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BirdLife's History in Objects: #2 "Your...

Wed, 20/06/2012
Ever fantasised about owning your own private tropical island? Back in the 1960s this ideal was not only confined to celebrity billionaires. Cousin Island in Seychelles was actually purchased by BirdLife International to save a bird from extinction, and a brand new indigenous conservation organisation was established in the process.

World's oldest international conservation...

Wed, 20/06/2012
At midday on 20 June 1922, a remarkable group of people from different countries met in London and concluded that the only effective answer to the threats facing birds across the continents had to be through co-ordinated international action. So was born the International Council for Bird Preservation (now BirdLife), 90 years old today.

BirdLife Botswana wins prize at World Environment...

Wed, 20/06/2012
BirdLife Botswana joined in the national 2012 World Environment Day celebrations in Botswana, and went home with a prize.

Sign 'the future we don't want' e-...

Tue, 19/06/2012

RIO+20 negotiations are not going to give the future than many people and the planet ne

Securing the web of life

Tue, 19/06/2012
The source of our food, medicines and clean water, as well the livelihoods of millions of people may be at risk with the rapid decline of the world’s animal and plant species according to the latest update of the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species

It's all about economics at Rio

Mon, 18/06/2012
What's at stake is who will pay the bill, and who will sustain a country to adopt changes in favour of sustainable development.

Whose interests are being addressed at RIO+20?

Sat, 16/06/2012
At the end of each day the United Nations have created an open space for discussion among civil society and givernments on the RIO+20 agenda. Apparently 70% of the Rio+20 outcome document is from civil society input, but how much of it will be left after negotiations?

LIPU’s 29th International Camp alerts on poaching!

Fri, 15/06/2012
LIPU’s (BirdLife in Italy) annual International ‘anti-poaching’ camp took place from April 28 to May 13. The participants’ main mission was to observe migratory birds and report on illegal hunting. The spring migration of raptors in Calabria (Italian region) this year has been characterised by a significant resumption of poaching in the south of the region.

Algarve: The bird’s festival is back in October

Fri, 15/06/2012
The 3rd Birdwatching Festival in Sagres, Portugal will take place this year from October 5 to 7. In October, Sagres becomes Europe’s major migratory corridor for storks, eagles, vultures, hawks and falcons on their way back to Africa. All types of people will enjoy the large range of activities proposed.

Finance ministers still fail to focus on quality...

Fri, 15/06/2012
The Council is under pressure to achieve partial agreements on the key EU policy reforms by the end of the Danish Presidency (June 30th). Furthermore, the meeting of the Heads of States on June 28 and 29 will be key to set the priorities for the EU Budget 2014-2020 in the context of tackling the economic crisis.

A wedding and a Swedish philanthropist protect...

Fri, 15/06/2012

What do a wedding, a Swedish philanthropist, the conservation of the Atlantic Rainfores

European BirdLife Partners take action against...

Thu, 14/06/2012
Across Europe, birds suffer from a wide range of persecution: illegal poisoning shooting, trapping, and the theft of chicks for the bird trade are common practices. Recently, five European countries were confronted with cases of illegal killing. The common, even if illegal, practice of using poison baits to eradicate carnivores and rodents causes huge damage to wildlife as well as to livestock and crops. In some cases it can explain the decline of specific bird populations in Europe. Moreover, the poisons used are usually unnecessarily strong and often illegal.

Working towards a green economy in Tanzania

Thu, 14/06/2012
The Uluguru Mountains support a rich cloud forest that is home to plants and animals which are found nowhere else in the world, including the Critically Endangered Uluguru Bush-shrike.

From BirdLife Zimbabwe's diary...

Thu, 14/06/2012
BirdLife Zimbabwe runs a very active Environmental Education Department, which includes Wildlife Clubs and the Bird Awareness Programme for schools. The Department has been very busy these last few weeks.

Rio+20 is an opportunity to fast-track the...

Thu, 14/06/2012
A new report “Building an Inclusive Green Economy” says a transition to a green economy could lift millions of people out of poverty and inequality as well as help the environment.

'We can't fail!' - but still to...

Thu, 14/06/2012
Sha Zukang, Secretary-General of Rio+20, opened the 3rd Preparatory Meeting to the Rio Conference with a personal plea - "we can't fail!"

Stand up against overfishing – call for...

Thu, 14/06/2012
At the occasion of this year’s European Fish Weeks (June 8 – August 31), BirdLife Europe, Greenpeace, Oceana, WWF and Oceans 2012 have produced a short animation explaining the problem of overfishing, the damages it causes to wildlife and ecosystems, and its consequences for our long term food security. It also highlights the opportunity to end it. Add your voice to our call for sustainable EU fisheries!