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How long will they stand?

Wed, 11/08/2010 - 19:29

The destruction of the world's mangrove forests is happening up to four times faster than the world's land-based forests, according to a new United Nations report. A study commissioned by the U.N. Environmental Program (UNEP) reports that one fifth (around 35,500 square kilometers) of the world's mangroves -- forests straddling both land and sea -- have been lost since 1980.

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The business of biodiversity conservation

Fri, 23/07/2010 - 14:37

“Consideration of sustainability must become mainstream in all sectors of society. I think we are now starting to see a growing trend towards business reputations, best practices and the economic bottom line being linked to how effectively they incorporate biodiversity into their agendas.”

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2010 Conservation Leadership Programme Award Winners

Thu, 24/06/2010 - 12:37

This year 36 award winning projects were selected from 265 applications. A total of $600,000 to teams from 23 different countries and, for the first time, we will be supporting conservation projects in Bangladesh, Nigeria, Uzbekistan and Zimbabwe

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International Day for Biological Diversity

Fri, 21/05/2010 - 15:22

This year’s theme is “Biodiversity for Development and Poverty Alleviation”. See how BirdLife’s work around the world contributes to improvements in livelihoods and wellbeing while protecting biodiversity.

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World governments urged to be more ambitious in efforts to save biodiversity

Tue, 18/05/2010 - 08:34

A coalition of 14 conservation organizations including BirdLife has called on the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) to amend its mission in light of the failure of the 2010 biodiversity targets and to set firm new measures to be implemented by 2020.

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Commercial fishing estimated to kill millions of Sea Turtles

Thu, 15/04/2010 - 08:32

It's not just seabirds which are accidently killed in commercial fisheries. The number of sea turtles accidently snared by commercial fishing gear over the past 20 years may reach into the millions, according to the first peer-reviewed study to compile sea turtle bycatch data from gillnet, trawl and longline fisheries worldwide.

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Building Partnerships

Wed, 05/08/2009 - 14:00

Building Partnerships – working together for conservation and development shares experiences, and supports lesson-learning within the BirdLife International Partnership.

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Complete bird checklist

Sun, 28/06/2009 - 12:10

BirdLife International maintains its own complete checklist of birds (taxonomic checklist of the world's bird species) because there are so many different global, regional, national, site and family taxonomic checklists. Click to download your free copy of the complete bird checklist.

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List of Albatross Species

Wed, 24/06/2009 - 13:59

Here's a list of Albatross species. In total there are 22 species of albatross, of which 17 are Globally Threatened according to BirdLife on behalf of the IUCN Red List.

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BirdLife's State of the Worlds Birds - Video

Thu, 09/04/2009 - 14:59

An interview with BirdLife's Head of Science - Alison Stattersfield.

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BirdLife's World Bird Festival

Wed, 17/09/2008 - 14:20

The World Bird Festival is a BirdLife International initiative that takes place every two years. This global event highlights the vital role that birds play in the equilibrium of ecosystems, as well as their relationships with people.

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