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While UNFCCC Parties debate, BirdLife project shows ecosystem-based adaptation in action

Mon, 16/12/2013 - 14:00

A pioneering BirdLife project is bringing together the collective experience of vulnerable local people in East Africa, who are seeing the effects of climate change first-hand, to inform international policy and plans on how best to cope and adapt to this quickly-changing environment.

Worldwide Burundi Climate Change

Albatrosses and sea turtles are caught as bycatch on fishing vessels on the high seas

BirdLife lends expertise to make high seas tuna fisheries sustainable

Thu, 12/12/2013 - 12:52

The BirdLife Partnership will be contributing its unrivalled experience in reducing seabird bycatch to a five-year project to improve sustainability and biodiversity conservation in tuna fisheries operating on the high seas.

Worldwide South Africa Marine - Americas

Red List for Birds 2013: Number of Critically Endangered birds hits new high

Tue, 26/11/2013 - 06:38

The number of bird species listed as Critically Endangered has reached an all-time high

Worldwide Preventing Extinctions

BirdLife says climate talks were undermined by economic interests and short-sightedness

Some progress but distinct lack of ambition in Warsaw climate talks

Mon, 25/11/2013 - 14:09

The climate talks in Warsaw during the last two weeks presented governments with a prime opportunity to change path, but they missed it. Once again, the climate talks were undermined by economic interests and short-sightedness.

Worldwide Climate Change

Ministers meeting at global climate talks in Warsaw should heed the lessons of past disasters

World Governments must commit to providing significant funds for climate change adaptation

Wed, 20/11/2013 - 14:42

Ministers meeting at global climate talks in Warsaw should heed the lessons of past disasters

Worldwide Climate Change

Grants for conservation and communications projects in the Mediterranean

Wed, 20/11/2013 - 12:20

Call for Letters of Inquiry (LOIs) for small grants (up to $20,000) for biodiversity conservation and communication projects in the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF) Mediterranean Basin Biodiversity Hotspot.

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Scientists identify the world’s most irreplaceable protected areas

Thu, 14/11/2013 - 20:35

A new scientific study has identified the protected areas most critical to preventing extinctions of the world’s mammals, birds and amphibians.

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www.birdlife.org has a new look to reflect a newly re-energised Partnership

Your new BirdLife website is launched!

Wed, 13/11/2013 - 11:50

www.birdlife.org has a new look to reflect a newly re-energised Partnership, which is better integrated with ways people use the web now, from mobile devices to social media. But the older and less technology-savvy can rest assured: you’ll still be able to find your way around, and our content is more readable.

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Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas represent some of the best sites for wildlife on the planet and need your help. Photo: Luke Mackin / Flickr

Important Bird & Biodiversity Areas going mobile

Wed, 06/11/2013 - 10:09

People who visit IBAs are our eyes and ears on the ground. And we need your help to monitor and protect some of the best sites for wildlife on the planet, by informing a new project to produce a mobile app...

Worldwide Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBA) - Middle East