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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...

The World's Rarest runs follow-up photo competition

Wed, 01/12/2010
The World’s Rarest project team is delighted to report a fantastic response to The World's Rarest Birds Photo Competition which closed at the end of August.

Climate Change negotiations to begin in Cancún

Mon, 29/11/2010
Negotiations begin today in Cancún on how the world should mitigate and adapt to climate change.

The seven hot issues for the Cancún climate talks

Fri, 26/11/2010
The need for urgent action on climate change, as governments gather for COP 16 in Cancun, Mexico, is greater than ever.

COP10 makes historic agreement to save biodiversity

Fri, 29/10/2010
Nagoya, 0140 - Weary delegates rose to their feet in a spontaneous standing ovation to celebrate a historic deal to save biodiversity and the planet

Now or never: action to stop impending extinctions is announced

Wed, 27/10/2010
Developing countries will be in a better position to halt the extinction of species that are hanging by a very thin thread, under a new partnership sponsored by the Global Environment Facility.

Nature’s backbone at risk

Wed, 27/10/2010
The most comprehensive assessment of the world’s vertebrates confirms an extinction crisis with one-fifth of species threatened. However, the situation would be worse were it not for current global conservation efforts, according to a study launched at the 10th Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity, CBD, in Nagoya, Japan

Large-scale biofuels production threatens biodiversity and food security

Tue, 26/10/2010
Current demand for biofuels is leading to conversion of natural habitats, on a huge and potentially catastrophic scale.

Birds show the way to halt biodiversity loss

Tue, 26/10/2010
Birds and the information we hold about them can be used to focus and track the efforts needed to stem biodiversity loss, according to a new publication launched by BirdLife International.