Wed, 27/10/2010 - 09:26
Developing countries will be in a better position to halt the extinction of species that are hanging by a very thin thread, under a new partnership sponsored by the Global Environment Facility.
Wed, 27/10/2010 - 01:00
The most comprehensive assessment of the world’s vertebrates confirms an extinction crisis with one-fifth of species threatened. However, the situation would be worse were it not for current global conservation efforts, according to a study launched at the 10th Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity, CBD, in Nagoya, Japan
Tue, 26/10/2010 - 23:01
Current demand for biofuels is leading to conversion of natural habitats, on a huge and potentially catastrophic scale.
Sat, 23/10/2010 - 00:00
Today is Oceans Day at the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) Conference of Parties meeting in Nagoya, Japan. The day is drawing attention to the increasing scientific evidence indicating the rapidly declining health of marine and coastal biodiversity. Indicative of these changes are the declines in seabird populations. BirdLife’s Global Seabird Programme has launched a new booklet which outlines our innovative approach to identifying and conserving marine Important Bird Area...
Mon, 18/10/2010 - 09:40
CEMEX has announced the results of a comprehensive scoping study on the biodiversity status of its operations worldwide undertaken in conjunction with BirdLife International, as part of a ten-year global partnership signed in 2007.
Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBAs)
Fri, 15/10/2010 - 08:58
Nature’s riches can play a major role in poverty eradication, but only if governments and businesses recognise the true economic value of the goods and services our environment provides us.
Wed, 13/10/2010 - 12:28
I was led to a career in conservation by a genuine and keen interest to understand how things work. My earliest memories are at ten years old, when I came across a 30 cm male Jackson’s Chameleon in the hedges of my small rural village Ithekahuno in Nyeri, Kenya, and marvelled at the complexity of the animal. From then on, I acquired a hunger to learn what was in the natural world, and why it looked and behaved the way it did.
Wed, 13/10/2010 - 09:02
Progress in tackling the biodiversity crisis hangs on achieving agreement between the world’s nations on the access to genetic resources, and sharing of benefits arising from their use, according to BirdLife International.
Sat, 02/10/2010 - 08:27
COP-10 Side Event where the BirdLife International Partnership will present a global inventory of over 10,000 terrestrial Important Bird Areas (IBAs) as well as showcase working with local communities across the globe to identify, document, monitor and conserve IBAs.