Conservation

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People + Birds Around the World
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Educational materials, Europe, Biology / ecology, Markers of environ. change, Conservation, Observed changes, Bird song & calls, Preferred habitats, Personal narratives, Names, Historical
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Twenty-four bird species that have become rare or extinct in the last 100 years, most in the last 40 years.
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People + Birds Around the World
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Bibliographic reference, South America, Southeast Asia, Oceania, North America, Meso-america, Global, Europe, Asia, Africa, Markers of environ. change, Conservation, Stewardship, Bird song & calls, Behavioural observations, Phenology/ seasonality, Relations w/ other life & landscape, Ontology, Omens/ augury/ harbingers/ messengers
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Online supplemental materials for the article Wyndham and Park 2018, published by the Journal of Ethnobiology
May 18, 2021
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A new paper just published in Ambio argues that to be successful the post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework of the Convention on Biological Diversity should fully embrace and embody Indigenous Peoples’ and local communities’ rights and agency in biodiversity management. EWA's director of ethnoecology, Felice Wyndham, is a co-author.

The Convention on Biological Diversity is now working to formulate the goals that will frame global biodiversity policy in the years to come. This will be done through an ambitious international plan commonly known as the post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework. Such framework aims to galvanize transformative action to halt biodiversity loss at the global level. Unfortunately, the framework, as currently written, still has a long way to go towards fully recognizing Indigenous Peoples’ rights and agency, scientists argue. 

Indigenous Peoples’ and local communities understandings of nature align perfectly well with the Convention on Biological Diversity’s vision of Living in Harmony with nature”, says ICREA Research Professor Victoria Reyes-García, leader of the study. “It seems paradoxical that global discussions on the collective future of the planet do not heed the voices of Indigenous Peoples’ and local communities”. 

The study, signed by 21 scientists from all over the world, presents a set of arguments why foregrounding Indigenous Peoples’ and local communities rights and agency is essential to the success of future biodiversity policy. Based on in-depth review of literature, the study highlights that Indigenous Peoples and local communities hold critical knowledge for setting realistic and effective biodiversity targets.

The Global Biodiversity Framework should recognize and address the views and perspectives of Indigenous Peoples and local communities”, states Dr. Álvaro Fernández-Llamazares, a co-author of the study. “There is crystal-clear evidence that their knowledge systems, practices and values have so much to offer in addressing the current biodiversity crisis”.

The authors argue that Indigenous Peoples’ and local communities’ participation in biodiversity policy contribute to recognize and uphold human rights, and call on the Convention on Biological Diversity to fully recognize Indigenous Peoples’ and local communities not only as stakeholders, but also as rights and knowledge-holders. 

Reference:

Reyes-García, V., Fernández-Llamazares, Á., Aumeruddy-Thomas, Y., Benyei, P., Bussmann, R.W., Diamond, S.K., García-del-Amo, D., Guadilla-Sáez, S., Hanazaki, N., Kosoy, N., Lavides, M., Luz, A.C., McElwee, P., Meretsky, V.J., Newberry, T., Molnár, Z., Ruiz-Mallén, I., Salpeteur, M., Wyndham, F.S., Zorondo-Rodríguez, F., Brondizio, E.S. (2021) Recognizing Indigenous Peoples’ and local communities’ rights and agency in the post-2020 biodiversity agenda. Ambio. doi: 10.1007/s13280-021-01561-7

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People + Birds Around the World
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Educational materials, Africa, Conservation, Culture, The arts, Names
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Children at the Kichwamba Orphanage Foundation are drawing their local birds. They observe them carefully and note all the details.
November 2, 2020
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People + Birds Around the World
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Africa, Conservation, Stewardship, Oral histories
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on 14 Dec 2012, Stephen Awoyemi, a conservationist who had mostly worked online was taken bird ringing for the first time. Here he talks about this and his work.
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People + Birds Around the World, Cahow Community
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Oceania, Eggs & nests, Markers of environ. change, Conservation, Success stories, Stewardship, Lessons learned, Crucial habitat threats/ needs, Stories, Proper conduct, Personal narratives, Oral histories, Historical
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As a schoolboy on Bermuda in 1951 David Wingate was invited on an ornithological expedition. In these recordings he describes how they rediscovered the Cahow, or Bermuda Petrel, previously thought extinct for 300 years.
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People + Birds Around the World
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Conservation, Stewardship, Political/ rights & responsibilities
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A list of resources related to land rights, (counter)mapping Indigenous territories, and related things
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EWA Resources
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Global, Conservation, Sustainable Development Goals relevant, Success stories, Stewardship, Protected areas, Observed changes, Indicators, Important Bird Areas (IBAs), Crucial habitat threats/ needs, Preferred habitats
Summary
Follow this link for information about conservation statuses, taxonomy and important bird biodiversity areas.
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EWA Resources
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Other (use keywords), Conservation, Bird song & calls, Behavioural observations, Visual/ material/ movement arts, Teachings
Summary
Follow this link for a website which allows you to record bird sightings and observations and share them with other users and researchers.
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EWA Resources
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Global, Conservation, Behavioural observations
Summary
Follow this link to find an online guide to birds and bird watching.