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A Complete Guide to Antarctic Wildlife: The Birds and Marine Mammals of the Antarctic Continent and the Southern Ocean

Mon, 10/01/2011 - 15:00

544 pages, £40.00, Available to buy. This book is the first complete guide to the natural history and wildlife of this vast region, covering all the sub Antarctic islands, the Southern Ocean and the Antarctic Continent.

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The Atlas of Birds: Mapping Avian Diversity, Behaviour and Habitats Worldwide

Mon, 10/01/2011 - 14:00

144 pages, £16.99, Available to buy. Authoritative and concise, this beautifully illustrated atlas captures the dazzling diversity of bird life around the world.

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The Jewel Hunter

Mon, 10/01/2011 - 14:00

424 pages, £17.99, Available to buy. Insightful, compelling and laugh-out-loud funny, this is more than a book about birds. It's a true story detailing the lengths to which a man will go to escape his mid-life crisis. A travelogue with a difference.

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Bird Watch: A Survey of Planet Earth’s Ecosystems

Mon, 10/01/2011 - 14:00

256 pages, £36.50, Available to buy. Bird Watch is an illustrated tour of endangered birds and their habitats.

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Birds and People: Bonds in a Timeless Journey

Mon, 10/01/2011 - 14:00

360 pages, £9.99, Available to buy. Birds and People: Bonds in a Timeless Journey unfolds the history of our relationship with the most colourful and familiar of the groups of organisms we share our planet with.

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Raptor watch

Mon, 10/01/2011 - 13:30

419 pages, £15, Available to buy. At least 63 percent of the world's raptors migrate. Raptor Watch, compiled from contributions by over 800 observers worldwide, is a guide to 388 hotspots where these birds can be seen in their thousands.

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Endemic Bird Areas of the World: Priorities for Conservation

Mon, 10/01/2011 - 13:30

860 pages, Out of print. At the heart of this book are descriptions of all 218 EBAs, including key habitats, major threats and conservation initiatives and a detailed map.

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Seabirds on Islands: Threats, Case Studies and Action Plans

Mon, 10/01/2011 - 13:30

318 pages, Out of print. A series of 16 case studies from around the world, including Indonesia, Greenland, Indian Ocean islands, the Galapagos and the West Indies.

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Birds to Watch 2: The BirdLife International World Checklist of Birds

Mon, 10/01/2011 - 13:30

407 pages, Out of print. New edition of Birds to Watch with c.1,200 species identified as globally threatened using the latest IUCN criteria.

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BirdLife and the Convention on Biological Diversity sign agreement for biodiversity

Mon, 20/12/2010 - 11:19

The agreement is an expression of the desire of both BirdLife and the CBD Secretariat to enhance our cooperation following the recent adoption of the 2011-2020 Strategic Plan for the Convention at Nagoya in October.

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Not perfect, but something for everyone: Cancún climate talks end with optimism renewed

Mon, 13/12/2010 - 14:47

After two weeks of intense discussion countries have reached a compromise at the climate talks in Cancún. What were the main advances from a BirdLife perspective?

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Agreement close on REDD+ at Cancún

Fri, 10/12/2010 - 21:44

An agreement on REDD+ is close at climate talks in Cancún. This which would provide a mechanism for delivering financial incentives to developing countries to conserve and restore their forests.

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Final day at Climate Change COP16 - so what's happening?

Fri, 10/12/2010 - 07:10

With just over 24 hours to go until COP16 in Cancún closes how are the negotiations progressing? Are we getting closer to a fair, ambitious and legally binding global deal on climate change?

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Debate heating up on biofuels – BirdLife’s November 2010 Round Up

Wed, 08/12/2010 - 07:33

Biofuels are any kind of fuel derived from living things. In principle, they are a way of reducing greenhouse gas emissions compared to conventional fossil fuels like oil and coal. It is also estimated that emissions from burning biofuels are broadly comparable to the amount of the gas absorbed from the atmosphere when the biofuel plants are grown. Sounds great. Right? Sadly not...

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The World's Rarest runs follow-up photo competition

Wed, 01/12/2010 - 12:52

The World’s Rarest project team is delighted to report a fantastic response to The World's Rarest Birds Photo Competition which closed at the end of August.

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Climate Change negotiations to begin in Cancún

Mon, 29/11/2010 - 08:59

Negotiations begin today in Cancún on how the world should mitigate and adapt to climate change.

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The seven hot issues for the Cancún climate talks

Fri, 26/11/2010 - 11:37

The need for urgent action on climate change, as governments gather for COP 16 in Cancun, Mexico, is greater than ever.

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Europe’s biofuels plans driving social and environmental destruction

Thu, 18/11/2010 - 15:59

New research warns of massive increase in carbon emissions and land conversion through the use of biofuels in Europe.

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