Western Hemisphere Shorebird Reserve Network

WHSRNews: Alerts and Updates

17 August 2012: WHSRNews Special Note

Congratulations to Dr. Victor Pulido Capurro, of Peru, winner of the 2012 Pablo Canevari Memorial Award.

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30 May 2012: WHSRNews Update

The 40-page document, Shorebird Recovery Plan for Patagonia, was completed in May 2012 and contains a detailed Action Plan 2012-2015 (also available for download separately). The Plan includes three WHSRN sites in Argentina and two WHSRN sites in Chile.

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24 April 2012: WHSRNews Special Note

Notice and invitation to the Atlantic Flyway Shorebird Conservation Plan reception, Washington D.C., 10 May 2012

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17 January 2012: WHSRNews Special Note

The WHSRN Executive Office, on behalf of Manomet Center for Conservation Sciences, is accepting nominations for the 2012 Pablo Canevari Memorial Award from now until March 15, 2012.

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13 September 2011: WHSRNews Alert

Satellite-tracked Whimbrel, "Machi," shot at Caribbean hunting camp after surviving migration through a tropical storm.

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29 July 2011: WHSRNews Update

Manomet Center for Conservation Sciences and the international conservation organization Rare recently signed a cooperative agreement to formalize their working together to promote social marketing-based actions at WHSRN sites, using the "Pride" campaign model developed by Rare.

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29 January 2011: WHSRNews Update

In January 2011, the WHSRN Hemispheric Council approved Humedales Orientales de Chiloé [Eastern Wetlands of Chiloé] as a WHSRN Site of Hemispheric Importance. These wetlands support 40% of the world population of Hudsonian Godwit (Limosa haemastica), and provide important habitat for more than 2,000 Whimbrels (Numenius phaeopus) from the Pacific coast population.

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20 September 2010: WHSRNews Alert

Using light-sensitive geolocators in 2009-2010, researchers discover a 6-ounce Red Knot (Calidris canutus) shorebird broke the record for longest non-stop flight for this species, and the longest recorded total distance in a year of any bird. 

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