Shade-grown coffee helps protect bird habitats

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With the support of the Conservancy and US Forest Service, the Colombian National Federation of Coffee Growers recently completed a census of birds in coffee-growing zones of the tropical Andes. Although endangered birds such as the blossom crown and yellow-headed manakin have lost more than 60% of their habitats in recent decades, the census shows that shade coffee grown in natural remaining forest fragments is protecting these birds while also providing income for local communities. >>Continue reading

The Nature Conservancy
Picture “Yariguie bird” by bredlo.

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