Orangutan Declared ‘Non-Human Person’ In Argentina

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21 Read More The post Orangutan Declared ‘Non-Human Person’ In Argentina appeared first on Ecorazzi. In a landmark ruling, an orangutan named Sandra held in an Argentine zoo has been recognized as a “non-human” person with basic legal rights. Local media reported on Dec. Animals Causes News Top News

Arturo the Polar Bear Is World’s Saddest Animal at Argentina Zoo

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Read More The post Arturo the Polar Bear Is World’s Saddest Animal at Argentina Zoo appeared first on Ecorazzi. Arturo, a polar bear at the Mendoza Zoo, has been called the “world’s saddest animal” as he wastes away depressed and overheated in his enclosure.

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Another Reason to Re-Think Soy: Monsanto Brings Cancer to Argentina.

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Argentina is the world''s third largest soybean producer since Monsanto arrived in 1996; and while yields have gone up, so have birth defects and cancer.

Soybeans Causing Devastation in Argentina

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Learn more about how soy growing companies are ruining the ecology and economy of Argentina, in pursuit of cheaper meat. Soybeans: Factory Farming and the Destruction of Lands and Lives in Argentina (via [link] ).

White-tufted Grebe

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Usually I see these birds in ones and twos, but a trip to Argentina in the southern spring brought much greater numbers. Birds Argentina Costanera Sur White-tufted GrebeIt is quite possible that I might have overlooked the White-tufted Grebe on my first sighting if I had not been primed to look for it. In silhouette it is very similar to the more familiar Eared Grebe.

Birding Argentina – Planning Stage

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At the early stages of our planning we were aiming to spend a few days in Santiago de Chile and then move to the North-west Argentina where we planned to spend most of our time and then to finish near Buenos Aires. To give you some idea of our crazy birding ambitions our plan was stretched to 20 days with 15 different lodging reservations, two overnight bus trips, two internal Argentina airline reservations, and three rental car reservations. Plush-crested Jay.

Birding Argentina – Costanera Sur in Buenos Aires

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Trips Argentina Buenos Aires Costanera Sur After our first leg of this birding trip we took a couple of days to visit Buenos Aires and to soak-in some of the local culture; BA is a beautiful city and our stay was very memorable. Costanera Sur was an old riverside resort which was restored to and Ecological Reserve back in the 1970.

Birding Mendoza and Tafi del Valle Argentina

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A great way to travel in Chile and Argentina is by bus. We took two overnight buses to get us from Santiago de Chile to San Miguel de Tucuman in northern Argentina. On our first night-travel we reached Mendoza in Argentina by 6 am and we spent the day visiting wineries (yum!) The second night we slept really well and woke early to prepare for the next adventure in Northern Argentina beginning is San Miguel the Tucuman.

Birding Argentina – Salto Encantado and Yaguarundy Reserve

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Trips Argentina birding misiones salto encantado yaguarundy reserve Continued from. Birding Chaco at JV Gonzales. Our original plan was to fly from Salta to Buenos Aires and then to rent a car for 7 days birding from Buenos Aires to Iguazu Falls, and then to fly back to Buenos Aires. This plan was scratched when we arrived at Buenos Aires and were told by the rental car company that our car reservation was cancelled since the car return trip (driven by them) was too risky!

Top 10 ethical destinations in the developing world

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Argentina Bahamas Central America Chile Costa Rica Dominica Europe Latvia Mauritius News Palau Serbia South Pacific Islands Uruguay Ethical Traveler Green Travel NewsEvery year, Ethical Traveler reviews the policies and practices of the world's developing nations, then selects the ten that are doing the best job of preserving their environment, promoting human rights and creating a sustainable, community-based tourism industry.

Whale Turbo Boost! Kayakers get a Lift they won’t forget.

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Homepages (Gold Tabs)* Adventure Green Inspiring (Wow) Z ADMIN Green Featured Today argentina canoe ecotourism exploration kayak kayaking SouthernRight travel whales To boat-launch your weekend, and charge you up for adventure, we wanted to share with you the experience of two kayakers who had a Southern right whale surface under their boat, and give them a boost. They caught the moment on their GoPro!

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Birding Calchaqui Valleys in Northern Argentina

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Continued from Birding Mendoza and Tafi del Valle Argentina. A great combination for any birder wanting a richer experience of northern Argentina and it birds. The special attraction in the Calchaqui valleys are the outstanding sceneries created by color contrasting mountains, deserts, and clear blue skies.

Double-collared Seedeater

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This week my birdy buddy, Martin, joined me for a trip to Argentina and one of our first birds from the Costanera Sur Reserve was a male Double-collared Seedeater. Birds Argentina Buenos Aires Costanera Sur Double-collared SeedeaterMost of you will either know or have guessed, that I am in a privileged position that allows me to bird around the world and pass it off as work.

