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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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What's happening at the climate change talks? (COP17 in Durban, South Africa)

Fri, 02/12/2011 - 15:20

BirdLife International Delegation Member John Lanchbery gives his views on what are the key issues for BirdLife at the latest climate change talks (December 2011)

New EU fisheries fund: a shift towards sustainability?

Fri, 02/12/2011 - 14:48

The European Commission has made a step in retargeting EU fisheries subsidies towards sustainable fishing and supporting marine life and ecosystems, while increasing transparency and conditionality of the fund.

Europe and Central Asia

A brighter future for Europe’s rarest migratory songbird

Fri, 02/12/2011 - 13:42

Aquatic Warbler, the rarest passerine bird in mainland Europe, is facing a brighter future thanks to six years of intensive work.

Europe and Central Asia

Sierra Leone protects climate by saving its largest forest for the world

Fri, 02/12/2011 - 09:30

Sierra Leone has embraced the vital role tropical forests play in preventing climate change by conserving its most important forest.

Africa

Baltic seaduck take a dive

Thu, 01/12/2011 - 14:27

On Wednesday 1 December, a new report presenting the results of a census of wintering waterbirds in the Baltic Sea has been launched. The studies reveal that overall numbers have declined by more than 40% since the 1990s.

Europe and Central Asia

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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Invasive species Cast Away in Fiji

Wed, 30/11/2011 - 23:01

Goats and rats have been removed from two Fijian islands to protect their unique wildlife. “This is a massive achievement which will provide benefits for the iguanas, birds, plants and people of these islands”, said Sialesi Rasalato from BirdLife International.

Pacific

Call to save UK's hummingbirds, albatrosses and whales

Wed, 30/11/2011 - 09:20

Almost 17,000 people have called for the British Government to step up and honour its responsibilities to the UK Overseas Territories, which contain over 85% of the UK's globally threatened species.

Europe and Central Asia

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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Birds and powerlines - solutions to stop electrocution and collisions

Mon, 28/11/2011 - 20:45

Dr Markus Nipkow, Officer for Ornithology and Bird Conservation of NABU/BirdLife Germany, explains how the danger of powerlines to birds can be mitigated.

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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