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World Congress as it happened

Sat, 29/06/2013 - 23:52

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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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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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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.


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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BirdLife Conservation Achievement Awards recognise oustanding work for species, sites and habitats

Wed, 26/06/2013 - 11:44

At BirdLife’s World Congress the achievements of organisations and individuals who have made an exceptional contribution to BirdLife’s mission, programmes and conservation priorities were recognised

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The right renewables? Location, location, location!

Tue, 25/06/2013 - 10:44

High profile speakers, including Henry Paulson Jr, Patricia Bliss-Guest and Stephen Rumsey explored strategies and experiences in working with renewable energy developments.


BirdLife World Congress honours work of seven Partners

Sun, 23/06/2013 - 23:14

BirdLife has used its Partnership Awards to recognise the exceptional contributions of an unprecedented seven Partner organisations.

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Core contributions and service to the BirdLife Partnership honoured with President’s Medal

Sun, 23/06/2013 - 22:25

The President’s Medal is BirdLife’s most prestigious individual award. At the 2013 World Congress the medal was presented to ten people who have made an outstanding contribution to BirdLife.