Birding Humauaca and Abra Pampa – Northern Argentina Trip Report

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Continued from: Potrero de Yala – Yungas forest and birds. As we headed north of the Yala Biosphere the lush forest quickly disappeared and the dry valleys returned as we started climbing through the countryside toward Abra Pampa. On the way up we had chosen a couple of good birding areas to stop but as always our limited time did not allow for proper exploration.

From Idaho to Argentina: A Conservation Manager’s Perspective

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Today, as I sit in Bariloche, Argentina, trying to understand the landscape and the community of conservation, I feel very much the same as I did first starting at Silver Creek. Fortin Chacabuco is a 12,000 acre ranch about a twenty-minute drive from Bariloche, Argentina.

It Was a Record Breaking 63 Degrees in Antarctica Last Week

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According to scientists working at the Esperanza and Marambio Bases in Argentina, Antarctica reached a record high temperature of 63.5 degrees Fahrenheit on March 24, 2015 beating the record set Read More The post It Was a Record Breaking 63 Degrees in Antarctica Last Week appeared first on Ecorazzi. Causes Environment News Top News

Gulls to be Shot to Protect Whales in Argentina

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Not only are cetaceans intelligent, socially complex, and sentient beings but they are also important to the balance and health of Read More The post Gulls to be Shot to Protect Whales in Argentina appeared first on Ecorazzi. Believe me, I am all for saving the whales.

Preserve Parent: Raising Kids at Silver Creek

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Recently, we spent a month in Bariloche, Argentina as part of exchange program with the Conservancy. Kids Argentina family Idaho kids kids in nature nature preserves outdoor recreation Silver Creek Growing up on the preserve. Photo: Sara Sheehy/TNC. By Dayna Gross.

Guira Cuckoo

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Birds Argentina Buenos Aires Costanera Sur Guira CuckooYou could be forgiven for thinking that I only ever post about birds from Costanera Sur in Buenos Aires. The Guira Cuckoo will make an even dozen galleries from the reserve, but I surprise myself that it has taken this long. They are common and confiding birds that form small flocks and roost together in a cuckoo knot.

The Andean Avocet

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This is partly because it leaves at such high elevations (11,811 – 15,090 feet above sea level) along the high Andes of Peru, Chile, Bolivia, and Argentina. I am starting a series of posts where I introduce little known birds we can relate. These would be mostly Neotropical birds that have a North American counterpart most are familiar with. Today I introduce the cool Andean Avocet. The Andean Avocet is not a rare bird, but not a lot of folks have seen it.

Red-legged Seriema

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Red-legged Seriema, Cariama cristata , can be seen in Brazil and Uruguay and overlap with the Black-legged Seriema in Northern Argentina and Paraguay. The first time I saw a Red-legged Seriema , I had no idea what it was. What family is it from? Where does it come from?

Green-barred Woodpecker?

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The individuals in this gallery were found at Reserva Ecologica Costanera Sur in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Birds Argentina Green-barred Woodpecker woodpeckers

Angry Birds, What’s Black and White and Hungry All Over, and a Little Something for the Ladies: This Week in Bird News

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It’s a feeding frenzy in southern Argentina, as one million-plus Magellanic Penguins descend on Punta Tombo’s beaches due to an unusual glut of sardines and anchovies.

Chalk-browed Mockingbirds; Feeding time.

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It is spring in Argentina. Birds Argentina Buenos Aires Chalk-browed Mockingbird Costanera SurThis brood of three Chalk-browed Mockingbirds were waiting for a parent to return with food in the Costanera Sur Reserve by the Rio Plata in Buenos Aires.

Finch Bay named South America’s leading green hotel

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Amazon Argentina Bahia Bolivia Brazil Buenos Aires Caracas Ecuador Galapagos Islands Georgetown Guyana Machu Picchu Madidi Mato Grosso Pernambuco Peru Puerto Moldonado South America Venezuela YasuniWorld Travel Awards winners for 2012 include Finch Bay Eco Hotel in the Galapagos Islands as "South America's leading green hotel." The hotel's commitment to the environment won out over nine other nominees in four other nations.

The Squirrel Cuckoo in Photos

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It is found mature humid forest in Amazonia, the humid foothill of the Andes, dry and deciduous forests, second growth, coffee plantations, and just about any type of standing forest from Mexico to Argentina. The Squirrel Cuckoo is the most common and widespread of all New World cuckoos. Wherever this cuckoo occurs, it never fails to be center of attention, even for those who don’t pay much attention to nature and birds. Photo: Christoph Diewald (Flickr).

Spot-flanked Gallinule

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Birds Argentina Spot-flanked Gallinule The Spot-flanked Gallinule Gallinula melanops is a common rallid of southern South America. It is easily seen and can be very approachable. These birds were seen as part of a 5-rallid morning on the promenade at Costanera Sur in Buenos Aires with this picture featuring 3 of them. The common name is self-explanatory while the latin name describes the dark marking of the head.

