Italian Ornithological Web Site
by Alberto Masi since 1996
I would like to call to the attention of NEOORN participants a literature
service that we offer at The Peregrine Fund Research Library. We
house a large collection of books, journals, reprints, and other publications
on ornithological and other natural history topics. Searchable catalogues
of our library holdings (15,944 records) and reprints collection (16,345),
as well as inventories of our journal, magazine, and newsletter holdings
are posted on our website (www.peregrinefund.org). PDF copies of
any article in our collection will be supplied upon request for non-commercial
use by researchers free of charge. Requests may be directed to email@example.com
or to me personally at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We will greatly appreciate the donation of any reprints of your own publications
that you think might be of interest to the community of Neotropical ornithologists.
We will do our best to respond to inquiries in a timely way, but larger
requests may require a turn-around of several days or more.
Lloyd Kiff, Science Director
The Peregrine Fund
5668 W. Flying Hawk Lane
Boise, ID 83709 USA
ph (208) 362-3716; fax (208) 362-2376
|ULTIMISSIMA SU DIEGO|
Alberto, as you surely has seen in the list
I'm again here reundertaking my normal life rhythm.... THANK you very much
for asking about me and sending your support....
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Sent: Thursday, June 03, 2004 10:53 AM
Subject: [NEOORN-L] Diego Calderòn Franco
newness on Diego Calderòn Franco ?
Alberto Masi, Italia
~DIEGO CALDERON FRANCO
Estudiante Instituto de Biologia - Universidad de Antioquia (UdeA)
Miembro Sociedad Antioqueña de Ornitologia (SAO)
Direccion / Postal Address: Diego Calderon Franco
Instituto de Biologia
Universidad de Antioquia
|Hi everyone :
Alberto, thanks for asking!
The latest news are that the botanical professor Hermes Cuadros and the guide Jose Alberto, that were held hostages along with Diego have been release this morning.
We still have no news about Diego.
For more information please follow this link: http://eltiempo.terra.com.co/naci/cari/2004-06-21/ARTICULO-WEB-NOTA_INTERIOR-1715441.html
Hope to have some great new soon!
Alberto can you please post this in the list- I’m having some problems…
Maria A. Echeverry
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dove stiamo andando ?
Universidad de Antioquia
Rapito -dai guerrilieri della FARC
l'ornitologo Diego Calderòn Franco assieme al
Prof. Ermes Cuadros Villalobo, botanico,
e alla loro guida locale, Jose Alberto Saurith
durante una spedizione ornitologica nella Sierra de Perija,
lungo il confine fra il Venezuela e la Colombia,
per studiare i Colibrì.
Diego Calderòn Franco
il giovane studente del Programa de Biología de la Facultad de Ciencias Exactas y Naturales
dell' Università di Antioquia in Medellín, ben conosciuto da Scricciolo, partecipava attivamente
alla mailing list Uccelli Tropicali [NEOORN] .
Nella speranza che tutta la vicenda possa risolversi quanto prima
un grosso incoraggiamento: Forza Diego, Ermes e Jose Alberto !
Diego purtroppo è ammalato di diabete in forma cronica e ha bisogno giornalmente di insulina.
l' e-mail ricevuto da Scricciolo
- The President of the 24th International Ornithological Congress
- Asociación Colombiana de Ornitología
- Colectivo Ornitológico Cigüeña Negra
.... e tantissimi altri
- Que inconciencia! Hacia un país sin-ciencia
29 gennaio 2004-
- .... Gli uccelli tropicali esotici quali i pappagalli, cockatoos, fringillidi, budgerigars,
hawks e falchi.
- Risolto il mistero della morte massiccia degli AvvoltoiSubject: Influenza aviareRisolto il mistero della morte massiccia degli Avvoltoi
This just in from Channel news asia:
HONG KONG: As bird flu takes a greater hold of Asia and answers are sought to
what brought the scourge, officials are lining up to blame migratory and wild
birds for spreading the virus. National health and agriculture chiefs have
joined World Health Organisation (WHO) officials in making foreign birds the
scapegoats for the present outbreaks. At the same time experts are providing
more and more scientific evidence to support the politicians' claims.>
How does this affect exports. Well, take a look at this:
EU suspends imports of Pet Birds from South East Asia
The Standing Committee of the Food Chain and Animal Health, representing the
Member States, has agreed to a proposal from EU Health and Consumer Protection
Commissioner David Byrne to suspend imports of pet birds to provide maximum
assurance following a detailed discussion with the Member States of the emerging
situation in South East Asia. This move is in order to exclude any possible risk
for avian influenza virus occurring in quarantine stations in the Member States.
Imports have been suspended from Cambodia, Indonesia, Japan, Laos, Pakistan,
People's Republic of China (including Hong Kong), South Korea, Thailand and
Vietnam with immediate effect. The birds concerned include exotic tropical birds
such as parrots, cockatoos, finches, budgerigars, hawks and falcons.
Subject: Mysterious mass die-off of vultures solved
08:00 29 January 04
NewScientist.com news service
The catastrophic decline of griffon vultures in south Asia is being caused not by a mysterious disease, as had been thought, but a common painkiller given to sick cattle.
If the treated animal dies and is eaten by vultures, a single meal can be enough to kill the bird. The scientists who made the discovery now want the drug banned from veterinary use and are holding a meeting next week with officials from Nepal, India and Pakistan.
Griffon vultures are huge scavengers and used to be ubiquitous in south Asia. But their population has declined drastically since the mid-1990s, and one species is near extinction.
As a result, animal carcasses rot outside villages, attracting rabies-ridden packs of dogs. The Parsee religious community in India is also in crisis, as it disposes of its dead by feeding them to vultures.
Lindsay Oaks, a veterinary microbiologist at Washington State University in Pullman, and colleagues looked for pathogens or toxins in freshly dead vultures from breeding colonies in Pakistan and Nepal by sending tissues back to US laboratories for analysis.
Efforts by Andrew Cunningham of the Zoological Society of London, UK, and colleagues to establish the cause of the vultures' decline in India were hindered by that county's laws banning the export of genetic material.
Vultures that have died in the decline have kidney damage and uric acid crystals throughout their bodies, but Oaks's group could find no disease germs or environmental toxins. Vultures that died following pesticide poisoning or collisions had no uric acid.
"We started wondering if they could be exposed to any veterinary drugs in the dead livestock they eat," says Oaks. They discovered that diclofenac, which can cause kidney damage, is very heavily prescribed by local vets, and its use increased over the same time period as the vulture decline. The cheap drug is used to treat lameness and injury - common conditions before a buffalo or cow dies.
Analysis of the kidneys of dead vultures with uric acid symptoms revealed diclofenac residues, while no residues were found in other birds.
The researchers also gave diclofenac, and meat from animals treated with diclofenac, to 20 non-releasable vultures rescued from nesting colonies. "We hated to do it," says Oaks. The diclofenac killed these vultures in very small doses, with the same symptoms as the dead, wild vultures. Furthermore, the higher the dose of the drug, the more likely the vultures were to die.
Vultures come from miles around to feed on a carcass, so each gets a small bit of many animals. Rhys Green of the UK's Royal Society of the Protection for Birds calculates that only one in 250 dead cattle needs to have been recently treated with diclofenac to cause a decline in vultures of 30 per cent per year - about what has been observed.
Cunningham is now trying to find out whether diclofenac is also responsible for the decline in India. "This may be a breakthrough", he told New Scientist. "We hope so, as this would greatly improve the chances for an eventual recovery of the species."
Journal reference: Nature