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Durban climate talks continue as Ministers arrive

Tue, 06/12/2011 - 13:00

Negotiators and NGOs alike are preparing for the Ministers taking over the negotiations when the High Level Segment kicks off tomorrow.

Africa

Spain opens the public process to designate 41 marine Special Protection Areas (SPAs), totalling almost 50,000 km2

Tue, 06/12/2011 - 08:52

The Spanish Ministry of the Environment and Rural and Marine Affairs has published a proposal designating 41 marine Important Bird Areas (IBAs) in Spain.

Europe and Central Asia Portugal

Audubon's 112th Christmas Bird Count Reigns as a Model for 'Crowd Science'

Tue, 06/12/2011 - 08:31

The longest running Citizen Science survey in the world, Audubon’s annual Christmas Bird Count (CBC) will take place from December 14, 2011 to January 5, 2012.

Americas

Governments urged to recognise the role of ecosystems and biodiversity in climate change adaptation and mitigation

Mon, 05/12/2011 - 21:39

Climate change during the coming decades is projected to dramatically alter current patterns of temperature and precipitation across Africa, with huge implications for both humans and biodiversity

Worldwide

Jaragua Community Volunteers celebrate World Bird Festival

Mon, 05/12/2011 - 20:49

Last October, the local community of El Cajuil-located in the south-west of Dominican Republic-participated in World Bird Festival (WBF) activities.

Americas

Los Voluntarios Comunitarios de Jaragua celebran el Festival Mundial de las Aves

Mon, 05/12/2011 - 20:34

El pasado mes de octubre, la comunidad local El Cajuil, localizada en el suroeste de República Dominicana, participó en las actividades del Festival Mundial de las Aves (FMA). Esta celebración ambiental es festejada desde el 2003 por la organización Grupo Jaragua (BirdLife en República Dominicana) y el Grupo de Conservación Local Voluntarios Comunitarios de Jaragua, para concienciar a las comunidades aledañas al Parque Nacional Jaragua sobre las aves y sus hábitats.

Americas

Empowering the Grassroots

Mon, 05/12/2011 - 12:28

Empowering the Grassroots examines the work of Important Bird Area Local Conservation Groups around the world

SEO/ BirdLife in Spain receives the Spanish « Fondena » Award for its important contribution to the protection of nature

Mon, 05/12/2011 - 11:46

Every two years, the Spanish Foundation “Fondo para la Defensa de la Naturaleza” (Fondena) awards an organisation for its work in protecting nature. This year, and more precisely on 22 November, the Spanish king Juan Carlos delivered the Fondena Award, endowed with 40 000 euros, to SEO/ BirdLife in Spain, for its important nature conservation work on Spanish territory.

Europe and Central Asia Spain Birds in Europe

The intrigues of a COP Meeting

Mon, 05/12/2011 - 11:00

This post shares thoughts and experiences from the Climate Change Conference currently going on in Durban South Africa. It is the 17th Conference of Parties – simply put, COP 17.

Africa

Volunteering for nature

Mon, 05/12/2011 - 06:21

Monday 5th December was International Volunteer Day (IVD), an annual event organised by the United Nations that provides an opportunity to celebrate the incredible contribution that volunteers make to the global society.

Worldwide Local Empowerment

What's happening at the climate change talks? (COP17 in Durban, South Africa)

Fri, 02/12/2011 - 15:20

BirdLife International Delegation Member John Lanchbery gives his views on what are the key issues for BirdLife at the latest climate change talks (December 2011)

New EU fisheries fund: a shift towards sustainability?

Fri, 02/12/2011 - 14:48

The European Commission has made a step in retargeting EU fisheries subsidies towards sustainable fishing and supporting marine life and ecosystems, while increasing transparency and conditionality of the fund.

Europe and Central Asia