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Rio+20: where it should lead

Thu, 28/06/2012 - 20:31

The RSPB and Green Alliance have asked leaders from politics, business, NGOs, economics, science and the youth movement,to give their views in a collection of essays, Rio+20: where it should lead.


Nature can help people build self-esteem, self-confidence and motivation - Roche Caiman Sanctuary (Nature Seychelles)

Saving nature, saving people in Seychelles

Thu, 28/06/2012 - 11:15

Nature Seychelles is to work with vulnerable people, such as those addicted to drugs and alcohol, to improve their mental and physical wellbeing through contact with nature, and gaining practical skills to allow them to rejoin mainstream society.

Africa Seychelles Local Engagement and Empowerment - Africa

First ever State of Canada's Birds report 2013

First-Ever "State of Canada’s Birds" Report Released

Wed, 27/06/2012 - 20:06

The report draws on 40 years of data to present an overview of how Canada’s birds are faring, inluding eight regional summaries.

Americas Canada Preventing Extinctions - Americas

Hooded Grebe Appeal - Action on breeding grounds already delivering results

Tue, 26/06/2012 - 12:37

In January this year we launched an international online appeal to save the Hooded Grebe Podiceps gallardoi. We are delighted to report today that conservation actions undertaken earlier this year are already delivering results.

Americas Argentina Preventing Extinctions - Americas

Reflections on Rio – reaffirming and renewing rhetoric but has anything really changed?

Mon, 25/06/2012 - 22:25

As the 50,000 participants travel home after ten days of discussing The Future We Want, the outcome document from the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20), it’s time to reflect on the substance of what was agreed.


Director, Important Bird Areas Program for Audubon

Mon, 25/06/2012 - 19:18

The Director will help implement Audubon's new strategic plan around hemispheric bird conservation organized around flyways.


Serengeti highway back on World Heritage agenda

Fri, 22/06/2012 - 16:48

BirdLife remains concerned that development of the eastern stretch of the road is proceeding, and urges that any transport solutions must be sustainable and that environmental issues should be properly taken into account.

Africa Tanzania

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