Great Great Grebe.

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From southern Brazil on the east coast, it extends down through Uruguay and Argentina as far as the cape. Birds Argentina Great Grebe grebes Despite having only revealed 6 pictures on my Kylie Minogue calender so far, I may already have a candidate for Best Bird of the Year. The Great Grebe , Podiceps major , is a bird of South America where it frequents large waters and coastline on both sides of the continent.

Birding Santiago de Chile – Trip Report

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This is a continuation of Birding Argentina – Planning Stage. To be continued… Trips Argentina Santiago de Chile South America Farellones – Santiago de Chile.

Cafayete to Cachi – Fantastic scenery but few birds

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Continued from: Birding Calchaqui valleys in northern Argentina. Trips Birding Argentina Cachi Cafeyete Quebrada de Las Flechas We began our next leg with our final destination the mountain town of Cachi. Not far from Cafayete the road changed to a dirt road with lots of dust and almost no vehicles. Soon we picked up on the side of the road a female Ultramarine Grosebeak and what appear to be a juvenile Lesser Seed-Finch. Ultramarine Grosebeak Female. Lesser Seed-Finch.

The Andean Gull

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This gull inhabits the high Andean plateau of Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Chile, and Argentina at elevations ranging from 3300 to 4400 m (10827 to 14436 feet). On the series “North American birds with Neotropical Counterparts”, this time I introduce the Andean Gull. Gulls are often referred as “seagulls” due to their general association to the sea or sea shores. The Andean Gull could not be further from this general association. It normally lives as far from the sea as can be.

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Birdwatching Laguna de los Pozuelos – Trip Report

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Continued from: Birding Humauca and Abra Pampa – Northern Argentina Trip Report. After a goodnight sleep in a simple and clean hostal in Abra Pampa, we got up early so we could reach Laguna de Los Pozuelos at sunrise for a full day birding at one of the iconic places in Northern Argentina. It was one of the first lakes in Argentina to be included in the Ramsar list since 1992.

Birding Cuesta del Obispo and Los Cardones National Park

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Trips Argentina Cuesta del Obispo Los Cardones National Park South America Continued from: Cafayete to Cachi fantastic scenery but few birds. The morning arrived without a cloud in the sky and birds in our minds. After returning to the town of Cachi to get our patched tire, we drove east toward Los Cardones National Park. After driving for half and hour we arrived at Los Cardones and we still could see the Cachi Mountains on the west. Road to Los Cardones National Park.

Calilegua National Park Birding – Trip Report

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Trips Birding Argentina birding Calilegua Calilegua National Park Cream-backed Woodpecker Yellow-collared Macaw Calilegua National Park Birding – Trip Report. … continued from: Bird Watching Laguna del los Pozuelos. Driving to Calilegua National Park was not very difficult, apart from one wrong highway exit, we did not have any other troubles. From La Quiaca, near the border with Bolivia, to Calilegua it takes six hours so we arrived to Libertador General San Martin by 7 pm.

Take A Seat: Sharing a Ride Across America

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Before when he rode 20,000 miles from Alaska to Argentina he’d pick up just about anyone. Not long after Dom got back from Argentina, the two of them hatched a plan to fulfill Ernie’s life long dream to ride across the U.S.

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Potrero de Yala – Lakes – Yungas Forest and Birds

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Trips Biridng Nortwest Argentina Potrero de Yala Provincial Park Red-faced Guan Rufous-throated Dipper Continued from: Birding Cuesta del Obispo and Los Cardones National Park. This is an important conservation area declared a Biosphere by UNESCO for its unique cloud forest ecosystem. This is a must stop by all birders interested in local specialties like Red-faced Guan and Rufous-throated Dipper. Getting to Yala turned out more difficult than we planned.

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What I Learned From Moving to Buenos Aires Alone.

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You know that feeling in the pit of your stomach when you’re half terrified of what you’re about to do (totally jumping into the unknown and putting yourself out there) and simultaneously more joyful and enthusiastic than ever before?

Stella McCartney to Stop Using Patagonian Wool Over Animal Welfare Concerns

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Stella McCartney is no longer having the wool pulled over her eyes when it comes to the treatment of sheep in Argentina. The animal activist and designer will no longer Read More The post Stella McCartney to Stop Using Patagonian Wool Over Animal Welfare Concerns appeared first on Ecorazzi. Animals Causes Fashion Lifestyle News Top News stella mccartney

UN report: 2013's extreme weather is consistent with climate change

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In 2013, Australia had its hottest year on record while Argentina had its second hottest. Surface air temperatures over land in the Southern Hemisphere were very warm, with widespread heat waves; Australia saw record warmth for the year, and Argentina its second warmest year and New Zealand its third warmest. The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) released their annual State of the Climate report this past Sunday, to coincide with the World Meteorological Day.