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A new wind facility threatens to derail one of conservation’s success stories

As few as 60 wild Lear’s Macaws remained in the 1980’s but following years of conservation efforts the species’ population has recovered remarkably. Worryingly, the French company Voltalia have begun building a wind facility within the Lear’s Macaws tiny range, threatening to jeopardise these extraordinary conservation gains. This story was originally published by BirdLife International

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AZE Initiative Fund

The Alliance for Zero Extinction (AZE) is pleased to announce a $10-million, five-year initiative to reduce species extinctions. Funded by Rainforest Trust and matched by $2-million in project funding from American Bird Conservancy (ABC), this initiative will focus on the protection of AZE sites, which hold the world’s most threatened species, those assessed as Critically

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