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- The Promised Land – sustainable agriculture & the EU climate package October 28, 2016Sam Lee-Gammage, Senior Policy Officer with the RSPB (BirdLife in the UK), explains why the EU must ‘lead us to the promised land’ – a sustainable food & farming future where the agriculture sector plays its part in reducing greenhouse gas emissions and in supporting biodiversity-friendly land use. Agriculture is central to the climate change […]
- The Bearded Vulture – plumes of prophesy? October 28, 2016Pascal Orabi, coordinator of the LIFE GYPCONNECT conservation project, explains how the Raptors Task Force at LPO (BirdLife in France) is working to reconnect populations of Bearded Vultures (Gypaetus barbatus) in the Alps and the Pyrenees. The soothsayers of ancient Greece looked to the skies, interpreting the will of the gods in the behaviour of […]
- What should drive conservation action: morals or money? October 25, 2016In The Debate, we explore the two sides of top conservation issues through articles written by leading experts in the field. In today's debate, our experts discuss Moral value vs. Dollar value in nature conservation. This debate was featured in the September issue of BirdLife The Magazine. MORALITY, NOT ECONOMICS, SHOULD BE THE BASIS FOR CONSERVATION By Tris […]
- The Promised Land – sustainable agriculture & the EU climate package October 28, 2016
Tag Archives: Royal Penguin
It has been argued that there are in fact no credible threats to the largest colony on Macquarie Island (S. Garnett in litt. 2011). Casual observations suggest that the population is increasing. Based on the clarification of the species’s status, it is suggested that it could qualify for downlisting to Least Concern on the basis that it no longer meets or approaches the thresholds for Vulnerable under any of the IUCN criteria. Continue reading