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BirdLife’s History in Objects, #10: A Drink For Nature

Thu, 12/07/2012
New study released today: the investment needed to save nature. In 2002, world leaders met to discuss the future of nature on earth. They set targets to reduce biodiversity loss that were not close to being met in 2010. Now, with the first authoritative information on financial costs, BirdLife International is determined to ensure world leaders take the new ‘Aichi Targets’ seriously...
The Critically Endangered cacheo palm (Pseudophoenix ekmanii) is endemic to the Jaragua National Park IBA. Photo by Yolanda León.

Grupo Jaragua’s first land purchase initiative saves 100 ha of threatened Caribbean forest

Tue, 03/07/2012
Grupo Jaragua (BirdLife in the Dominican Republic) has successfully purchased a 100 ha corridor of transitional, previously unprotected and highly threatened forest within the Jaragua-Bahoruco-Enriquillo Biosphere Reserve.

Rio+20: where it should lead

Thu, 28/06/2012
The RSPB and Green Alliance have asked leaders from politics, business, NGOs, economics, science and the youth movement,to give their views in a collection of essays, Rio+20: where it should lead.

Reflections on Rio – reaffirming and renewing rhetoric but has anything really changed?

Mon, 25/06/2012
As the 50,000 participants travel home after ten days of discussing The Future We Want, the outcome document from the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20), it’s time to reflect on the substance of what was agreed.
BirdLife in Objects, #3: A longline hook

BirdLife’s History in Objects: #3 “All Hands on Deck!”

Fri, 22/06/2012
Exciting personal accounts from an elite team of international high seas heroes. Venturing out to sea with local fishermen, the Albatross Task Force are who you call to save seabirds from accidental catching...

BirdLife’s History in Objects, #12: A Migratory Bird's-Eye View of the World

Fri, 22/06/2012
They fly thousands of kilometres from pole to pole, and from their perspective in the sky, migratory birds see and know no boundaries. Celebrated by many cultures, the wonder of their epic journeys has the ability to foster bonds between nations. This is the flyways approach...

BirdLife’s History in Objects, #11: The Frontier of Marine Conservation

Fri, 22/06/2012
Data transmitted from the backs of seabirds wandering the vast oceans have been used to create the first ever interactive atlas of priority sites for marine conservation. With the collaboration of over 1000 experts worldwide, this will be important for the future of our oceans...

Living off the Land: BirdLife’s History in Objects, #13

Fri, 22/06/2012
On flat dusty clearings bordered by spindly trees in rural West Africa, women can be seen rolling out balls of what look (and smell) like large mammal droppings. Making this condiment, soumbala, is one of the only ways local women can make a living. Whatever nature provides has value to people...

Latest news from BirdLife delegates at Rio+20

Fri, 22/06/2012
Direct from the RIO+20 conference Carolina Hazin shares her experiences and insight.