Navigation Links
WCS releases 'Birds of Brazil'
Date:3/23/2011

NEW YORK (March 23, 2011)The job of promoting conservation in the most biodiverse nation in the world is for the birds, according to the authors of a new bird guide produced by the Wildlife Conservation Society, Cornell University Press, and Editora Horizonte in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

Published in Portuguese and English, "Birds of Brazil: The Pantanal & Cerrado of Central Brazil" highlights the bird life of one of the greatest wild places on Earth. More importantly, the guide strives to inspire a nation of potential conservationists to enjoy and safeguard Brazil's vibrant ecosystems and natural heritage. It is the first in a series of five regional field guides (to include more than 1,830 known species in Brazil) that will promote conservation through the hobby of birding.

The "Birds of Brazil" uses impactful graphics, lavish illustrations, and in-depth text to showcase the 740 species of birds found in the Pantanal and the Cerrado, the world's largest freshwater wetland and most endangered grassland ecosystem, respectively.

The landmark guide is specifically targeted toward Brazilians. Unlike other bird guides for Brazil, many of which are prohibitively expensive, the Portuguese version of "Birds of Brazil" will be available for 44 Brazilian Reais (about $26). The low cost facilitates a conservation strategy to make the guide widely available.

"The guide is a resource for the citizens of Brazil, one that will instill a love for the natural world through the joys of bird watching," said John A. Gwynne, WCS's emeritus Chief Creative Officer and one of the authors and artists of the guide. Other authors include: Robert S. Ridgely, author of many authoritative volumes on Latin American bird; famed neo-tropical bird artist Guy Tudor; and Brazilian ornithologist Martha Argel. The authors received crucial support from an advisory team of eminent Brazilian experts in birds from universities, other NGOs, government and tourism agencies, and a n
'/>"/>

Contact: Stephen Sautner
ssautner@wcs.org
718-220-3682
Wildlife Conservation Society
Source:Eurekalert  

Page: 1 2 3

Related biology news :

