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Core contributions and service to the BirdLife Partnership honoured with President’s Medal

Sun, 23/06/2013 - 22:25

The President’s Medal is BirdLife’s most prestigious individual award. At the 2013 World Congress the medal was presented to ten people who have made an outstanding contribution to BirdLife.

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BirdLife International partners with Wattpad in innovative digital storytelling project

Sat, 22/06/2013 - 23:10

BirdLife International and online social reading and writing community Wattpad are celebrating the special place birds have always had, and will continue to have in storytelling and literature.

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Video - BirdLife 90th Anniversary Gala Celebration Dinner

Fri, 21/06/2013 - 18:30

http://vimeo.com/birdlife/galadinner2013 Video of the Gala Celebration Dinner held at the Trillium Ballroom, Ottawa Convention Center, Canada on Friday June 21 2013 to celebrate BirdLife's 90th Anniversary. With personal messages from HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco, and artist Robert Bateman; plus live auction with Stephen Ranger and a mystery guest... Grateful thanks to all supporters helping us exceed our fundraising goal for the benefit of BirdLife's future conservation work!

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Canada's Minister of the Environment recognises the remarkable BirdLife Partnership

Fri, 21/06/2013 - 16:50

BirdLife International is a remarkable organization that demonstrates the considerable value of cooperation.

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New BirdLife Global Council elected

Thu, 20/06/2013 - 19:43

Before every BirdLife World Congress, the entire Global Partnership meets to debate and endorse strategic issues, and elect new officers.

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BirdLife International World Congress Sponsors

Thu, 20/06/2013 - 15:50

BirdLife International greatly appreciates the support that has made World Congress possible Many BirdLife Partners, project funding organisations and private individuals, including...

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Introducing the 'Hook Pod'

Thu, 20/06/2013 - 15:37

A new ingenious device - the 'Hook Pod' - has been designed to keep albatrosses from being hooked.

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Now it’s 121: five new countries join the world’s fastest-growing conservation Partnership

Thu, 20/06/2013 - 13:25

The BirdLife Partnership voted in five more organisations from Croatia, Fiji, Montenegro, Morocco and Serbia at the recent BirdLife Global Partnership Meeting

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Saving the world's most threatened birds

Thu, 20/06/2013 - 13:09

Over 1,300 bird species are threatened with extinction, and a total of 197 Critically Endangered bird species are on the brink of...

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Birds indicate a planet in peril, but investing in conservation makes economic sense

Thu, 20/06/2013 - 03:00

Declines in birds across the globe are providing evidence of a rapid deterioration in the global environment that is affecting all life on earth – including people. However, birds also tell us that saving the planet comes at a relatively small price – an investment that’s vital to secure our own future.

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BirdLife World Congress, the most energising and inspiring event in the conservation calendar, opens in Ottawa

Mon, 17/06/2013 - 14:11

Conservationists, politicians and business people from more than 120 countries will meet in Ottawa, Canada on June 19th, for the World Congress of the largest and fastest growing global Partnership of national conservation organisations.

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Biodiversity and ecosystem services play a fundamental role in human well-being

Sun, 16/06/2013 - 15:23

Investing in biodiversity for human well-being and development was on the agenda at the recently held Trondheim Biodiversity Conference.

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From words to action – key organisations team up to stop the extinction crisis

Wed, 29/05/2013 - 09:22

IUCN and other organisations, including BirdLife International have come together to support the achievement of a global biodiversity target to prevent further species loss.

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CBD Day: Convention on Biological Diversity or Clean Bathing and Drinking?

Wed, 22/05/2013 - 13:50

May 22 is the International Day of Biological Diversity. This year the Convention on Biological Diversity has chosen the theme Water and Biodiversity, to coincide with the United Nations designation of 2013 as the International Year of Water Cooperation.

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World Migratory Bird Day 2013 highlights importance of site networks for migratory birds

Sat, 11/05/2013 - 08:14

This weekend 11-12 May is World Migratory Bird Day 2013 is being celebrated in over 65 countries including events held by BirdLife Partners.

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Celebrate World Penguin Day -and the world penguin tracking database

Thu, 25/04/2013 - 16:34

BirdLife International and the Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research have joined the British Antarctic Survey to compile a “tracking database” on six penguin species. The project is funded by the UK Government’s Darwin Initiative.

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British couple at half-way mark in record attempt to run South America for wildlife

Thu, 18/04/2013 - 07:00

Couple are running the entire length of South America to raise money for BirdLife International and Armonía (BirdLife in Bolivia), connect people with wildlife, and inspire environmental action. We wish them the best of luck!

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2013 Conservation Leadership Programme awards winners announced!

Wed, 10/04/2013 - 10:12

The Conservation Leadership Programme has announced this year’s 28 award-winning projects in 22 different countries, worth a total of $470,000.

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