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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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Protected status for Panama Bay reinstated by court ruling

Tue, 09/04/2013 - 14:14

The Bay of Panama, one of the most important sites for migratory waterbirds in the America, has received a reprieve from destructive development.

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The World's Rarest Birds photo competition winners announced and book launched

Wed, 03/04/2013 - 06:50

The winners of the second international photo competition run by The World’s Rarest Birds book project have been announced and the book launched

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Cambridge Conservation Initiative to create conservation campus to help transform understanding and conservation of biodiversity

Tue, 02/04/2013 - 17:37

The launch of the Cambridge Conservation Campus , which will become the hub for the Cambridge Conservation Initiative (CCI), was marked by a lecture by Sir David Attenborough.

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Surprise Spoon-billed Sandpiper sighting at Malaysian IBA highlights importance of CEMEX’s new support

Mon, 25/03/2013 - 12:17

Sighting of Critically Endangered bird underlines the global importance of Teluk Air Tawar-Kuala Muda coast IBA, and the benefits of CEMEX's new support of MNS's efforts to conserve the site...

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We need your vote to save the albatross

Fri, 22/03/2013 - 08:19

A new Albatross Task Force project needs your help to win the vote for one of this year’s European Outdoor Conservation Association awards.

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New website gives conservationists tools to tackle climate change

Mon, 11/03/2013 - 12:20

A collaborative effort from Cambridge produces a training toolkit for early- to mid- career international conservationists to understand the intimate links between biodiversity, ecosystem services and climate change

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CEMEX teams-up with Malaysian Nature Society to conserve the country’s rich natural heritage

Wed, 06/02/2013 - 10:21

A new stage in the CEMEX-BirdLife relationship as CEMEX Malaysia and Malaysian Nature Society formalise partnership to conserve nature.

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Spare a thought for water on World Wetlands Day!

Sat, 02/02/2013 - 06:00

Drop everything for a moment today, and remind yourself of the vital role wetland play in supporting life. For today is World Wetlands Day!

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Wind farm in Lesotho could cause the local extinction of vultures

Thu, 24/01/2013 - 15:04

BirdLife South Africa and BirdLife International are very concerned that the proposed development of a wind farm at Letseng in Lesotho could have severe impacts on the already declining populations of Cape Vultures and Lammergeiers.

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