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State of Palau’s Birds report launched

Tue, 13/12/2011 - 02:17

The Palau Conservation Society (PCS - BirdLife in Palau), is pleased to announce the release of a new publication entitled State of the Birds 2010: A conservation guide for communities and policymakers. The guidebo...


The EU continues to fail in financing successful and effective LIFE programmes

Mon, 12/12/2011 - 14:01

On Monday 12 December, the European Commission proposed the renewal after 2013 of the LIFE programme, a key tool for financing biodiversit...

Europe and Central Asia Birds in Europe

Official report confirms massive misuse of EU fisheries funds

Mon, 12/12/2011 - 13:16

On Monday 12 December,  the EU Court of Auditors published a report damning costly failures to eliminate overfishing in Europe. The report found that the multi-bi...

Europe and Central Asia

New report reveals dramatic changes in the UKs waterbirds

Fri, 09/12/2011 - 07:39

Millions of ducks, geese, swans and wading birds are currently escaping arctic conditions in northern Europe, Asia, Greenland and Arctic Canada, and are coming to the UK for the wi...

Europe and Central Asia United Kingdom

Heads bring security to climate talks

Thu, 08/12/2011 - 22:00

This post shares thoughts and experiences from the Climate Change Conference currently going on in Durban South Africa.  It is the 17th Conference of Parties – simply put, COP 17. The first week of the COP is dominated ...


Sponsor and protect a Cory’s Shearwater,SPEA’s bird of the year 2011

Wed, 07/12/2011 - 14:06

The Portuguese Society for the studies of birds, SPEA (BirdLife in Portugal), launched its campaign 'Travel with the Bird of the Year' in order to r...

Europe and Central Asia

The Power of the Yellow Badges at COP

Wed, 07/12/2011 - 11:00

The visible power; that is, the ability to make binding decisions at COP17 belongs to Parties.  Parties are the 194 countries that have signed the climate agreement.  Voting is rarely done, but if it were to happen, Non ...


Durban climate talks continue as Ministers arrive

Tue, 06/12/2011 - 13:00

Negotiators and NGOs alike are preparing for the Ministers taking over the negotiations when the High Level Segment kicks off tomorrow. All in all we have 12 Heads of State and 130 Ministers arriv...


Spain opens the public process to designate 41 marine Special Protection Areas (SPAs), totalling almost 50,000 km2

Tue, 06/12/2011 - 08:52

On 18 October, the Spanish Ministry of the Environment and Rural a...

Europe and Central Asia Portugal

Audubon's 112th Christmas Bird Count Reigns as a Model for 'Crowd Science'

Tue, 06/12/2011 - 08:31

New York NY – 5 December, 2011--The longest running Citizen Science survey in the world, Audubon’s annual Christmas ...


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 dramatica...