1. U of Minnesota center releases nations first long-term framework for statewide water sustainability
2. Snow from space: University of Leicester releases satellite images of snow-bound UK
3. Structural Genomics Consortium releases 1,000th protein structure
4. 1000 Genomes Project releases pilot data
5. ADA releases updated position paper on nutrition assistance programs for children
6. National Center for Secure and Resilient Maritime Commerce releases annual report
7. NASS releases new geospatial data products
8. AMP releases statement on oversight of laboratory tests
9. ADA releases updated position paper on nutrient supplementation
10. American College of Preventive Medicine releases lifestyle medicine literature review
11. Tackling childhood obesity at the local level -- IOM report releases Sept. 1
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
WCS releases 'Birds of Brazil'
(Date:4/24/2014)... Researchers from North Carolina State University and the University ... new ultrasound device that could help identify arterial plaque ... causing heart attack or stroke. , At issue is ... age. Some types of plaque are deemed "vulnerable," meaning ... artery wall and cause heart attack or stroke. , ...
(Date:4/24/2014)... of clear liquid can bend light, acting as a ... developed a new process to create inexpensive high quality ... , Because they,re so inexpensive, the lenses can ... to detect diseases in the field, scientific research in ... in classrooms. , "What I,m really excited about ...
(Date:4/23/2014)... chronic inflammatory disorders among people of lower socioeconomic status ... to the microbes that thrive in rural environments, according ... in the journal Clinical & Experimental Immunology , ... less access to green spaces may be more apt ... system dysfunction. , When our immune systems are working ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):New ultrasound device may add in detecting risk for heart attack, stroke 2Bake your own droplet lens 2Bake your own droplet lens 3Rural microbes could boost city dwellers' health 2Rural microbes could boost city dwellers' health 3
... to over hunting in the 19th century, wild elk ... of the Ontario elk restoration program. According to a ... issue of Restoration Ecology, 460 elk were brought from ... and 2001. , "The Ontario elk restoration program has ...
... Researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign ... optical microscopy that can produce crisp, three-dimensional images ... Aperture Microscopy, ISAM can do for optical microscopy ... resonance, and what computed tomography did for X-ray ...
... gene has been discovered by scientists at the Lundberg Laboratory ... Sahlgrenska Academy in Sweden. The researchers found that women with ... higher risk of contracting breast cancer than expected. , ... for new hereditary breast cancer genes, but thus far few ...
Cached Biology News:Novel computed imaging technique uses blurry images to enhance view 2New hereditary breast cancer gene discovered 2
(Date:1/15/2014)... TaiGen Biotechnology Company, Limited ("TaiGen") today announced that ... leading Russian pharmaceutical company, to develop and commercialize nemonoxacin ... , Turkey and other ... novel antibiotic for the treatment of bacterial infections including ...
(Date:1/14/2014)... Carahsoft and CDS Federal Services have scheduled a ... EST (11am PST), “Natural Language Processing: Converting Raw Data ... can turn raw, heterogeneous data into actionable knowledge to ... webinar will last approximately one hour. , Synopsis: Big ...
(Date:1/14/2014)... 2014  3D Communications, a leading provider of strategic communications services to ... events in the United States and ... Cox , JD, is returning to the firm,s Washington, ... 3D after more than two years of service as Associate Commissioner ...
(Date:1/14/2014)... 14, 2014 EquitiesIQ, a leading informational ... ALQA). Alliqua is an emerging biomedical company acquiring, developing, ... care market. , Free report download: http://equitiesiq.com/reports/alliqua/ ... seasoned management team and Board, which launched the company’s ...
Breaking Biology Technology:TaiGen Biotechnology Signed Exclusive License Agreement with R-Pharm for Nemonoxacin (Taigexyn(R)) 2TaiGen Biotechnology Signed Exclusive License Agreement with R-Pharm for Nemonoxacin (Taigexyn(R)) 3TaiGen Biotechnology Signed Exclusive License Agreement with R-Pharm for Nemonoxacin (Taigexyn(R)) 4Webcast - Natural Language Processing: Converting Raw Data into Actionable Knowledge – Hosted by Carahsoft and CDS Federal Services 2Former FDA Associate Commissioner Returns To 3D Communications 2EquitiesIQ Initiates Coverage of Alliqua, Inc. 2EquitiesIQ Initiates Coverage of Alliqua, Inc. 3
... Estate Equities, Inc. (NYSE: ARE ), Landlord of ... , today provided an update highlighting recent accomplishments. , ... Pfizer Inc. at the Alexandria Center for Science and ... Pfizer Inc. entered into a 15-year lease for approximately ...
... Therapeutics, Inc. (CTI) (Nasdaq and MTA: CTIC) management will present at the 8th ... a.m. Pacific Time. , The conference is being held October 28-29, 2009, at ... with slides and available for replay afterwards. The webcast can be accessed at ... ...
... Ind., Oct. 28 Zimmer Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: ... Grants Association LLC (OMeGA) has chosen its 2009 grant ... administrator for graduate medical education to which Zimmer committed ... 2009-2010 academic year. , OMeGA received more than 250 ...
Cached Biology Technology:Alexandria Real Estate Equities, Inc. Provides Update 2Alexandria Real Estate Equities, Inc. Provides Update 3Alexandria Real Estate Equities, Inc. Provides Update 4Zimmer Holdings Announces OMeGA Graduate Medical Education Grant Recipients 2Zimmer Holdings Announces OMeGA Graduate Medical Education Grant Recipients 3Zimmer Holdings Announces OMeGA Graduate Medical Education Grant Recipients 4
... Kit uses a simplified procedure and streamlines ... The kit is based on the three ... and sodium bisulfite where cytosine is converted ... innovative in-column desulphonation reaction eliminates several precipitation ...
... The DIGIVIEW line of digital x-ray ... radiation imaging device complete with 12 to ... area consists of a photodiode array sensor ... All models are available in low x-ray ...
Metamine is an autonomous data mining tool that extends the capabilities of conventional research teams. It is a proactive agent that searches for significant results buried within the GeNet data rep...
Compound(s) tested through a broad panel of 38 ligand binding and enzyme assays targeting the Central Nervous System. Used to determine selecitivty and potential CNS-Side Effect liabilities of compo...
Biology Products: