellow Rail rope drag in Oklahoma and reforestation program in the Lower Rio Grande Valley.

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Wildlife Policy newsletter


Latest newsletter here.

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Attenborough’s greatest wildlife encounters online


Sir David Attenborough, nature documentary host extraordinaire, has selected his “most favourite moments” filmed with wild animals for online release. Check out the story and links here.

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