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BirdLife in Objects, #3: A longline hook

BirdLife’s History in Objects: #3 “All Hands on Deck!”

Fri, 22/06/2012 - 15:04

Exciting personal accounts from an elite team of international high seas heroes. Venturing out to sea with local fishermen, the Albatross Task Force are who you call to save seabirds from accidental catching...

Worldwide Argentina

BirdLife’s History in Objects, #12: A Migratory Bird's-Eye View of the World

Fri, 22/06/2012 - 14:53

They fly thousands of kilometres from pole to pole, and from their perspective in the sky, migratory birds see and know no boundaries. Celebrated by many cultures, the wonder of their epic journeys has the ability to foster bonds between nations. This is the flyways approach...


BirdLife’s History in Objects, #11: The Frontier of Marine Conservation

Fri, 22/06/2012 - 12:47

Data transmitted from the backs of seabirds wandering the vast oceans have been used to create the first ever interactive atlas of priority sites for marine conservation. With the collaboration of over 1000 experts worldwide, this will be important for the future of our oceans...


Living off the Land: BirdLife’s History in Objects, #13

Fri, 22/06/2012 - 12:21

On flat dusty clearings bordered by spindly trees in rural West Africa, women can be seen rolling out balls of what look (and smell) like large mammal droppings. Making this condiment, soumbala, is one of the only ways local women can make a living. Whatever nature provides has value to people...

Worldwide Burkina Faso

Final Warning for Bulgaria over Failure to Protect Internationally Important Sites

Fri, 22/06/2012 - 09:52

On Thursday 21 June, the European Commission issued a final legal warning against the Bulgarian Government over its failure to fully designate, protect, and prevent deterioration of the Kaliakra Special Protection Area and Site of Community Importance, required under the EU Birds and Habitats Directives.

Europe and Central Asia Bulgaria Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBAs) - Europe and Central Asia

Latest news from BirdLife delegates at Rio+20

Fri, 22/06/2012 - 08:01

Direct from the RIO+20 conference Carolina Hazin shares her experiences and insight.


Commitment of missing Head of States to RIO+20 questioned

Thu, 21/06/2012 - 15:59

What Heads of States or ministers have to say to the world about sustainability and the committment of some of their fellow leaders.


Civil Society influence on RIO+20 minimal as Governments fail to listen

Thu, 21/06/2012 - 09:19

There was much applause for the representative of NGO during his speech at the RIO+20 opening plenary - "don't waste your power! Instead of attending to the narrow interests of individual governments, leaders should be inspired to change the world"


NGO statement given to Governments at RIO+20 plenary

Thu, 21/06/2012 - 08:58

Read Wael Hmaidan's statement on behalf of civil society and NGOs attending RIO+20


Black-capped Petrel may warrant protection under the endangered species act

Wed, 20/06/2012 - 18:51

A nocturnal seabird, the black-capped petrel, may warrant federal protection as a threatened or endangered species.


BirdLife in Objects, #5: The Ancient Scroll

BirdLife’s History in Objects: #5 "The Power of a Local Tradition: Hima”

Wed, 20/06/2012 - 16:28

More than 1,500 years ago in the harsh environment of the Arabian Peninsula, conservation was a way of life, necessary for survival. Now, to protect biodiversity and empower local people in the Middle East, the ancient Islamic tradition of hima is being revived...

Worldwide Lebanon Local Engagement and Empowerment Programme - Middle East

BirdLife in Objects, #5: The Ancient Scroll

BirdLife’s History in Objects: #6 “The Hieroglyph”

Wed, 20/06/2012 - 16:15

The Northern Bald Ibis has had an eventful and turbulent relationship with man. Idolised yet mummified, celebrated and venerated yet beaten and eaten, collected then protected, hunted, poisoned, followed by pilgrims and tracked by scientists- this mythical bird is just over 200 mature wild individuals away from being lost forever. But hope is not even close from being lost...

Worldwide Egypt