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Grants for conservation and communications projects in the Mediterranean

Wed, 20/11/2013 - 12:20

Call for Letters of Inquiry (LOIs) for small grants (up to $20,000) for biodiversity conservation and communication projects in the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF) Mediterranean Basin Biodiversity Hotspot.

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Scientists identify the world’s most irreplaceable protected areas

Thu, 14/11/2013 - 20:35

A new scientific study has identified the protected areas most critical to preventing extinctions of the world’s mammals, birds and amphibians. Resulting...

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Your new BirdLife website is launched!

Wed, 13/11/2013 - 11:50

www.birdlife.org has a new look to reflect a newly re-energised Partnership, which is better integrated with ways people use the web now, from mobile devices to social media. But the older and less technology-savvy can rest assured: you’ll still be able to find your way around, and our content is more readable.

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Important Bird & Biodiversity Areas going mobile

Wed, 06/11/2013 - 10:09

People who visit IBAs are our eyes and ears on the ground. And we need your help to monitor and protect some of the best sites for wildlife on the planet, by informing a new project to produce a mobile app...

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Couple sponsoring BirdLife are first in the world to run the entire length of South America unsupported, but supported nature throughout

Tue, 22/10/2013 - 10:28

Record breaking ecologist-adventurer couple have been acting for nature with every step of their daily marathons

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New tool helps local people put a value on nature’s services

Wed, 16/10/2013 - 15:29

Scientists have published a paper describing a ground-breaking new tool for assessing the value of services delivered by nature at important sites for biodiversity conservation.

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BirdLife calls for an ambitious response as IPCC finds greater certainty of human influence on climate change

Fri, 27/09/2013 - 21:16

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change states with greater confidence and authority than ever that climate change is happening, and that human influence on climate is clear. BirdLife is calling for the importance of healthy ecosystems to be effectively written into national, regional and international climate change and development policy.

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Scientists identify top ten priority regions for climate adaptation funding to secure food security and biodiversity

Tue, 17/09/2013 - 15:48

Tropical regions highlighted as areas in need of adaptation funding by first global study of combined climate change impacts on people and nature

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Video: Working with the Local Community in San Rafael Forest, Paraguay

Thu, 12/09/2013 - 10:43

A conversation about conservation with the Cacique (community leader) at San Rafael Important Bird Area, Paraguay.

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Looking for the next Conservation Leaders

Mon, 09/09/2013 - 09:12

The Call for Applications for 2014 Conservation Leadership Programme Awards is open!

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Video: Birds and people - Living on the Edge in the Sahel

Mon, 02/09/2013 - 06:00

Birds and people in the Sahel rely on the same natural resources: trees, water, land. New video from Burkina Faso shows how they are coping with living on the edge...

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Results of survey on promoting evidence-based bird conservation

Tue, 13/08/2013 - 14:54

A questionnaire survey, on how to best promote evidence-based bird conservation, launched in June by BirdLife International and the University of Cambridge,...

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A call for BirdLife Poets

Thu, 08/08/2013 - 10:43

Following the outstanding success of its first competition in 2012, The Rialto Magazine have teamed up again with the RSPB (BirdLife in the UK), to launch a second Nature Poetry Competition, and are seeking entries from across the BirdLife Partnership.

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New BirdLife video captures local perspectives

Mon, 22/07/2013 - 10:49

New video "Local Perspectives" captures the characters behind conservation on the ground - dedicated local people all around the world who are conserving the nature that they depend on, and sharing their thoughts with the world...

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Couple sponsoring BirdLife are first in world to run the whole length of Bolivia

Thu, 04/07/2013 - 10:27

British adventure-running couple, Katharine and David Lowrie, are first in world to run across Bolivia, raising money for BirdLife International and Asociacion Armonia (BirdLife in Bolivia).

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World Congress as it happened

Sat, 29/06/2013 - 23:52

See the news, comments and images from the BirdLife World Congress via the Congress Twitterfeed

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Sierra Leone’s President tells BirdLife World Congress that global challenges require local and national actions

Fri, 28/06/2013 - 15:24

The President of Sierra Leone, His Excellency Ernest Bai Koroma, has pledged to continue to work with the BirdLife Partnership to protect the Gola Forest in perpetuity, to conserve its biodiversity and ecosystem services and the livelihoods of its people, and as an important contribution to the fight against global climate change...

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IBAs in Danger – urgent action needed!

Thu, 27/06/2013 - 18:29

An increasing number of Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBAs) are under threat from damaging development. 95 BirdLife Partnership countries and territories provided data on the pressures at their most threatened IBAs.

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