MICROBIOLOGY — BIRD HABITAT LOSS — More than 250 bird species will benefit from a recent expansion of the Tanagers Reserve in Colombia, a country with more avian species than any other country in the world — PLANET EARTH MACRO WORLD group

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Tanagers and Pygmy-Owls

This area contains one of the highest concentrations of range-restricted species in the world. No fewer than 60 endemic species depend on the region’s wet forests. Among the birds recorded at the Tanagers Reserve are globally threatened species such as the Choco Vireo and Gold-ringed Tanager, both Endangered;  and the Cloud-forest Pygmy-owl, Black-and-gold Tanager, and Giant Antpitta, all of which are Vulnerable.

Golden-winged Warblers are specialists, requiring “young,” or early-successional, forests for breeding. Once their young leave the nest, the birds need mature forests for foraging nearby.

Golden-winged Warblers also suffer from competition and hybridization with Blue-winged Warblers; parasitism by cowbirds, which lay their eggs in the warbler’s nests; and loss of wintering habitat in Latin America.

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MICROBIOLOGY– PROYECTO AGUA** /** WATER PROJECT — PLANET EARTH MACRO WORLD group

PLANET EARTH MACRO WORLD has over 1,500 members and over 86,000 photos and videos.

All PLANET EARTH groups supports Greenpeace, American Bird Conservancy, and  United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)

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MICROBIOLOGY — **PROYECTO AGUA**/** WATER PROJECT** — PLANET EARTH OUR HOME group

PLANET EARTH OUR HOME is our flagship group with over 12,000 members and over 779,000 photos and videos. 

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All PLANET EARTH groups supports: 

Greenpeace

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MICROBIOLOGY — CANUDOS BIOlLOGICAL STATION — 1,300 ADULTS IS ALL WE HAVE — LEAR’S MACAW — PLANET EARTH MACRO WORLD group

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Lear’s Macaw

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SCIENTIFIC NAME: Anodorhynchus leari
POPULATION: 1,300 adults
IUCN STATUS: Endangered
TREND: Increasing
HABITAT: Arid caatinga (scrub forest) with sandstone canyons and stands of licuri palms.

 Alliance for Zero Extinction

By 2009, the Lear’s Macaw was downgraded on the IUCN Red List from Critically Endangered to Endangered, a sure sign that these parrots are beginning to bounce back.

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Araripe Manakin — Biology and threats to its survival — PLANET EARTH MACRO WORLD group

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Just this year, the bird became the first species in Brazil to receive a National Conservation Action Plan. It is now a widely recognized symbol for biodiversity, natural resources conservation, and the importance of environmental sustainability.

Araripe Manakin female on nest, Ciro-Albano

With ABC support, the Brazilian NGO Aquasis and the Araripe Manakin Conservation Project are maintaining an experimental tree nursery and beginning a long-term habitat restoration initiative with local partners, providing hope for the future of this rare bird.

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