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Biofuels and biodiversity – Policy Briefing

Sat, 02/10/2010 - 13:00

BirdLife International welcomes the CBD’s consideration of the impacts of biofuels on biodiversity1. The draft COP-10 decisions refer to minimising the negative impacts of biofuel production on biodiversity and maximising the benefits.

Biodiversity for Development – Policy Briefing

Sat, 02/10/2010 - 12:00

Biodiversity provides the critical ‘ecosystem services’ on which development depends, including air and water purification, soil conservation, disease control and reduced vulnerability to natural disasters such as floods, droughts, storms and landslides.

BirdLife’s approach to working locally – Policy Briefing

Sat, 02/10/2010 - 11:00

Whilst international conventions and national policy are important to address the problem of biodiversity loss, there also needs to be a local response, which empowers local people, recognises their rights and responsibilities and mobilises civil society at the local level.

Empowering people to identify, conserve and monitor areas of importance for biodiversity

Sat, 02/10/2010 - 08:27

COP-10 Side Event where the BirdLife International Partnership will present a global inventory of over 10,000 terrestrial Important Bird Areas (IBAs) as well as showcase working with local communities across the globe to identify, document, monitor and conserve IBAs.

Worldwide

A symbol for Quito - hummingbird of the high Andes

Fri, 01/10/2010 - 21:29

As part of education materials for schools in South America, a series of posters has been produced to celebrate World Bird Festival in October. The seven poster size fact sheets highlight conservation achievements as well as the plight of seven threatened or migratory species in the Americas.

Americas

Listening to Local Voices

Fri, 01/10/2010 - 16:00

‘Livelihoods and the environment at Important Bird Areas: Listening to local voices’, is the result of a number of ‘Participatory Poverty Assessments’ carried out by BirdLife Partners in fourteen nations across the Americas, Africa and Asia.

A review of Local Conservation Groups in Africa

Fri, 01/10/2010 - 13:07

The BirdLife Partners in Africa produced a report on their experience of working with Local Conservation Groups (called Site Support Groups – SSGs in Africa).

Arcadia update – Burung Indonesia

Fri, 01/10/2010 - 13:01

On 18th June 2010 the Indonesian Government approved a new license for forest restoration of an additional 50,000 hectares in the Harapan Rainforest in Sumatra, which has been granted to the BirdLife consortium comprising Burung Indonesia, RSPB (BirdLife in the UK) and the BirdLife International Secretariat. ..

Asia

Meeting the 2020 biodiversity targets: action and monitoring based on birds - booklet

Fri, 01/10/2010 - 12:00

Examples provided for 12 of the CBD targets of how birds can help to focus actions to meet these targets, and how data from birds can help to monitor success. Report available in FRENCH, SPANISH and ENGLISH.

Arcadia update - SAVE Brasil

Fri, 01/10/2010 - 11:07

Advocacy work conducted by SAVE Brasil in partnership with government bodies and non-governmental organizations resulted in the creation of the Boa Nova IBA National Park and Wildlife Refuge (totalling 27,000 hectares, pictured) and the Serra das Lontras IBA National Park (11.336 hectares)...

Americas

Arcadia update - Nature Fiji

Fri, 01/10/2010 - 10:58

NatureFiji-MareqetiViti field officer has been searching for burrows of the enigmatic Fiji petrel (pictured) and was pleasantly surprised to finally find a burrow occupied by a Collared Petrel chick. Collared Petrel is an Endangered species, believed to be extirpated from mainland Fiji because of the introduced Mongoose.

Pacific

The nature of development – by Andre Farrar (RSPB – BirdLife in the UK)

Fri, 01/10/2010 - 10:21

Yesterday I was involved in discussions about two cases we have been following in these posts – theHumber Estuary on England’s east coast and the Kenya’s Dakatcha Woodlands. In talking about them on the same day, it dawned on me that there were some striking similarities despite their obvious difference.

Africa

Conserving biodiversity, improving livelihoods

Fri, 01/10/2010 - 10:19

Nine case studies from around the world show that poverty elimination and biodiversity conservation are issues that must be tackled side-by-side.

Partners for Sustainability - report

Fri, 01/10/2010 - 10:00

Partners for Sustainability– What BirdLife is doing for People and the Planet, highlights BirdLife’s work around the world which combines biodiversity conservation...

Marine Important Bird Areas - booklet

Fri, 01/10/2010 - 09:00

BirdLife International’s Important Bird Area (IBA) programme has, for more than 25 years, been successful at setting priorities and focusing actions for...

Biodiversity conservation and local communities - report

Fri, 01/10/2010 - 08:00

BirdLife's report about Biodiversity conservation and local communities. To download your copy , please click a link below: English - Biodiversity conservation...

Full list of BirdLife COP-10 Products and Policy Briefs

Fri, 01/10/2010 - 00:00

Full list of BirdLife Products and Policy Briefs for COP-10 in Nagoya, Japan.

Proyecto conservación de iguanas une a haitianos y dominicanos

Thu, 30/09/2010 - 19:41

Por primera vez en la historia de la conservación de la isla Hispaniola, se está implementando un proyecto cuyo objetivo es salvar una pequeña población de Iguana Ricordi (especie críticamente amenazada) y su hábitat y en el que participan haitianos y dominicanos de ambos lados del tramo fronterizo entre las ciudades de Pedernales (RD) y Anse-a-Pitres (Haití).

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