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BirdLife’s History in Objects, #9: The Leaf

Wed, 20/06/2012 - 10:54

In the Greater Gola Forest of West Africa, the sounds of gunshots were commonplace in the 1990s. This is the story of how, two decades later, two countries with common wildlife, common tribal makeups and common challenges became united by a Transboundary Peace Park.

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BirdLife’s History in Objects, #8: The Compass

Wed, 20/06/2012 - 10:25

If a bird calls in a forest and no one is around to hear it, does it really exist? Cebu Flowerpecker, although Critically Endangered, is a lucky bird. It is also a successful reminder to never give up hope for a species. There is a lot of wonderful forest left to explore if we go off the beaten track. Read on to discover why this species almost succumbed to the same error as Shakespeare’s Romeo...

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BirdLife's History in Objects: #2 "Your own private tropical island?"

Wed, 20/06/2012 - 10:19

Ever fantasised about owning your own private tropical island? Back in the 1960s this ideal was not only confined to celebrity billionaires. Cousin Island in Seychelles was actually purchased by BirdLife International to save a bird from extinction, and a brand new indigenous conservation organisation was established in the process.

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Sign 'the future we don't want' e-petition

Tue, 19/06/2012 - 21:52

RIO+20 negotiations are not going to give the future than many people and the planet needs. An e-petition has been started '...

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Securing the web of life

Tue, 19/06/2012 - 14:36

The source of our food, medicines and clean water, as well the livelihoods of millions of people may be at risk with the rapid decline of the world’s animal and plant species according to the latest update of the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species

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It's all about economics at Rio

Mon, 18/06/2012 - 11:19

What's at stake is who will pay the bill, and who will sustain a country to adopt changes in favour of sustainable development.

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Whose interests are being addressed at RIO+20?

Sat, 16/06/2012 - 18:19

At the end of each day the United Nations have created an open space for discussion among civil society and givernments on the RIO+20 agenda. Apparently 70% of the Rio+20 outcome document is from civil society input, but how much of it will be left after negotiations?

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Rio+20 is an opportunity to fast-track the transition to the Green Economy

Thu, 14/06/2012 - 11:01

A new report “Building an Inclusive Green Economy” says a transition to a green economy could lift millions of people out of poverty and inequality as well as help the environment.

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'We can't fail!' - but still to agree position

Thu, 14/06/2012 - 10:24

Sha Zukang, Secretary-General of Rio+20, opened the 3rd Preparatory Meeting to the Rio Conference with a personal plea - "we can't fail!"

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What future do you want?

Wed, 13/06/2012 - 15:05

Thousands of people are flying to RIO+20, showing so many people's committment to discuss the future we want.

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Sustainablity: new 'Spotlight' on BirdLife's Data Zone

Tue, 12/06/2012 - 11:39

The decisions reached at RIO+20 will shape how society responses to the challenge of achieving social, economic and environmental sustainability. Read about sustainability on the new Spotlight on BirdLife's Data Zone.

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Rio+20 - BirdLife urges governments to ensure that biodiversity and nature are central to decisions taken on sustainable development

Mon, 11/06/2012 - 13:25

The BirdLife Partenership is calling on governments attending Rio+20 to demonstrate global leadership to redirect the global economy towards a sustainable pathway.

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Threat to the Amazon’s birds greater than ever, Red List update reveals

Thu, 07/06/2012 - 00:00

The risk of extinction has increased substantially for nearly 100 species of Amazonian birds, reveals the 2012 IUCN Red List update for birds released by BirdLife International.

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Mark Avery's daily blog from RIO+20

Fri, 01/06/2012 - 13:58

Each day on 1-20 June Mark Avery is writing a blog about biodiversity, sustainability and global issues

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VBN funds expansion of migratory shorebird research

Thu, 31/05/2012 - 10:39

Vogelbescherming Nederland (VBN, BirdLife in The Netherlands) and WWF-Netherlands are funding a new chair in migratory bird ecology at the University of Groningen.

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Protecting marine biodiversity on International Day of Biological Diversity

Tue, 22/05/2012 - 11:00

Marine Biodiversity is the theme for this year's International Day for Biological Diversity, celebrated today.

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SAVE Brasil calls on us all to join the campaign against changes to Brazil’s forest law

Mon, 21/05/2012 - 13:30

Slowing down deforestation in Brazil is threatened by a new bill that can now be stopped only by a Presidential veto. Give your support to an online petition campaign.

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World Migratory Bird Day 2012 highlights multiple benefits of safeguarding bird habitats

Fri, 11/05/2012 - 10:53

The economic benefits of supporting the world's migratory bird species is one of the key themes during this year's World Migratory Bird Day celebrations.

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