BIRD OF THE WEEK
Like so many island species, the ‘I’iwi is beautifully adapted to the plants that share its evolutionary history. Its long, downward-curving bill is specialized for sipping nectar from tubular flowers.
ABC’s Hawai’i Program is working with the Hawai’i Division of Forestry and Wildlife and other partners on forest restoration projects — including the species’ preferred ‘ohi’a, koa, and mamane trees — on the Big Island and Maui. These projects improve habitat conditions for ‘I’iwi and other threatened forest birds, such as Palila and Maui Parrotbill.
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Creating nature reserves is one of the most important ways to save rare birds like Blue-billed Curassow and benefit migratory birds like Cerulean Warbler—along with an abundance of other biodiversity.
Our reserve network ranges from seasonally flooded savannas of Bolivia’s Barba Azul Reserve (home to Blue-throated Macaws, shown) to Atlantic Forest reserves like Stresemann’s Bristlefront.
PLANET EARTH REFLECTIONS has over 2,500 members and over 47,000 photos and videos.
The Life Weavers Women’s Alliance helps displaced Colombian women and girls overcome rape and sex abuse, and seek justice through the courts.
A UNHCR partner, the Alliance provides counselling and empowerment workshops to survivors of sexual abuse across the region, and – crucially – the chance to pursue justice through the courts.
Financial support for the Alliance is one of the ways UNHCR it is honouring its commitments to refugee and displaced women, which include preventing and responding to sexual and gender-based violence.
PLANET EARTH BIRD WORLD has over 1,500 members and over 99,000 photos and videos.
BIRD OF THE WEEK
SCIENTIFIC NAME: Junco hyemalis
POPULATION: Estimates vary widely, from 190 to 260 million
HABITAT: Breeds in high-elevation conifer and mixed woods. Winters in fields, parks, and yard.