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BirdLife's History in Objects: #1 "Birds of a Feather"

Tue, 31/07/2012 - 10:47

William Hudson recoiled in horror as he witnessed the sale of 80,000 Parrot and 1,700 Bird of Paradise skins in London, 1897. By 1922 a group of people had seen enough...

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BirdLife’s History in Objects, #10: A Drink For Nature

Thu, 12/07/2012 - 12:59

New study released today: the investment needed to save nature. In 2002, world leaders met to discuss the future of nature on earth. They set targets to reduce biodiversity loss that were not close to being met in 2010. Now, with the first authoritative information on financial costs, BirdLife International is determined to ensure world leaders take the new ‘Aichi Targets’ seriously...

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Grupo Jaragua’s first land purchase initiative saves 100 ha of threatened Caribbean forest

Tue, 03/07/2012 - 11:19

Grupo Jaragua (BirdLife in the Dominican Republic) has successfully purchased a 100 ha corridor of transitional, previously unprotected and highly threatened forest within the Jaragua-Bahoruco-Enriquillo Biosphere Reserve.

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Rio+20: where it should lead

Thu, 28/06/2012 - 20:31

The RSPB and Green Alliance have asked leaders from politics, business, NGOs, economics, science and the youth movement,to give their views in a collection of essays, Rio+20: where it should lead.

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Reflections on Rio – reaffirming and renewing rhetoric but has anything really changed?

Mon, 25/06/2012 - 22:25

As the 50,000 participants travel home after ten days of discussing The Future We Want, the outcome document from the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20), it’s time to reflect on the substance of what was agreed.

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BirdLife’s History in Objects: #3 “All Hands on Deck!”

Fri, 22/06/2012 - 15:04

Exciting personal accounts from an elite team of international high seas heroes. Venturing out to sea with local fishermen, the Albatross Task Force are who you call to save seabirds from accidental catching...

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BirdLife’s History in Objects, #12: A Migratory Bird's-Eye View of the World

Fri, 22/06/2012 - 14:53

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...

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BirdLife’s History in Objects, #11: The Frontier of Marine Conservation

Fri, 22/06/2012 - 12:47

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...

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Living off the Land: BirdLife’s History in Objects, #13

Fri, 22/06/2012 - 12:21

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...

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Latest news from BirdLife delegates at Rio+20

Fri, 22/06/2012 - 08:01

Direct from the RIO+20 conference Carolina Hazin shares her experiences and insight.

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Commitment of missing Head of States to RIO+20 questioned

Thu, 21/06/2012 - 15:59

What Heads of States or ministers have to say to the world about sustainability and the committment of some of their fellow leaders.

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

Thu, 21/06/2012 - 09:19

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"

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NGO statement given to Governments at RIO+20 plenary

Thu, 21/06/2012 - 08:58

Read Wael Hmaidan's statement on behalf of civil society and NGOs attending RIO+20

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

Wed, 20/06/2012 - 16:28

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...

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

Wed, 20/06/2012 - 16:15

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...

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BirdLife’s History in Objects: #7 “The Gavel”

Wed, 20/06/2012 - 12:20

Bringing the hammer down on governments to save nature. Our well-being and the resources we need to survive and develop all depend on diverse and healthy ecosystems. Yet this is not always considered by governments needing to maintain economic growth. When important ecosystems are under serious threat, the BirdLife Partnership is watching and ready to take action against the culprits. Even against governments...

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BirdLife’s History in Objects: #4 “Caribbean Treasures”

Wed, 20/06/2012 - 11:33

The Caribbean is an exceptionally important treasure trove of global biodiversity. It's also an important home to 37.5million people. So how are Important Bird Areas used to help local people protect their local biodiversity?

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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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