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.
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).
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.
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...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.