Sat, 02/10/2010 - 18:00
Access to genetic resources and the fair and equitable sharing of benefits arising from their use is one of the three fundamental objectives of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD).
Sat, 02/10/2010 - 17:00
Protected areas are a cornerstone of biodiversity conservation. The CBD Programme of Work on Protected Areas (POWPA) has helped to galvanise action. BirdLife has been a member of the ‘Friends of POWPA’- an informal group of NGOs and Governments which has supported the CBD Secretariat to build capacity, raise awareness and encourage regular reporting on POWPA.
Sat, 02/10/2010 - 16:00
This document outlines BirdLife’s main policy messages in relation to climate change for COP-10. BirdLife International urges parties to ensure decisions taken at the COP secure the following outcomes...
Sat, 02/10/2010 - 15:00
The marine pelagic environment is the largest realm on Earth, constituting 99% of the biosphere volume. In addition to supplying more than 80% of the fish consumed by humans, pelagic ecosystems account for nearly half of the photosynthesis on Earth, directly or indirectly support almost all marine life and play a major role in the rate and extent of climate change.
Sat, 02/10/2010 - 14:00
The world’s biodiversity is being lost faster than ever. As we destroy it, we lose its capacity to deliver ecosystem services such as crop pollination, freshwater provision and climate regulation upon which we all depend.
Sat, 02/10/2010 - 13:00
BirdLife International welcomes the CBD’s consideration of the impacts of biofuels on biodiversity1. The draft COP-10 decisions refer to minimising the negative impacts of biofuel production on biodiversity and maximising the benefits.
Sat, 02/10/2010 - 12:00
Biodiversity provides the critical ‘ecosystem services’ on which development depends, including air and water purification, soil conservation, disease control and reduced vulnerability to natural disasters such as floods, droughts, storms and landslides.
Sat, 02/10/2010 - 11:00
Whilst international conventions and national policy are important to address the problem of biodiversity loss, there also needs to be a local response, which empowers local people, recognises their rights and responsibilities and mobilises civil society at the local level.
Sat, 02/10/2010 - 08:27
COP-10 Side Event where the BirdLife International Partnership will present a global inventory of over 10,000 terrestrial Important Bird Areas (IBAs) as well as showcase working with local communities across the globe to identify, document, monitor and conserve IBAs.
Fri, 01/10/2010 - 21:29
As part of education materials for schools in South America, a series of posters has been produced to celebrate World Bird Festival in October. The seven poster size fact sheets highlight conservation achievements as well as the plight of seven threatened or migratory species in the Americas.
Fri, 01/10/2010 - 16:00
‘Livelihoods and the environment at Important Bird Areas: Listening to local voices’, is the result of a number of ‘Participatory Poverty Assessments’ carried out by BirdLife Partners in fourteen nations across the Americas, Africa and Asia.
Fri, 01/10/2010 - 13:07
The BirdLife Partners in Africa produced a report on their experience of working with Local Conservation Groups (called Site Support Groups – SSGs in Africa).
Fri, 01/10/2010 - 13:01
On 18th June 2010 the Indonesian Government approved a new license for forest restoration of an additional 50,000 hectares in the Harapan Rainforest in Sumatra, which has been granted to the BirdLife consortium comprising Burung Indonesia, RSPB (BirdLife in the UK) and the BirdLife International Secretariat. ..
Fri, 01/10/2010 - 12:00
Examples provided for 12 of the CBD targets of how birds can help to focus actions to meet these targets, and how data from birds can help to monitor success. Report available in FRENCH, SPANISH and ENGLISH.
Fri, 01/10/2010 - 11:07
Advocacy work conducted by SAVE Brasil in partnership with government bodies and non-governmental organizations resulted in the creation of the Boa Nova IBA National Park and Wildlife Refuge (totalling 27,000 hectares, pictured) and the Serra das Lontras IBA National Park (11.336 hectares)...
Fri, 01/10/2010 - 10:58
NatureFiji-MareqetiViti field officer has been searching for burrows of the enigmatic Fiji petrel (pictured) and was pleasantly surprised to finally find a burrow occupied by a Collared Petrel chick. Collared Petrel is an Endangered species, believed to be extirpated from mainland Fiji because of the introduced Mongoose.
Fri, 01/10/2010 - 10:21
Yesterday I was involved in discussions about two cases we have been following in these posts – theHumber Estuary on England’s east coast and the Kenya’s Dakatcha Woodlands. In talking about them on the same day, it dawned on me that there were some striking similarities despite their obvious difference.
Fri, 01/10/2010 - 10:19
Nine case studies from around the world show that poverty elimination and biodiversity conservation are issues that must be tackled side-by-side.