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BirdLife’s History in Objects, #8: The Compass

Wed, 20/06/2012
If a bird calls in a forest and no one is around to hear it, does it really exist? Cebu Flowerpecker, although Critically Endangered, is a lucky bird. It is also a successful reminder to never give up hope for a species. There is a lot of wonderful forest left to explore if we go off the beaten track. Read on to discover why this species almost succumbed to the same error as Shakespeare’s Romeo...
BirdLife in Objects, #2: The Coconut

BirdLife's History in Objects: #2 "Your own private tropical island?"

Wed, 20/06/2012
Ever fantasised about owning your own private tropical island? Back in the 1960s this ideal was not only confined to celebrity billionaires. Cousin Island in Seychelles was actually purchased by BirdLife International to save a bird from extinction, and a brand new indigenous conservation organisation was established in the process.

Sign 'the future we don't want' e-petition

Tue, 19/06/2012

RIO+20 negotiations are not going to give the future than many people and the planet ne

Securing the web of life

Tue, 19/06/2012
The source of our food, medicines and clean water, as well the livelihoods of millions of people may be at risk with the rapid decline of the world’s animal and plant species according to the latest update of the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species

It's all about economics at Rio

Mon, 18/06/2012
What's at stake is who will pay the bill, and who will sustain a country to adopt changes in favour of sustainable development.

Whose interests are being addressed at RIO+20?

Sat, 16/06/2012
At the end of each day the United Nations have created an open space for discussion among civil society and givernments on the RIO+20 agenda. Apparently 70% of the Rio+20 outcome document is from civil society input, but how much of it will be left after negotiations?

Rio+20 is an opportunity to fast-track the transition to the Green Economy

Thu, 14/06/2012
A new report “Building an Inclusive Green Economy” says a transition to a green economy could lift millions of people out of poverty and inequality as well as help the environment.

'We can't fail!' - but still to agree position

Thu, 14/06/2012
Sha Zukang, Secretary-General of Rio+20, opened the 3rd Preparatory Meeting to the Rio Conference with a personal plea - "we can't fail!"

What future do you want?

Wed, 13/06/2012
Thousands of people are flying to RIO+20, showing so many people's committment to discuss the future we want.