A conversation with Andres Bosso, a Member of BirdLife’s Global Council and former CEO and current International Cooperation Programme Director of Aves Argentinas, about the work being done to help conserve the threatened Hooded Grebe. Only discovered in 1974 breeding on high-altitude lakes in Patagonia, the migratory Hooded Grebe has declined by around 80% and Andres outlines the problems the grebe faces (including predation by American Mink, Kelp Gulls, and introduced Trout), the monitoring work being done on the breeding and coastal wintering grounds, and the Appeal launched to raise funds to support conservation measures vital to stop the Hooded Grebe sliding into extinction.
This podcast has been produced by Talking Naturally to promote the conservation of the Hooded Grebe and support the work of Aves Argentina, the BirdLife partner for Argentina and a non-profit organization working to reassess the link between people and their natural environment, providing a space for nature lovers and developing projects and conservation activities, research, education and outreach.
Hooded Grebes. Photo Santiago Imberti
Aves Argentina: http://www.avesargentinas.org.ar
BirdLife factsheet – Hooded Grebe: http://www.birdlife.org/datazone/speciesfactsheet.php?id=3645
Hooded Grebe Emergency Appeal (BirdLife International)
Click the image below to visit http://www.justgiving.com/Hooded-Grebe
(Please note this is a screensave from 20 Jan 12 and does NOT reflect current contributions)