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The world’s key sites for conservation – on one map

Mon, 25/10/2010
BirdLife has published a map showing the location of over 10,000 of the world’s most important sites for birds and biodiversity, and their protection status.

Oceans Day at Nagoya

Sat, 23/10/2010
Today is Oceans Day at the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) Conference of Parties meeting in Nagoya, Japan. The day is drawing attention to the increasing scientific evidence indicating the rapidly declining health of marine and coastal biodiversity. Indicative of these changes are the declines in seabird populations. BirdLife’s Global Seabird Programme has launched a new booklet which outlines our innovative approach to identifying and conserving marine Important Bird Area...

CEMEX and BirdLife complete groundbreaking study of biodiversity in operations worldwide

Mon, 18/10/2010
CEMEX has announced the results of a comprehensive scoping study on the biodiversity status of its operations worldwide undertaken in conjunction with BirdLife International, as part of a ten-year global partnership signed in 2007.

Key role for biodiversity in the battle against poverty and climate change

Fri, 15/10/2010
Nature’s riches can play a major role in poverty eradication, but only if governments and businesses recognise the true economic value of the goods and services our environment provides us.

From the Frontline

Wed, 13/10/2010
I was led to a career in conservation by a genuine and keen interest to understand how things work. My earliest memories are at ten years old, when I came across a 30 cm male Jackson’s Chameleon in the hedges of my small rural village Ithekahuno in Nyeri, Kenya, and marvelled at the complexity of the animal. From then on, I acquired a hunger to learn what was in the natural world, and why it looked and behaved the way it did.

Future of biodiversity hinges on benefit-sharing agreement

Wed, 13/10/2010
Progress in tackling the biodiversity crisis hangs on achieving agreement between the world’s nations on the access to genetic resources, and sharing of benefits arising from their use, according to BirdLife International.

Marine and Coastal Biodiversity – Policy Briefing

Sat, 02/10/2010
The marine pelagic environment is the largest realm on Earth, constituting 99% of the biosphere volume. In addition to supplying more than 80% of the fish consumed by humans, pelagic ecosystems account for nearly half of the photosynthesis on Earth, directly or indirectly support almost all marine life and play a major role in the rate and extent of climate change.

Biofuels and biodiversity – Policy Briefing

Sat, 02/10/2010
BirdLife International welcomes the CBD’s consideration of the impacts of biofuels on biodiversity1. The draft COP-10 decisions refer to minimising the negative impacts of biofuel production on biodiversity and maximising the benefits.

BirdLife’s approach to working locally – Policy Briefing

Sat, 02/10/2010
Whilst international conventions and national policy are important to address the problem of biodiversity loss, there also needs to be a local response, which empowers local people, recognises their rights and responsibilities and mobilises civil society at the local level.