Western Hemisphere Shorebird Reserve Network

WHSRNews: Alerts and Updates

09 September 2016: WHSRNews Update

The WHSRN Hemispheric Council voted unanimously to approve the Flint Hills tallgrass prairie landscape (in Kansas and Oklahoma) as a WHSRN Landscape of Hemispheric Importance for supporting more than 30% of the global population of Buff-breasted Sandpiper (Calidris subruficollis).

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01 September 2016: WHSRNews Update

The 3rd annual World Shorebirds’ Day is 6 September 2016! All are invited to participate. The window for conducting shorebird counts is 2-6 September.

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27 May 2016: WHSRNews Update

WHSRN welcomes Delta del Estero Real as the 95th site in the Network and 1st in Nicaragua! It was designated a Site of International Importance for supporting more than 10% of the biogeographic population of Wilson's Plover (Charadrius wilsonia). Nicaragua is the 15th country to join WHSRN.

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26 May 2016: WHSRNews Update

The Humedales de Maullín (Maullín Wetlands), in the Llanquihue Province, becomes the 5th WHSRN site in Chile, and 94th site in the Network. It was designated a Site of Regional Importance for supporting more than 1% of the biogeographic population of Hudsonian Godwit (Limosa haemastica).

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13 May 2016: WHSRNews Update

WHSRN Hemispheric Council unanimously approved partners’ request to expand the boundaries of the Kachemak Bay WHSRN Site in south-central Alaska by approximately 231,000 acres (93,440 hectares), and maintain its categorical status as a site of “International Importance.”

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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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