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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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Experts meet in Montreal to 'talk biodiversity'

Mon, 30/04/2012 - 21:33

Delegates from 193 countries are preparing recommendations for the next Convention on Biological Diversity Conference of Parties (COP) in October in India.

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Indian Ocean Tuna Commission moves to protect albatrosses

Thu, 26/04/2012 - 12:47

The Indian Ocean Tuna Commission has agreed to measures that, if appropriately implemented by tuna longline fishing vessels, will result in significant reductions in albatross mortality.

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Foiling climate change

Sun, 01/04/2012 - 02:00

After seeding the sea with iron filings to create a carbon sink, and giant mirrors which reflect the sun’s heat back into space, comes a new geo-engineering solution which aims to maintain penguin breeding colonies in the Antarctic at their optimum temperature.

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Half of the world’s most important sites for nature are currently unprotected.

Wed, 21/03/2012 - 23:01

The world’s governments have committed to increasing the coverage of protected areas by 2020 in order to address rapid rates of environmental destruction. However, a new study shows that only half of the most important sites for wildlife have been fully protected.

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‘State of the world’s birds’—more than just a report

Thu, 15/03/2012 - 14:39

BirdLife's 'State of the World's Birds' is getting bigger and better. Find out more.

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The RSPB and Tesco unite to protect rainforests

Thu, 01/03/2012 - 12:13

The RSPB (BirdLife in the UK) and Tesco (one of the world's top five global retailers) have announced a ground-breaking partnership called ‘Together For Trees’ to help protect rainforests around the world.

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Guided by science, Kenyan authority rejects the case for jatropha at Dakatcha IBA

Fri, 24/02/2012 - 11:12

Following a campaign led by Nature Kenya, supported by other BirdLife Partners, Kenya’s National Environment Management Authority (NEMA) has officially rejected a proposal to convert 10,000 hectares of Dakatcha Woodland IBA to grow the biofuel crop jatropha.

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First assessment of Endangered Northern Rockhopper Penguins since 2011 oil spill

Sun, 05/02/2012 - 23:01

A survey to assess the penguins’ population has started. The latest counts suggest the breeding population hasn’t suffered as much as anticipated.

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Sustainable tourism for Nepal's wetlands

Thu, 02/02/2012 - 06:47

The focus of this year's World Wetlands Day is sustainable tourism. Find out about Bird Conservation Nepal's work at Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve.

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