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Empowering people to identify, conserve and monitor areas of importance for biodiversity

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.

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Thirty years of migration – a million miles on the wing

Tue, 21/09/2010 - 16:06

From now on it will be known as the million-mile bird: an Arctic tern which has been migrating between northern England and the Antarctic every year for the last three decades.

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Call for Applications: 2011 Conservation Leadership Programme Awards

Tue, 21/09/2010 - 11:45

The Conservation Leadership Programme (CLP) has been helping young conservationists to achieve their goals and move into positions of influence within the conservation sector for more than 25 years.

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BirdLife's Local Empowerment Programme

Thu, 16/09/2010 - 15:21

BirdLife’s Local Empowerment Programme focuses on the individuals and organisations that work with BirdLife Partners to deliver conservation, for biodiversity and for people, at the local level.

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How BirdLife is conserving tropical forests - with Roger Safford

Thu, 16/09/2010 - 07:39

Tropical forests are disappearing at a rate of one football pitch per second - more than 10 million hectares per year. These losses are driven by global demand for timber, paper and land for food crops and bio-fuels. BirdLife's work has shown that 913 species worldwide are threatened by forest destruction and degradation; that's almost one in ten of the world's birds.

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The Global Procellariiform Tracking Database

Wed, 08/09/2010 - 11:06

World Seabird Conference poster abstract by Phil Taylor - BirdLife International.

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The IUCN Red List process, and how you can help

Wed, 08/09/2010 - 11:05

World Seabird Conference workshop poster abstract by Andy Symes (BirdLife International) and Orea Anderson (RSPB; BirdLife in the UK).

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The BirdLife International Seabird Foraging Range Database

Wed, 08/09/2010 - 11:03

World Seabird Conference workshop poster abstract by Ben Lascelles (BirdLife International.

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World Seabird Colony Register Workshop

Wed, 08/09/2010 - 11:02

World Seabird Conference workshop abstract by Ben Lascelles, David Irons, Scott Hatch, Susan Waugh.

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Gadfly Petrel Conservation Group Poster

Wed, 08/09/2010 - 11:00

World Seabird Conference poster abstract by Ben Lascelles (BirdLife International).

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Conservation gets personal - BirdLife's August 2010 Round Up

Wed, 01/09/2010 - 16:21

“Conservation is all about what each of us can do personally to help”, said Richard Grimmett - BirdLife’s Assistant Director of Conservation...

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British birdwatchers rally to help Ethiopia

Fri, 20/08/2010 - 05:05

Tens of thousands of British birdwatchers attending the 22nd British Birdwatching Fair this weekend are coming together to raise funds for Ethiopia’s unique bird life.

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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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