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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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COP10 makes historic agreement to save biodiversity

Fri, 29/10/2010 - 17:19

Nagoya, 0140 - Weary delegates rose to their feet in a spontaneous standing ovation to celebrate a historic deal to save biodiversity and the planet

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Now or never: action to stop impending extinctions is announced

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.

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Nature’s backbone at risk

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

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Large-scale biofuels production threatens biodiversity and food security

Tue, 26/10/2010 - 23:01

Current demand for biofuels is leading to conversion of natural habitats, on a huge and potentially catastrophic scale.

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Birds show the way to halt biodiversity loss

Tue, 26/10/2010 - 01:00

Birds and the information we hold about them can be used to focus and track the efforts needed to stem biodiversity loss, according to a new publication launched by BirdLife International.

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BirdLife to sign agreement with the Convention on Biological Diversity

Tue, 26/10/2010 - 00:07

BirdLife and the Convention on Biological Diversity Secretariat will sign a Memorandum of Understanding to enhance cooperation in support of effective implementation of the Convention.

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The world’s key sites for conservation – on one map

Mon, 25/10/2010 - 04:00

BirdLife has published a map showing the location of over 10,000 of the world’s most important sites for birds and biodiversity, and their protection status.

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