Western Hemisphere Shorebird Reserve Network

WHSRNews: Alerts and Updates

18 April 2016: WHSRNews Update
Bahía Blanca Estuary (Estuario de la Bahía Blanca) in Buenos Aires Province, Argentina, was recently designated a WHSRN Site of Regional Importance. This is the 93rd site in the Network, and 8th WHSRN site in Argentina. !Bienvenidos!

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02 February 2016: WHSRNews Special Note

Around the globe on 2 February, conservation partners are celebrating the Ramsar Convention's annual World Wetlands Day. To date, 37 WHSRN sites (of 92, or 43% of the Network) are also Ramsar sites or within one, covering a total of 6.4 million hectares (15.7 million acres) of wetland habitats.

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24 September 2015: WHSRNews Special Note

On behalf of Manomet, the WHSRN Executive Office is pleased to announce that the winner of its 2015 Pablo Canevari Award for outstanding shorebird conservation is Dr. Eduardo Palacios Castro of Baja California Sur, Mexico!

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03 September 2015: WHSRNews Update

The 2nd annual World Shorebirds' Day is this weekend, 5-6 September 2015. Is your WHSRN site participating in this global celebration and shorebird count?

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30 July 2015: WHSRNews Special Note

La Desembocadura y Estuario del Río Maipo becomes the 4th WHSRN site in Chile, and 91st site in the Network overall.

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24 March 2015: WHSRNews Special Note

In partnership with SalvaNatura and Quetzalli, the WHSRN Executive Office is carrying out participatory workshops to build local capacity for shorebird conservation at Jiquilisco Bay in El Salvador and Delta del Estero Real in Nicaragua this April and May.

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02 February 2015: WHSRNews Special Note

The theme for the 2015 World Wetlands Day is "Wetlands for Our Future." There are 36 WHSRN Sites throughout the hemisphere that are also designated Ramsar Wetlands of International Importance.

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11 September 2014: WHSRNews Update
On 5 September 2014, the WHSRN Hemispheric Council approved Bahía de Tóbari in Sonora, Mexico, as a WHSRN Site of International Importance - the 90th site in the Network!

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