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Large-scale biofuels production threatens biodiversity and food security

Tue, 26/10/2010 - 23:01

Current demand for biofuels is leading to conversion of natural habitats, on a huge and potentially catastrophic scale.

Worldwide

Ministers swarm in to Nagoya

Tue, 26/10/2010 - 22:50

The arrival of the ministers and celebrities has given a new stimulus to achieve concrete results here at the CBD COP10.

Latin American biodiversity conservation and development awards 2010

Tue, 26/10/2010 - 10:54

The 2010 Awards for Biodiversity Conservation and Development in Latin America have been presented at a special event held at the CBD meeting in Nagoya, Japan. The prizes, worth Є7,000 each, are granted by SEO / BirdLife (Spanish Partner) and BirdLife International with the support of the Fundación Biodiversidad.

Americas

Nagoya in pictures...

Tue, 26/10/2010 - 09:59

COP a load of some BirdLife pictures sent directly from BirdLife staff at the UN Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) meeting in Nagoya...

Asia

Birds show the way to halt biodiversity loss

Tue, 26/10/2010 - 01:00

Birds and the information we hold about them can be used to focus and track the efforts needed to stem biodiversity loss, according to a new publication launched by BirdLife International.

Worldwide

BirdLife to sign agreement with the Convention on Biological Diversity

Tue, 26/10/2010 - 00:07

BirdLife and the Convention on Biological Diversity Secretariat will sign a Memorandum of Understanding to enhance cooperation in support of effective implementation of the Convention.

Worldwide

Alcalde Recibe a Delegación que Participa en el Festival Mundial de Aves

Mon, 25/10/2010 - 15:12

El Alcalde de Talcahuano, Gastón Saavedra Chandía, recibió una delegación de 9 países que participaron desde el 19 al 22 de octubre en el taller “Towards sustainable migratory bird conservation: Linking sites, linking people” y realizaron una visita al Humedal Rocuant-Andalién ubicado en la zona, en el marco del Festival Mundial de las Aves 2010.

Americas

A day in a life at COP10

Mon, 25/10/2010 - 07:14

The crucial second week of the conference has begun and today's schedule takes me from one meeting to another.

The world’s key sites for conservation – on one map

Mon, 25/10/2010 - 04:00

BirdLife has published a map showing the location of over 10,000 of the world’s most important sites for birds and biodiversity, and their protection status.

Worldwide

Important Bird Areas of the World - Poster

Sun, 24/10/2010 - 11:00

Poster showing the location and protection status of the world's 10,000 Important Bird Areas (IBAs). To download your copy please click here...

Oceans Day at Nagoya

Sat, 23/10/2010 - 00:00

Today is Oceans Day at the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) Conference of Parties meeting in Nagoya, Japan. The day is drawing attention to the increasing scientific evidence indicating the rapidly declining health of marine and coastal biodiversity. Indicative of these changes are the declines in seabird populations. BirdLife’s Global Seabird Programme has launched a new booklet which outlines our innovative approach to identifying and conserving marine Important Bird Area...

Worldwide

Horns locked at COP10

Fri, 22/10/2010 - 01:54

Today, all the working groups reported on their progress, and everywhere you look there are problems unresolved. COP10 is hardly a step further than when it started on Monday.

Local people are key to biodiversity conservation

Thu, 21/10/2010 - 08:37

The BirdLife Partnership has published a report which examines the success of BirdLife’s Local Conservation Group (LCG) approach in conserving biodiversity and supporting sustainable livelihoods at Important Bird Areas (IBAs) in the Americas.

Americas

COP10: One step forward, two steps back

Thu, 21/10/2010 - 07:42

There are serious concerns for the success of this important summit. For wherever you look at the issues on the negotiation table, more problems are appearing than being resolved.

TEEB should mark the beginning of global economic reform

Wed, 20/10/2010 - 07:17

The new TEEB report shows that it makes economic sense to protect and restore biodiversity.

Delegates must not return empty-handed from Nagoya

Tue, 19/10/2010 - 07:08

The opening statements of almost all developing countries made it clear that they are here on an “all or nothing” ask

CEMEX and BirdLife complete groundbreaking study of biodiversity in operations worldwide

Mon, 18/10/2010 - 09:40

CEMEX has announced the results of a comprehensive scoping study on the biodiversity status of its operations worldwide undertaken in conjunction with BirdLife International, as part of a ten-year global partnership signed in 2007.

Worldwide Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBAs)

BirdLife office inundated with shot protected birds and illegal hunting reports

Mon, 18/10/2010 - 07:56

Over the last three weeks since the end of BirdLife Malta’s Raptor Camp, the BirdLife office continued to receive shot protected birds...

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