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BirdLife in Objects, #2: The Coconut

BirdLife's History in Objects: #2 "Your own private tropical island?"

Wed, 20/06/2012 - 10:19

Ever fantasised about owning your own private tropical island? Back in the 1960s this ideal was not only confined to celebrity billionaires. Cousin Island in Seychelles was actually purchased by BirdLife International to save a bird from extinction, and a brand new indigenous conservation organisation was established in the process.

Worldwide Seychelles

World's oldest international conservation organisation celebrates 90 years

Wed, 20/06/2012 - 09:18

At midday on 20 June 1922, a remarkable group of people from different countries met in London and concluded that the only effective answer to the threats facing birds across the continents had to be through co-ordinated international action. So was born the International Council for Bird Preservation (now BirdLife), 90 years old today.


BirdLife Botswana wins prize at World Environment Day 2012

Wed, 20/06/2012 - 07:43

BirdLife Botswana joined in the national 2012 World Environment Day celebrations in Botswana, and went home with a prize.

Africa Botswana Local Empowerment - Africa

Sign 'the future we don't want' e-petition

Tue, 19/06/2012 - 21:52

RIO+20 negotiations are not going to give the future than many people and the planet needs. An e-petition has been started  'the future we don' t want'.


Securing the web of life

Tue, 19/06/2012 - 14:36

The source of our food, medicines and clean water, as well the livelihoods of millions of people may be at risk with the rapid decline of the world’s animal and plant species according to the latest update of the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species

Worldwide Invasive Alien Species

It's all about economics at Rio

Mon, 18/06/2012 - 11:19

What's at stake is who will pay the bill, and who will sustain a country to adopt changes in favour of sustainable development.


Whose interests are being addressed at RIO+20?

Sat, 16/06/2012 - 18:19

At the end of each day the United Nations have created an open space for discussion among civil society and givernments on the RIO+20 agenda. Apparently 70% of the Rio+20 outcome document is from civil society input, but how much of it will be left after negotiations?


LIPU’s 29th International Camp alerts on poaching!

Fri, 15/06/2012 - 15:13

LIPU’s (BirdLife in Italy) annual International ‘anti-poaching’ camp took place from April 28 to May 13. The participants’ main mission was to observe migratory birds and report on illegal hunting. The spring migration of raptors in Calabria (Italian region) this year has been characterised by a significant resumption of poaching in the south of the region.

Europe and Central Asia Italy

Algarve: The bird’s festival is back in October

Fri, 15/06/2012 - 15:05

The 3rd Birdwatching Festival in Sagres, Portugal will take place this year from October 5 to 7. In October, Sagres becomes Europe’s major migratory corridor for storks, eagles, vultures, hawks and falcons on their way back to Africa. All types of people will enjoy the large range of activities proposed.

Europe and Central Asia Portugal

Finance ministers still fail to focus on quality of spending

Fri, 15/06/2012 - 10:54

The Council is under pressure to achieve partial agreements on the key EU policy reforms by the end of the Danish Presidency (June 30th). Furthermore, the meeting of the Heads of States on June 28 and 29 will be key to set the priorities for the EU Budget 2014-2020 in the context of tackling the economic crisis.

Europe and Central Asia Advocating for sustainable agriculture

A wedding and a Swedish philanthropist protect Paraguayan forest

Fri, 15/06/2012 - 10:11

What do a wedding, a Swedish philanthropist, the conservation of the Atlantic Rainforest and a Paraguayan indigenous community have in common? The answer lies in the creation of a pioneering nature reserve in Paraguay.

Americas Paraguay Local Empowerment - Americas