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A breakthrough in marine conservation within the BirdLife Africa Partnership: the first steps

Fri, 11/12/2015 - 10:38

The BirdLife International Marine Programme (BIMP) and Africa Partnership secretariat share a goal to achieve conservation objectives for seabirds and marine resources with a focus on West and North African regions through the Alcyon Project.

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Re-COP - Day 12 at the UN Climate Summit in Paris

Fri, 11/12/2015 - 08:10

We're blogging from inside the COP21 summit in Paris - follow our updates here.

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Unlikely bedfellows from across the Americas meet every year at the Ranchers’ Gathering to share ideas and expertise on how to save natural grasslands from agricultural intensification. Photo: Alianza del Pastizal (Grasslands Alliance)

Americas’ Conservation Cowboys

Thu, 10/12/2015 - 11:10

Unlikely bedfellows from across the Americas meet every year at the Ranchers’ Gathering to share ideas and expertise on how to save natural grasslands from agricultural intensification

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Re-COP - Day 11 from Paris at the UN climate summit

Thu, 10/12/2015 - 09:28

We're blogging from inside the COP21 summit in Paris - follow our updates here.

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Zambian children in a Spring Alive event. Photo: Victor Siingwa

A little story from spring alive

Wed, 09/12/2015 - 15:38

Every once in a while, you come across a little story that makes you smile, makes you breathe a sigh of hope. A small act that could be easily missed, but which represents something a lot bigger. This story is one of those stories.

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Douglas Rainsford Tompkins, 72, one of the Earth’s foremost conservationists

Defender of nature Douglas Tompkins dies in tragic accident

Wed, 09/12/2015 - 14:34

Douglas Rainsford Tompkins, 72, one of the Earth’s foremost conservationists, died following a kayaking accident in Chilean Patagonia. Douglas and his wife, Kristin McDivitt Tompkins, have supported conservation projects which included acquiring roughly 2.2 million acres in Patagonia to make the world’s largest private nature reserve.

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Re-COP - Day 10 at the Paris COP21 summit on climate change

Wed, 09/12/2015 - 08:42

We're blogging from inside the COP21 summit in Paris - follow our updates here.

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Biological monitoring on Kayangel Atoll handed over to the local people

Wed, 09/12/2015 - 00:10

It is a key objective of BirdLife and its country partners to develop the skills of the local communities to manage and protect their own natural resources. On Kayangel Atoll, home to the endangered Micronesian megapode, four years of working together and training has enabled the Department of Natural Resources and Conservation Services of Kayangel to take over biological monitoring,

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iBird Application to help monitor ecological helth

iBird to support monitoring of ecological health in Palau

Tue, 08/12/2015 - 23:24

In Palau, technology in the form of iPods and the iBird application, is helping in the response to the threats of climate change to this Micronesian nation. And it is the local BirdLife partner, Palau Conservation Society (PCS), in association with BirdLife and the Aage V. Jensen Foundation, that is providing these innovative tools.

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Now The Netherlands joins fight to save Europe's Nature Laws

Tue, 08/12/2015 - 15:13

The Netherlands has today joined the ten EU countries who've already publicly stood up for Europe’s key nature laws.

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Re-COP - Day 9 at the United Nations summit for the climate

Tue, 08/12/2015 - 08:40

We're blogging from inside the COP21 summit in Paris - follow our updates here.

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Reed Cormorant (Microcarbo africanus) Photo: HIH Princess Takamado

The Eyes of the Cormorant

Mon, 07/12/2015 - 10:05

‘Through the Lens’, Fujingaho Magazine, December 2015

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Re-COP - Day 8 from Paris at the UN Climate Summit

Mon, 07/12/2015 - 09:43

We're blogging from inside the COP21 summit in Paris - follow our updates here.

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Re-COP - Weekend Edition

Sat, 05/12/2015 - 07:00

We're blogging from inside the COP21 summit in Paris - follow our updates here.

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Re-COP - Day 5 at the United Nations Climate Summit in Paris, France

Fri, 04/12/2015 - 08:00

We're blogging from inside the COP21 summit in Paris - follow our updates here.

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World failing to protect its migratory birds

Thu, 03/12/2015 - 19:10

A new study published in Science has called for a greater international collaborative effort to save the world’s migratory birds, many of which are at risk of extincti

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More than a quarter of UK birds now of 'highest conservation concern'

Thu, 03/12/2015 - 15:23

The Curlew, Nightingale and Puffin join the growing list of threatened birds, while the Bittern and Nightjar get a reprieve in the new 'Birds of Conservation Concern' report.

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