Canada to Support Bird Preservation in Costa Rica and Other Regional Countries with $15 Million - Expat Community

Canada to Support Bird Preservation in Costa Rica and Other Regional Countries with $15 Million

May 24, 2024 | Costa Rica, News & Articles | 0 comments

By Redacción La República

Preserving forests and other natural spaces is vital for maintaining the health of animals.

Through the Conserva Aves initiative, the government of Canada will donate $15 million to several countries in the region, including Costa Rica, to protect various key ecosystems and the birds that live in them.

The announcement was made by Ahmed Hussen, Minister of International Development, recently. The donation also aims to help communities, especially women, indigenous peoples, and Afro-descendants, conserve over 2 million hectares of forests spanning a variety of ecosystems in 100 key sites across Latin America and the Caribbean.

Colombia, Ecuador, El Salvador, Honduras, Mexico, Panama, and Peru will also be part of the initiative.

Costa Rica is considered a paradise for bird watchers, with more birds per mile than any other nation, according to Forbes magazine.

The donation was announced at a time when the region faces growing threats to its biodiversity, which are altering natural systems and animal species, as well as the lives and livelihoods of millions of people.

Minister Hussen made the announcement at an event organized by Birds Canada to celebrate International Day for Biological Diversity. The event brought together national and international leaders committed to advancing environmental conservation and sustainable development.


“On the International Day for Biological Diversity, Canada remains dedicated to promoting environmental conservation at home and worldwide. Our partnership with Birds Canada and participation in the Conserva Aves initiative will not only protect biodiversity in Latin America but also safeguard approximately 50 species of migratory birds and help create a healthier ecosystem,” said Ahmed Hussen, Minister of International Development of Canada.


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