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Bird photo contest to award $10,000 to winner

Sat, 24/12/2011
Lynx Edicions announces the launch of the first edition of the HBW World Bird Photo contest. The competition offers photographers a chance to win a first prize of US$10,000

WorldBirds database is building the bigger picture from birder’s notes

Fri, 16/12/2011
WorldBirds, the birdwatching database set up by BirdLife to record the observations of professional and citizen scientists all over the world, has passed the three million records milestone.

Empowering the Grassroots

Thu, 15/12/2011
In support of its Local Empowerment Programme, BirdLife has published Empowering the Grassroots, which examines the work of Important Bird Area Local Conservation Groups around the world.

Roadmap to a new global agreement – what did Durban deliver for our climate?

Tue, 13/12/2011
The UN climate change talks in Durban have ended and kept alive negotiations for a fair, ambitious and binding deal. But much still needs to be worked out.

Governments urged to recognise the role of ecosystems and biodiversity in climate change adaptation and mitigation

Mon, 05/12/2011
Climate change during the coming decades is projected to dramatically alter current patterns of temperature and precipitation across Africa, with huge implications for both humans and biodiversity

Volunteering for nature

Mon, 05/12/2011
Monday 5th December was International Volunteer Day (IVD), an annual event organised by the United Nations that provides an opportunity to celebrate the incredible contribution that volunteers make to the global society.

Get Angry - Fight Extinction!

Thu, 01/12/2011
Rovio Entertainment Ltd has launched a remarkable new Angry Birds campaigning website today in support of The BirdLife Preventing Extinctions Programme.

BirdLife team helps Convention on Migratory Species take significant steps forward for the conservation of migratory birds

Tue, 29/11/2011
The BirdLife's Partnership's work at the recent Conference of the Parties (COP10) to the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species has paid dividends with important decisions taken for the benefit of migratory species.

BirdLife calls on governments to deliver in Durban climate change talks

Fri, 25/11/2011
The world’s governments need to commit to deep and fair greenhouse gas emissions reductions that gives people and ecosystems a fighting chance to adapt.