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Uganda’s Golden Jubilee Independence Celebrations coincide with efforts to save the charismatic ‘king of the marshes’.

Tue, 16/10/2012 - 13:29

It is the morning of Tuesday 9th October 2012 and Ugandan streets and buildings are full of colour, with pictures of the Grey Crowned-crane, the national symbol proudly displayed everywhere as the nation prepares to celebrate 50 years of independe

Africa Uganda

Conservation Leadership Programme - Applications now open for 2013!

Tue, 16/10/2012 - 12:58

Call for applications now open for the 2013 Conservation Awards. Over $800,000 USD in grants are available each year through these awards, which are aimed at early-career conservationists from all over the world. The programme aims to promote the development of future conservation leaders and provide them with the capacity to address the most significant conservation issues of our time.

Worldwide

Marine conservation e-Atlas marks a breakthrough in sharing data to manage the world’s oceans

Mon, 15/10/2012 - 23:01

The e-Atlas covers 3,000 Important Bird Areas (IBAs) and is the first global inventory of important sites for the conservation of migratory marine species

Worldwide Marine

Into the deep unknown – scientists unveil the secrets of our seas

Mon, 15/10/2012 - 17:08

Safeguarding the world’s oceans is a global undertaking, and BirdLife has provided scientific data and policy support at COP11 in Hyderabad.

Worldwide Marine

Sharing experiences on effective biodiversity conservation amongst the private sector in India and Japan

Mon, 15/10/2012 - 12:28

The major role corporates have to play in conservation in relation to sustainable development models for India and Japan was discussed at a COP11 side event

Worldwide India

Filling the information gap: how bird data can help set, meet and track national biodiversity targets

Fri, 12/10/2012 - 22:29

Assisting governments in develop National Biodiversity Strategies and Action Plans (NBSAPs) is the purpose of a new guide made available this week at COP11.

Worldwide

The cost of conservation: US$80 billion a year needed to save nature

Thu, 11/10/2012 - 19:00

A new study provides hard figures estimating the investments needed to reduce the extinction risk for all known threatened species at US$4 billion annually, with a further US$76 billion needed each year to protect and effectively manage terrestrial sites of global conservation significance.

Worldwide Forests of Hope

Using ecosystem services for better decision-making

Thu, 11/10/2012 - 10:10

A new report entitled 'Conserving biodiversity and delivering ecosystem services at Important Bird Areas in Nepal' has been launched at the CBD COP in Hyderabad, India.

Asia

Falcon wins New Zealand Bird of the Year

Wed, 10/10/2012 - 23:01

The New Zealand falcon (karearea) has been crowned Bird of the Year in Forest & Bird’s eighth annual poll. “The karearea is a bird that’s most worthy of the title Bird of the Year,” says Forest & Bird (BirdLife in New Zealand)...

Pacific New Zealand

Strengthening local capacity for conservation in Morocco

Wed, 10/10/2012 - 11:03

SEO/BirdLife efforts to build a strong, committed national NGO in Morocco to join the BirdLife partnership takes a significant step forward.

Africa Morocco

CBD COP11: what BirdLife wants

Wed, 10/10/2012 - 10:55

Here are BirdLife’s main asks of Parties at COP11, which opens on the 8 October in Hyderabad, India.

Worldwide

Invest Now or Pay More for Biodiversity Losses Later, say World’s Leading Environmental Groups

Tue, 09/10/2012 - 23:10

As the UN’s Convention on Biological Diversity kicks off, Conservation International, BirdLife and TNC challenge world leaders to raise development aid by 20 percent and domestic budgets for biodiversity by 10 percent

Worldwide