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Raptor watch

Mon, 10/01/2011
419 pages, £15, Available to buy. At least 63 percent of the world's raptors migrate. Raptor Watch, compiled from contributions by over 800 observers worldwide, is a guide to 388 hotspots where these birds can be seen in their thousands.

Endemic Bird Areas of the World: Priorities for Conservation

Mon, 10/01/2011
860 pages, Out of print. At the heart of this book are descriptions of all 218 EBAs, including key habitats, major threats and conservation initiatives and a detailed map.

Seabirds on Islands: Threats, Case Studies and Action Plans

Mon, 10/01/2011
318 pages, Out of print. A series of 16 case studies from around the world, including Indonesia, Greenland, Indian Ocean islands, the Galapagos and the West Indies.

Birds to Watch 2: The BirdLife International World Checklist of Birds

Mon, 10/01/2011
407 pages, Out of print. New edition of Birds to Watch with c.1,200 species identified as globally threatened using the latest IUCN criteria.

BirdLife and the Convention on Biological Diversity sign agreement for biodiversity

Mon, 20/12/2010
The agreement is an expression of the desire of both BirdLife and the CBD Secretariat to enhance our cooperation following the recent adoption of the 2011-2020 Strategic Plan for the Convention at Nagoya in October.

Not perfect, but something for everyone: Cancún climate talks end with optimism renewed

Mon, 13/12/2010
After two weeks of intense discussion countries have reached a compromise at the climate talks in Cancún. What were the main advances from a BirdLife perspective?

Agreement close on REDD+ at Cancún

Fri, 10/12/2010
An agreement on REDD+ is close at climate talks in Cancún. This which would provide a mechanism for delivering financial incentives to developing countries to conserve and restore their forests.

Final day at Climate Change COP16 - so what's happening?

Fri, 10/12/2010
With just over 24 hours to go until COP16 in Cancún closes how are the negotiations progressing? Are we getting closer to a fair, ambitious and legally binding global deal on climate change?

Debate heating up on biofuels – BirdLife’s November 2010 Round Up

Wed, 08/12/2010
Biofuels are any kind of fuel derived from living things. In principle, they are a way of reducing greenhouse gas emissions compared to conventional fossil fuels like oil and coal. It is also estimated that emissions from burning biofuels are broadly comparable to the amount of the gas absorbed from the atmosphere when the biofuel plants are grown. Sounds great. Right? Sadly not...