Last month, a new directory of Important Bird Areas in the Americas was launched in Washington D.C., USA. The directory, coordinated by the Americas Secretariat of BirdLife International, is the result of a joint effort between all countries in the Western Hemisphere. Over 100 authors took part in the 40 country or overseas territory chapters. The book also includes spectacular images from more than 250 photographers. The directory provides a concise summary of 2345 Important Bird Areas (IBAs) in the hemisphere, priority sites for biodiversity conservation, covering an area of 3,284,602 km2, or 7.9% of the regionâ€™s area. An extensive analysis section includes case studies of how IBAs complement other conservation initiatives, protect wider biodiversity and are important for local communities, among many other topics. Read More……..
Source: Birdlife Community