March 1, 2013
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A last chance for High Andean Grebes?

Alianza Pastizal

The wetlands of the High Andes are an evolutionary hotspot for the grebe family (Podicipedidae). This unique diversity is, however, rapidly being lost: in the past 30 years, 2 species have gone extinct and another 3 species are on the verge of extinction. Here we report on efforts to save three of these species, the Hooded Grebe Podiceps gallardoi, Junin Grebe Podiceps taczanowskii and Titicaca Grebe Rollandia microptera as part of BirdLife's High Andean wetlands initiative.

Grebes as sensitive indicators of change
The dependence of grebes on wetlands makes them sensitive indicators of change. That, combined Read more...

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