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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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Special issue of World Birdwatch celebrates BirdLife's first 90 years

Thu, 20/12/2012 - 09:42

You can browse online through the pages of the latest issue of World Birdwatch and find out what BirdLife has achieved in its first 90 years.

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Business acting for biodiversity: CEMEX and BirdLife's plans for biodiversity spring into action

Wed, 19/12/2012 - 12:13

Conservation work begins at pilot quarry sites worldwide by multi-national cement and aggregates company, CEMEX, in partnership with BirdLife International and its Partners.

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The Seventh Conference of Parties to the Nairobi Convention begins today

Mon, 10/12/2012 - 15:22

The COP7 is expected to consider and adopt recommendations of a regional report on Birds as indicators of ecosystem health developed by BirdLife Partnership in collaboration with the national governments and the Secretariat of the Nairobi Convention.

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Climate change talks end with Doha Climate Gateway

Mon, 10/12/2012 - 14:42

After two weeks of intense and frustrating negotiations governments reached agreement on a compromise text which yet again falls far short of what is needed to keep the world on a pathway of limiting global average temperature rises to less than two degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels.

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Testimonials for BirdLife's 90th Anniversary

Sat, 01/12/2012 - 15:31

Peter Schei Chairman, BirdLife International "Like me, millions of people around the world have a special relationship with birds. They are embedded...

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