Edinburgh Zoo Working Hard to Save Dove Species

November 28, 2008 by  
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The Edinburgh Zoo is a non-profit zoological park located in Scotland’s capital city, Edinburgh. The park operates under the mission statement “To excite and inspire our visitors with the wonder of living animals and so to promote the conservation of threatened species and habitats.” The zoo’s recent efforts with regards to saving the Socorro dove certainly fall in line with those goals.

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Operation Migration Continues Despite Challenges

November 26, 2008 by  
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A while back a feel-good family movie called “Fly Away Home” highlighted the work done by a group of people who call themselves Operation Migration. The job of these dedicated people is to teach groups of hand-raised whooping cranes their migration patterns so that they can be successfully introduced into the wild.

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Bali Starling Thriving In Nusa Penida Sanctuary

November 24, 2008 by  
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The Bali Starling is Bali’s provincial emblem and is quite a pretty little thing. It is a white bird with a vivid blue mask, so it is rather easy to identify, even for inexperienced birders. Unfortunately it is not always so easy to spot – not because it is elusive, but rather because it is critically endangered in its natural habitat.

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New Zealand’s Mischievous Kea Parrot

November 20, 2008 by  
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Not very many people have heard of a Kea Parrot. This average-sized parrot hails from the forested and alpine regions of New Zealand‘s South Island and it is listed as a ‘vulnerable’ species due to its relative scarcity. What makes this bird so special is the fact that it is one of the few true alpine parrots in the world. It is also an omnivore, feeding on carrion and insects in addition to the roots, berries, nectar and leaves that make up the bulk of its diet.

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Mazatlan Bird Festival

November 17, 2008 by  
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North America is certainly no stranger to bird festivals and there are literally hundreds of big and small bird festivals taking place across the continent annually. However not that many birding festivals take place in sunny Mexico. The Mazatlan Bird Festival promises to put an end to this shortage soon.

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