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Sat, 29/06/2013 - 23:52

See the news, comments and images from the BirdLife World Congress via the Congress Twitterfeed

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Gola Forest and the Mano River, the border between Sierra Leone and Liberia (Image: D Zeller/RSPB)

Sierra Leone’s President tells BirdLife World Congress that global challenges require local and national actions

Fri, 28/06/2013 - 15:24

The President of Sierra Leone, His Excellency Ernest Bai Koroma, has pledged to continue to work with the BirdLife Partnership to protect the Gola Forest in perpetuity, to conserve its biodiversity and ecosystem services and the livelihoods of its people, and as an important contribution to the fight against global climate change...

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Burung Indonesia leads Wallacea profile team for CEPF

Thu, 27/06/2013 - 23:40

The profile will identify priority areas for conservation action, and guide the disbursement of up to US $5 million

Asia Indonesia Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBA) - Asia

IBAs in Danger – urgent action needed!

Thu, 27/06/2013 - 18:29

An increasing number of Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBAs) are under threat from damaging development. 95 BirdLife Partnership countries and territories provided data on the pressures at their most threatened IBAs.

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First five CEPF projects granted in the Eastern Afromontane hotspot!

First five CEPF projects granted in the Eastern Afromontane hotspot!

Thu, 27/06/2013 - 15:02

The Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund has signed the first contracts with Civil Society Organisations in the Eastern Afromontane hotspot. These are for projects in the Albertine Rift, Zimbabwe, Mozambique and Ethiopia.

Africa Ethiopia

CEMEX and BirdLife launch new shared vision for nature conservation

Thu, 27/06/2013 - 13:30

CEMEX celebrated its partnership with BirdLife International at the BirdLife World Congress in Ottawa, Canada, with the launch of a new publication: The CEMEX approach to Biodiversity Conservation.

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Taking action for 60% of the world’s Critically Endangered bird species

Thu, 27/06/2013 - 09:18

A report released on June 22 at BirdLife World Congress reveals that BirdLife International has taken action for 60% of the world’s 197 Critically Endangered bird species with threats reduced or stabilised as a direct result. The report focuses on the current state of the world’s most threatened birds, the factors causing their decline and what BirdLife is doing to address this issue. Through one dedicated work Programme, the Preventing Extinctions Programme, BirdLife tries to find innovative conservation solutions and delivers targeted action which has proved to be working.

Europe and Central Asia

Innovative projects for conservation funding

Thu, 27/06/2013 - 09:12

Delivering creative proposals for funding projects aiming at building relationships and aligning interests were some of the main conclusions of the workshop “Impact at the Core: The perfect core-project funding mix for successful nature conservation”, held on June 20 at the BirdLife World Congress. Participants discussed on how to develop strategic and effective ways of obtaining funding and shared examples and best practices of working with donors.

Europe and Central Asia

Ten new Members of Honour at BirdLife World Congress

Wed, 26/06/2013 - 16:48

These awards are made to people who have made a significant contribution to the growth, governance, finances and conservation strategy of BirdLife International over at least five years.

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