News

Project launched to identify conservation targets within one million km2 of Eastern Africa

Tue, 05/10/2010 - 16:32

This week BirdLife International and the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF) are launching a new project to create a conservation strategy for mountain ranges across eastern Africa, from Saudi Arabia and Yemen in the north to Zimbabwe in the south.

Africa

The BirdLife Partnership - Video

Tue, 05/10/2010 - 13:49

Short video about the BirdLife Partnership of conservation organisations that strives to conserve birds, their habitats and global biodiversity, working with people towards sustainability in the use of natural resources.

Australian Painted Snipe Surveys

Tue, 05/10/2010 - 08:09

Birds Australia's (BirdLife Partner) Threatened Bird Network has announced that it’s time once again to start looking for Australia’s most rare and cryptic wetland species; the Australian Painted Snipe (APS).

Pacific

4 de Octubre: Festival Mundial de las Aves en las Américas

Mon, 04/10/2010 - 15:48

Este año el Festival Mundial de las Aves se une a la celebración del año de la Biodiversidad con el lema: “La Biodiversidad es vida, la Biodiversidad es nuestra vida”. La Familia de BirdLife International junto a otras organizaciones espera poder llegar a un gran número de personas con el mensaje sobre el rol que cada uno juega en la conservación de la diversidad biológica y en particular de las aves y sus ambientes.

Americas

Save Our Seabirds (SOS) Festival

Mon, 04/10/2010 - 13:27

BirdLife South Africa (BirdLife Partner) is at the forefront of seabird conservation action, locally and internationally. The SOS Festival is a National Marine Month initiative from BirdLife South Africa’s Seabird Division. It will run from 11–17 October 2010, and aims to focus public awareness on seabird conservation problems and the work currently being done by BirdLife South Africa and other organisations to address these issues.

Africa

IBA monitoring data will measure progress towards CBD targets

Mon, 04/10/2010 - 10:13

In a significant contribution to indicators that track trends in the rate of global biodiversity loss, the BirdLife Partnership has developed a standard framework for monitoring Important Bird Areas (IBAs).

Africa

EuroBirdwatch 2010: the wonder of migration

Mon, 04/10/2010 - 09:30

Over the past weekend, almost 60,000 people from 34 European countries enthusiastically took part in EuroBirdwatch 2010.

Europe and Central Asia

La Bahía de Asunción: Las autoridades que crearon la reserva, hoy destruyen este hábitat de importancia internacional

Mon, 04/10/2010 - 08:58

La Asociación Guyra Paraguay levanta su voz de protesta porque las maquinarias ya están destruyendo la Reserva Ecológica Banco San Miguel y Bahía de Asunción, para la tan ansiada construcción de la Costanera Norte se está realizando a expensas de la destrucción de los hábitats naturales para las especies migratorias que le dan un valor único y de categoría mundial a la Ciudad de Asunción.

Americas

BirdLife calls upon the EU to champion biodiversity in Nagoya and at home

Mon, 04/10/2010 - 08:08

BirdLife International handed in to the European Commissioner for the Environment, Mr Janez Potoƒçnik, its “message for Nagoya”.

Europe and Central Asia

We must strengthen resilience through ‘ecological infrastructure’ - Policy Briefing

Sat, 02/10/2010 - 22:00

BirdLife Policy Brief for CBD COP-10, Nagoya - message from BirdLife's Chairman Peter J. Schei.

Five critical issues that will ‘make or break’ Nagoya – Policy Briefing

Sat, 02/10/2010 - 21:00

In May 2010, the Global Biodiversity Outlook concluded that the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) have failed to meet the 2010 Target to achieve a significant reduction in the rate of loss of biological diversity as a contribution to poverty alleviation and to the benefit of all life on earth.

Revised and updated Strategic Plan for the post-2010 period – Policy Briefing

Sat, 02/10/2010 - 20:00

BirdLife calls on all Parties to recognise the immediate need for hugely scaled up, effective and concerted efforts to overcome the obstacles that prevented the 2010 target from being met. Urgent action is essential to ensure nature’s resilience and underpin human well-being.

Financial Resources – Policy Briefing

Sat, 02/10/2010 - 19:00

Effective implementation of the CBD continues to be severely hampered by insufficient financial resources. This is a pervasive problem but at its most acute in developing countries.

Access & Benefit Sharing – Policy Briefing

Sat, 02/10/2010 - 18:00

Access to genetic resources and the fair and equitable sharing of benefits arising from their use is one of the three fundamental objectives of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD).

Protected Areas – Policy Briefing

Sat, 02/10/2010 - 17:00

Protected areas are a cornerstone of biodiversity conservation. The CBD Programme of Work on Protected Areas (POWPA) has helped to galvanise action. BirdLife has been a member of the ‘Friends of POWPA’- an informal group of NGOs and Governments which has supported the CBD Secretariat to build capacity, raise awareness and encourage regular reporting on POWPA.

Climate Change – Policy Briefing

Sat, 02/10/2010 - 16:00

This document outlines BirdLife’s main policy messages in relation to climate change for COP-10. BirdLife International urges parties to ensure decisions taken at the COP secure the following outcomes...

Marine and Coastal Biodiversity – Policy Briefing

Sat, 02/10/2010 - 15:00

The marine pelagic environment is the largest realm on Earth, constituting 99% of the biosphere volume. In addition to supplying more than 80% of the fish consumed by humans, pelagic ecosystems account for nearly half of the photosynthesis on Earth, directly or indirectly support almost all marine life and play a major role in the rate and extent of climate change.

Indicators – Policy Briefing

Sat, 02/10/2010 - 14:00

The world’s biodiversity is being lost faster than ever. As we destroy it, we lose its capacity to deliver ecosystem services such as crop pollination, freshwater provision and climate regulation upon which we all depend.