Biodiversity on the Brink
A photo exhibition to launch BirdLife’s Year of Biodiversity
Officially launching the International Year of Biodiversity within the European Partnership, BirdLife International presents 'Biodiversity on the Brink', a photo exhibition of Europe’s natural wonders. At an event in the European Parliament, guests will enjoy 16 astonishing pictures of European landscapes, animals and human activities, learning more about the threats our nature is facing, but also about the opportunities to save it.
“2010 is really our chance to concretely act to save our nature, after failing to meet the biodiversity target”, said Angelo Caserta, Regional Director at BirdLife International’s European Division. A new European Parliament has been elected and a new European Commission will soon be in place, so this is our opportunity for a fresh and ambitious new start to conserve Europe’s biodiversity. This year the future of the planet is in our hands”.
BirdLife is an official partner of International Year of Biodiversity. With its sound base in science, and the BirdLife Partnership's global repository of information on bird populations, BirdLife International is uniquely placed to comment and report on the state of biodiversity for the CBD, whose meeting will take place in Nagoya, Japan, later this year.
Action for birds has also been shown to benefit other biodiversity, while protecting and restoring the ecosystem services on which people and their livelihoods depend. Apart from its work on threatened bird species, the BirdLife Partnership's work ranges from the restoration of damaged small island ecosystems to the establishment and management of national and transboundary Protected Areas. Across the developing world, BirdLife is working with marginalised and impoverished communities, helping them to achieve security through land rights and representation, and sustainable livelihoods.
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Credits: BirdLife European Division