María Paula Rubiano A.

Reporter, Audubon Magazine

Articles by María Paula Rubiano A.

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Why Bird Advocates Want to Double Down on Conservation Across the Americas
November 08, 2023 — A bipartisan U.S. bill would ramp up funding for the Neotropical Migratory Bird Conservation Act, an under-the-radar program with a long reach.
The Buried Treasure in Panama’s Mangrove Forests: the Carbon They Store
July 07, 2022 — These ecosystems feed and shelter migrating birds and surrounding communities—and help fight climate change. By tapping into that value, conservationists seek to ensure they’ll continue doing so.
A collage of photos show: A woman holding a bird and look straight up;  A younger woman and older woman holding hands; A man holding and gazing at a photo of his parents; A middle-aged woman smiling at the camera.
The Paths We Take
April 11, 2022 — Migration is a journey that has long shaped human and avian existence. Meet four people whose lives and work reflect those close connections.
Two Golden-cheeked Warblers painted by José Raul Vázquez Perez for the book La Historia de Chipilo Crisopario. Jorge Silva Rivera
La historia de este diminuto pájaro cantor amplifica una antigua lengua maya
November 05, 2021 — De cómo un cuento infantil sobre el amenazado chipe de cachetes dorados hace parte de un movimiento para rescatar las lenguas indígenas en México.
Birds Are Declining in a Supposedly ‘Untouched’ Region of Amazon Rainforest
June 02, 2021 — Bird numbers and diversity are dropping even within the best-protected forests, study finds. The scientists' only explanation is climate change.
Liliana Marcela Ospina Sanchez and Juan Carlos Rubiano Reyes. Raíces Profundas Turismo Ecológico y Cultural
To Raise Awareness, Some Colombian Birders Won’t Participate in Global Big Day
May 07, 2021 — Amid social unrest and widespread human rights violations, birding groups are planning a boycott. The decision has spurred controversy.
Growing Demand for Vulture Heads Threatens the Birds’ Survival in Africa
April 12, 2021 — Across the continent, traditional healers are increasingly using the body parts of vultures, creating an illegal market that has experts alarmed.
The Audubon Mural Project Adds Trumpeter Swans to its Uptown Flock
December 31, 2020 — A stunning mosaic created by artists Carlos Pinto and John Sear turns recycled materials into an unforgettable wall.
The Tale of One Tiny Songbird Is Amplifying an Ancient Mayan Language
November 12, 2020 — How a children's book about the endangered Golden-cheeked Warbler became part of a movement to embrace Indigenous languages in Mexico.
Street Trees Could Plant the Seed for a More Equitable Los Angeles
September 27, 2020 — The city has a growing green canopy, but its benefits aren't equally distributed. Meet the woman charged with changing that.