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Participa en la VIII Maratón de Aves de El Salvador

Fri, 15/10/2010 - 22:35

Este 16 y 17 de Octubre, SalvaNATURA celebrará el Festival Mundial de las Aves en El Salvador, con la VIII Maratón de Aves.

Americas

Capítulos del directorio de IBA de las Américas ahora disponibles en español, portugués, francés y holandés

Fri, 15/10/2010 - 22:34

Todos los capítulos nacionales del directorio de Áreas Importantes para la Conservación de las Aves (IBAs) de América están disponibles para su descarga en las lenguas oficiales de sus respectivos países. Un total de 19 capítulos están disponibles en español, dos en holandés, uno en francés y otro en portugués.

Americas

Americas IBA directory chapters now available in Spanish (Portuguese, French and Dutch)

Fri, 15/10/2010 - 22:07

All country chapters of the Americas Important Bird Area (IBA) directory are now available for download in their principal languages. A total of 19 chapters are available in Spanish, two in Dutch, one in French and one in Portuguese.

Americas

Banking on biodiversity

Fri, 15/10/2010 - 12:31

Banking on biodiversity is a free book which argues that nature’s riches can play a major role in poverty eradication, but only if governments and businesses recognise the true economic value of the goods and services our environment provides us.

Conserving biodiversity, respecting rights

Fri, 15/10/2010 - 10:49

Few will recognise the role of conservation in reinforcing and asserting people’s rights. In fact there are close links between conservation and human rights, and conservation projects that are well-designed and well-executed can make a significant positive contribution to their fulfilment. This article draws on examples from the work of BirdLife Partners around the world, to explain the linkages, and to demonstrate the contribution the BirdLife Partnership is making...

Pacific

Key role for biodiversity in the battle against poverty and climate change

Fri, 15/10/2010 - 08:58

Nature’s riches can play a major role in poverty eradication, but only if governments and businesses recognise the true economic value of the goods and services our environment provides us.

Worldwide

NABU commemorates extinct species

Fri, 15/10/2010 - 06:55

NABU (BirdLife in Germany), organised a demonstration to send a strong message to the German government and the European Environment Ministers, which were finalising their position for the CBD COP10 in Nagoya.

Europe and Central Asia

Emblem of the dry forests

Fri, 15/10/2010 - 05:00

Continuing the series of educational materials for schools in the Americas, this poster-sized fact file highlights the Critically Endangered White-winged Guan (Penelope albipennis), found only in the dry forests of northern Peru, within the Tumbesian region.

Americas

Emblema de los bosques secos

Fri, 15/10/2010 - 05:00

Fichas informativas sobre aves amenazadas y migratorias Siguiendo con la serie de materiales para colegios en las Américas, esta ficha destaca a...

Americas

Festival Mundial de las Aves en Ecuador, 2010

Thu, 14/10/2010 - 15:13

El Festival Mundial de las Aves es el evento más grande del planeta que celebra la conservación de las aves y su unión con la gente, se organiza cada año en el mes de octubre en mas de 100 países, congregando a muchas organizaciones gubernamentales y no gubernamentales, estudiantes, docentes, comunidades locales interesadas en la conservación de las aves.

Americas

BirdLife's 5 Asks for COP10 CBD in Nagoya - Video

Thu, 14/10/2010 - 09:39

Short video showing BirdLife's 5 policy asks for the COP-10 CBD meeting in Nagoya, Japan.

Asia

Albatross Task Force Diaries – Juliano Cesar in Brazil

Thu, 14/10/2010 - 08:54

I’ve finally arrived back in the port of Itajaí following my first trip on a fishing vessel as part of the Albatross Task Force team in Brazil...

Americas

Audubon scientists find Gulf birds and oil too close for comfort

Thu, 14/10/2010 - 08:37

Residual oil and chemicals from BP’s Deepwater Horizon disaster pose substantial ongoing risks to birds that breed or nest along hard-hit areas of the Louisiana coast, according to new National Audubon Society field surveys.

Americas

Festival Mundial de Aves 2010 en Chile

Wed, 13/10/2010 - 20:34

Bajo el lema "La diversidad biológica es la vida, la diversidad biológica es nuestra vida" el Comité Pro Defensa de la Fauna y Flora (CODEFF) ha organizado en Chile durante todo el mes de octubre, la celebración del Festival Mundial de las Aves 2010, una gran cantidad de actividades en diferentes regiones del país. Estas actividades están coordinadas por BirdLife International a escala mundial y por CODEFF en Chile.

Americas

From the Frontline

Wed, 13/10/2010 - 12:28

I was led to a career in conservation by a genuine and keen interest to understand how things work. My earliest memories are at ten years old, when I came across a 30 cm male Jackson’s Chameleon in the hedges of my small rural village Ithekahuno in Nyeri, Kenya, and marvelled at the complexity of the animal. From then on, I acquired a hunger to learn what was in the natural world, and why it looked and behaved the way it did.

Worldwide

First Arcadia/BirdLife Conservation Partnership Fund newsletter

Wed, 13/10/2010 - 10:50

It gives me great pleasure to introduce the first Arcadia/BirdLife Conservation Partnership Fund newsletter...

Pacific

Future of biodiversity hinges on benefit-sharing agreement

Wed, 13/10/2010 - 09:02

Progress in tackling the biodiversity crisis hangs on achieving agreement between the world’s nations on the access to genetic resources, and sharing of benefits arising from their use, according to BirdLife International.

Worldwide

Kakariki scoops Forest & Bird’s Bird of the Year title

Wed, 13/10/2010 - 07:21

New Zealand’s bright green parrot – the Kakariki – has won this year’s Forest & Bird poll (BirdLife in New Zealand) for Bird of the Year.

Pacific