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WorldBirds database is building the bigger picture from birder’s notes

Fri, 16/12/2011 - 15:10

WorldBirds, the birdwatching database set up by BirdLife to record the observations of professional and citizen scientists all over the world, has passed the three million records milestone.

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Empowering the Grassroots

Thu, 15/12/2011 - 09:24

In support of its Local Empowerment Programme, BirdLife has published Empowering the Grassroots, which examines the work of Important Bird Area Local Conservation Groups around the world.

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Roadmap to a new global agreement – what did Durban deliver for our climate?

Tue, 13/12/2011 - 12:11

The UN climate change talks in Durban have ended and kept alive negotiations for a fair, ambitious and binding deal. But much still needs to be worked out.

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Governments urged to recognise the role of ecosystems and biodiversity in climate change adaptation and mitigation

Mon, 05/12/2011 - 21:39

Climate change during the coming decades is projected to dramatically alter current patterns of temperature and precipitation across Africa, with huge implications for both humans and biodiversity

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Volunteering for nature

Mon, 05/12/2011 - 06:21

Monday 5th December was International Volunteer Day (IVD), an annual event organised by the United Nations that provides an opportunity to celebrate the incredible contribution that volunteers make to the global society.

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Get Angry - Fight Extinction!

Thu, 01/12/2011 - 13:01

Rovio Entertainment Ltd has launched a remarkable new Angry Birds campaigning website today in support of The BirdLife Preventing Extinctions Programme.

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BirdLife team helps Convention on Migratory Species take significant steps forward for the conservation of migratory birds

Tue, 29/11/2011 - 20:15

The BirdLife's Partnership's work at the recent Conference of the Parties (COP10) to the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species has paid dividends with important decisions taken for the benefit of migratory species.

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BirdLife calls on governments to deliver in Durban climate change talks

Fri, 25/11/2011 - 06:44

The world’s governments need to commit to deep and fair greenhouse gas emissions reductions that gives people and ecosystems a fighting chance to adapt.

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Governments set to adopt new guidelines on power line threats to migratory birds

Thu, 24/11/2011 - 20:33

Protecting birds from power lines is a global issue which can’t be solved by single states yet a number of practical mitigation measures exist.

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An Introduction to Conservation and Human Rights for BirdLife Partners

Wed, 23/11/2011 - 10:34

An Introduction to Conservation and Human Rights for BirdLife Partners provides an overview of some of the human rights relevant to a conservation context.

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10th conference of Parties to the Convention on Migratory Species

Sun, 20/11/2011 - 23:22

The BirdLife International Partnership seek endorsement for conference resolutions which, if adopted, could help halt or reverse the catastrophic decline in numbers of many migratory species of birds.

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Only international action will save migratory birds

Sun, 20/11/2011 - 23:20

Populations of long-distance migratory landbirds are declining rapidly in the African-Eurasian flyway and urgent actions are needed across regions.

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National adaptation planning should deliver to vulnerable groups and ecosystems

Fri, 11/11/2011 - 23:36

Adaptation strategies aim to reduce the impact and cost of climate change by decreasing vulnerability and increasing resilience.

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BirdLife’s approach to working locally

Fri, 11/11/2011 - 23:31

Local knowledge, motivation, sustainability, efficiency, legitimacy and empowerment are all benefits of working locally.

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A review of the evidence on the effectiveness of ecosystem-based approaches to adaptation

Fri, 11/11/2011 - 23:10

Ecosystem-based approaches to adaptation is an effective approach to adaptation that deserves more policy support.

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Improving the conservation status of migratory landbirds in the African-Eurasian region

Thu, 10/11/2011 - 21:20

BirdLife wants approval for resolution to improve the conservation status of African-Eurasian migratory landbirds.

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World experts discuss climate change at RSPB co-organised event

Wed, 09/11/2011 - 22:10

Some of the world’s leading experts on climate change, wildlife and natural systems gathered earlier today at the UK's Royal Society, to discuss the latest research on the ecological impacts of global warming

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Minimising the risk of poisoning to migratory birds

Tue, 08/11/2011 - 21:01

Poisoning – both deliberate and accidental – is one of the major problems facing migratory birds worldwide.

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