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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.

Empowering people to identify, conserve and monitor areas of importance for biodiversity

Sat, 02/10/2010
COP-10 Side Event where the BirdLife International Partnership will present a global inventory of over 10,000 terrestrial Important Bird Areas (IBAs) as well as showcase working with local communities across the globe to identify, document, monitor and conserve IBAs.

Marine Important Bird Areas - booklet

Fri, 01/10/2010

BirdLife International’s Important Bird Area (IBA) programme has, for more than 25 year

Thirty years of migration – a million miles on the wing

Tue, 21/09/2010
From now on it will be known as the million-mile bird: an Arctic tern which has been migrating between northern England and the Antarctic every year for the last three decades.

Call for Applications: 2011 Conservation Leadership Programme Awards

Tue, 21/09/2010
The Conservation Leadership Programme (CLP) has been helping young conservationists to achieve their goals and move into positions of influence within the conservation sector for more than 25 years.

BirdLife's Local Empowerment Programme

Thu, 16/09/2010
BirdLife’s Local Empowerment Programme focuses on the individuals and organisations that work with BirdLife Partners to deliver conservation, for biodiversity and for people, at the local level.

How BirdLife is conserving tropical forests - with Roger Safford

Thu, 16/09/2010
Tropical forests are disappearing at a rate of one football pitch per second - more than 10 million hectares per year. These losses are driven by global demand for timber, paper and land for food crops and bio-fuels. BirdLife's work has shown that 913 species worldwide are threatened by forest destruction and degradation; that's almost one in ten of the world's birds.