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BirdLife International announces Dr Hazell Shokellu Thompson as Acting CEO

Wed, 12/02/2014 - 10:29

Dr Hazell Shokellu Thompson is Acting CEO of BirdLife International after the recent resignation of Dr Marco Lambertini, who is joining WWF International as their Director General.

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CEPF green fodder project benefits villagers and biosphere reserve

Tue, 11/02/2014 - 16:25

A new project to grow green fodder for livestock is helping relieve grazing pressure on Jordan’s Wadi Mujib Biosphere Reserve.

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Remarkable wildlife event celebrates 25 years in style

Thu, 06/02/2014 - 10:27

The world’s largest wildlife event, the Birdfair, has celebrated its quarter century by raising a record amount for BirdLife's conservation work.

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Celebrating World Wetlands Day

Sun, 02/02/2014 - 07:40

February 2 nd marks World Wetlands Day, the date of the adoption of the Convention on Wetlands in the Iranian city of...

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Highlights from the world’s biggest conservation partnership

Fri, 31/01/2014 - 09:30

Last year was an important year for the BirdLife Partnership. Here we celebrate just a few highlights from our global partnership, and ask you to choose your favourite conservation success of 2013...

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We go beyond

Mon, 06/01/2014 - 12:41

The work of the BirdLife Partnership goes beyond birds, benefiting nature and people, and goes beyond today to impact the future. Read about our work in 2013 which had positive impacts for biodiversity, and on the human communities who depend on the natural products and ecosystem services provided by Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBAs).

Worldwide Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBA) - Middle East

Spring Alive transcends borders to bring people and birds together

Tue, 17/12/2013 - 14:52

For the eighth time, people in now 49 countries in Europe, Africa and Central Asia looked out for winged heralds of spring...

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While UNFCCC Parties debate, BirdLife project shows ecosystem-based adaptation in action

Mon, 16/12/2013 - 14:00

A pioneering BirdLife project is bringing together the collective experience of vulnerable local people in East Africa, who are seeing the effects of climate change first-hand, to inform international policy and plans on how best to cope and adapt to this quickly-changing environment.

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BirdLife lends expertise to make high seas tuna fisheries sustainable

Thu, 12/12/2013 - 12:52

The BirdLife Partnership will be contributing its unrivalled experience in reducing seabird bycatch to a five-year project to improve sustainability and biodiversity...

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Red List for Birds 2013: Number of Critically Endangered birds hits new high

Tue, 26/11/2013 - 06:38

The number of bird species listed as Critically Endangered has reached an all-time high

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Some progress but distinct lack of ambition in Warsaw climate talks

Mon, 25/11/2013 - 14:09

The climate talks in Warsaw during the last two weeks presented governments with a prime opportunity to change path, but they missed it. Once again, the climate talks were undermined by economic interests and short-sightedness.

Worldwide Climate Change

World Governments must commit to providing significant funds for climate change adaptation

Wed, 20/11/2013 - 14:42

Ministers meeting at global climate talks in Warsaw should heed the lessons of past disasters

Worldwide Climate Change

Grants for conservation and communications projects in the Mediterranean

Wed, 20/11/2013 - 12:20

Call for Letters of Inquiry (LOIs) for small grants (up to $20,000) for biodiversity conservation and communication projects in the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF) Mediterranean Basin Biodiversity Hotspot.

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Scientists identify the world’s most irreplaceable protected areas

Thu, 14/11/2013 - 20:35

A new scientific study has identified the protected areas most critical to preventing extinctions of the world’s mammals, birds and amphibians. Resulting...

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Your new BirdLife website is launched!

Wed, 13/11/2013 - 11:50

www.birdlife.org has a new look to reflect a newly re-energised Partnership, which is better integrated with ways people use the web now, from mobile devices to social media. But the older and less technology-savvy can rest assured: you’ll still be able to find your way around, and our content is more readable.

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Important Bird & Biodiversity Areas going mobile

Wed, 06/11/2013 - 10:09

People who visit IBAs are our eyes and ears on the ground. And we need your help to monitor and protect some of the best sites for wildlife on the planet, by informing a new project to produce a mobile app...

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Couple sponsoring BirdLife are first in the world to run the entire length of South America unsupported, but supported nature throughout

Tue, 22/10/2013 - 10:28

Record breaking ecologist-adventurer couple have been acting for nature with every step of their daily marathons

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New tool helps local people put a value on nature’s services

Wed, 16/10/2013 - 15:29

Scientists have published a paper describing a ground-breaking new tool for assessing the value of services delivered by nature at important sites for biodiversity conservation.

Worldwide Climate Change