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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.

Commitment of missing Head of States to RIO+20 questioned

Thu, 21/06/2012
What Heads of States or ministers have to say to the world about sustainability and the committment of some of their fellow leaders.

Civil Society influence on RIO+20 minimal as Governments fail to listen

Thu, 21/06/2012
There was much applause for the representative of NGO during his speech at the RIO+20 opening plenary - "don't waste your power! Instead of attending to the narrow interests of individual governments, leaders should be inspired to change the world"

NGO statement given to Governments at RIO+20 plenary

Thu, 21/06/2012
Read Wael Hmaidan's statement on behalf of civil society and NGOs attending RIO+20
BirdLife in Objects, #5: The Ancient Scroll

BirdLife’s History in Objects: #5 "The Power of a Local Tradition: Hima”

Wed, 20/06/2012
More than 1,500 years ago in the harsh environment of the Arabian Peninsula, conservation was a way of life, necessary for survival. Now, to protect biodiversity and empower local people in the Middle East, the ancient Islamic tradition of hima is being revived...
BirdLife in Objects, #5: The Ancient Scroll

BirdLife’s History in Objects: #6 “The Hieroglyph”

Wed, 20/06/2012
The Northern Bald Ibis has had an eventful and turbulent relationship with man. Idolised yet mummified, celebrated and venerated yet beaten and eaten, collected then protected, hunted, poisoned, followed by pilgrims and tracked by scientists- this mythical bird is just over 200 mature wild individuals away from being lost forever. But hope is not even close from being lost...