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A Call to Verse

Fri, 23/01/2015 - 15:00

Calling all BirdLife poets! There is still time to enter 2014’s RSPB/Rialto Nature Poetry Competition. The deadline is GMT midnight on March...

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Leading the way in conservation

Fri, 16/01/2015 - 10:18

The Conservation Leadership Programme is advancing nature conservation by building the leadership capabilities of early-career conservation professionals working in places where there is a high-degree of biological diversity and limited capacity to address conservation issues.

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Human development and biodiversity conservation can go hand in hand, study finds

Tue, 13/01/2015 - 10:00

A new scientific study has assessed the impact of future human development scenarios on the conservation of species, using data from the...

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Tackling illegal trapping in Cyprus

Tue, 23/12/2014 - 16:09

"I wouldn't want to be a bird because it is so difficult," said a young girl in a school in Cyprus after learning about the migration of a Blackcap. Read about how on a little island besieged by trappers, BirdLife Cyprus are tackling the chronic illegal bird killing problem head on, with the support of our regional project and Partnership.

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Resilience to Extreme Weather: the role of ecosystems

Wed, 17/12/2014 - 10:28

As countries fail to make emission cuts necessary to curb dangerous climate change, the problem of extreme weather events is getting worse.

Worldwide Climate Change

Lima: a failure to build momentum

Mon, 15/12/2014 - 16:56

The UN climate talks in Lima finished late but delivered little.

Worldwide Climate Change

Spring Alive springs to action for migratory bird conservation

Fri, 05/12/2014 - 08:22

As migratory birds are settling in for winter in Africa, we reflect back on another successful season of Spring Alive, which celebrates their journey and acts for their conservation along the African-Eurasian flyway.

Worldwide Migratory Birds and Flyways

Climate negotiations begin in Peru

Tue, 02/12/2014 - 10:34

The recent report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is a stark reminder of the urgent need for climate action...

Worldwide Climate Change

Countries’ economic power does not predict conservation performance

Mon, 01/12/2014 - 13:37

Some countries are doing better than others at conserving their share of global vertebrate biodiversity, and the factors of success are not related to economic wealth.

Worldwide Forests of Hope

Global appetite for resources pushing new species to the brink

Mon, 17/11/2014 - 16:44

ishing, logging, mining, agriculture and other activities to satisfy our growing appetite for resources are threatening the survival of many species

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BirdLife International uses new platform to tell conservation stories

Mon, 17/11/2014 - 10:22

BirdLife International has started using a new media-rich information sharing technology to tell its conservation stories in a more indepth and interactive...

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Hundreds of important sites for nature threatened with destruction

Fri, 14/11/2014 - 22:38

More than 350 of the planet’s most important sites for nature are threatened with being lost forever according to a new report...

Worldwide Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBAs)

Hopes are raised as global agreements aim to make world a safer place for migratory birds

Mon, 10/11/2014 - 16:03

Two new global agreements have been reached that will help save migratory bird species across the world.

Worldwide Migratory Birds and Flyways

Namibia takes positive steps to save 30,000 seabirds a year

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 12:09

Following a meeting with the BirdLife’s Albatross Task Force, The Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resources in Namibia has introduced new fishery regulations which should practically eliminate seabird mortality from one of the most destructive fisheries!

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Renewable energy and migratory birds

Thu, 06/11/2014 - 16:16

Without proper planning, energy developments, including wind turbines and power lines, can be a major threat to migratory birds.

Worldwide Climate Change

Banning lead should not be a toxic issue.

Wed, 05/11/2014 - 20:35

RSPB's Agriculture Policy Officer, Ellie Crane, is attending the Convention on Migratory Species Conference of the Parties in Quito - vital decisions are in the process of being made - here's a guest blog just in from Ellie.

Worldwide Migratory Birds and Flyways

Local benefits for wildlife through BirdLife-CEMEX global partnership

Wed, 05/11/2014 - 17:21

With Golden Eagle surveying in Mexico, plans to protect dry forest in the Dominican Republic, Red-billed Chough nesting in a UK quarry, and the renewal of the national partnership in France; this update gives some examples from the CEMEX-BirdLife global partnership this year where the process of undertaking a Biodiversity Action Plan at a site is proving to be good for nature as well as business.

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High hopes for meeting on migratory species

Fri, 31/10/2014 - 13:53

BirdLife Partners are taking part in the Eleventh Meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS COP11) which is taking place in Quito, Ecuador, from 4 to 9 November 2014.

Worldwide Migratory Birds and Flyways

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