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Project to save reefs from climate change launched

Mon, 01/11/2010 - 08:06

Nature Seychelles (BirdLife Partner) have launched an innovative project to restore damaged corals in Seychelles called Reef Rescuers - Restoring Coral Reefs in the Face of Climate Change at its office the Centre for Environment and Education in Roche Caiman in the presence of Seychelles Minister for Investment, Natural Resources & Industry, Peter Sinon, US Ambassador to the Seychelles Mary Jo Wills, partners from government and the civil society, and other guests.

Africa

COP10 makes historic agreement to save biodiversity

Fri, 29/10/2010 - 17:19

Nagoya, 0140 - Weary delegates rose to their feet in a spontaneous standing ovation to celebrate a historic deal to save biodiversity and the planet

Worldwide

Concurso: Ponle el nombre al ave simbolo del Festival Mundial de las Aves

Thu, 28/10/2010 - 22:14

Como sabemos el Festival Mundial de las Aves se celebró este año como otros con gran éxito.

Americas

Erzhan helps locate important new staging site for Sociable Lapwing in Turkey

Thu, 28/10/2010 - 11:44

On October 10th, 554 Sociable Lapwings were located in central eastern Turkey - the largest flock of migrating Sociable Lapwings encountered so far this autumn marking the discovery of an important new staging site.

Middle East

New commitments and calls for compromise at COP10

Wed, 27/10/2010 - 22:59

The arrival of the Ministers meant a new series of speeches, country by country, some with news of extra financing for biodiversity. Meanwhile there is mounting pressure on all stakeholders to make compromises in order to reach agreement by the end of this week.

Murales de aves en noroccidente de Pichincha

Wed, 27/10/2010 - 22:14

Como parte del Festival Mundial de las Aves 2010 en Ecuador, Aves & Conservación trabajó con escuelas y colegios del noroccidente de la provincia de Pichincha realizando murales de las aves propias de la zona con el apoyo de su Proyecto “Gestión Ambiental Local para la Conservación Participativa de tres IBAS en el Noroccidente de Pichincha”.

Americas

Eco-tourism development in north Andros, Bahamas

Wed, 27/10/2010 - 17:44

The Bahamas National Trust (BirdLife in the Bahamas) pursues community engagement to develop ecotourism enterprises and wildlife management in north-east Andros, Bahamas.

Americas

Now or never: action to stop impending extinctions is announced

Wed, 27/10/2010 - 09:26

Developing countries will be in a better position to halt the extinction of species that are hanging by a very thin thread, under a new partnership sponsored by the Global Environment Facility.

Worldwide

Sinking a few in Chile with Albatross Task Force Instructor Luis Cabezas

Wed, 27/10/2010 - 08:32

Between the 4th August and 2nd September two ATF Chile instructors (including myself!) took to the high seas onboard a Chilean pelagic longline vessel that fishes for swordfish. What was our mission? What was our objective?

Americas Chile

Nature’s backbone at risk

Wed, 27/10/2010 - 01:00

The most comprehensive assessment of the world’s vertebrates confirms an extinction crisis with one-fifth of species threatened. However, the situation would be worse were it not for current global conservation efforts, according to a study launched at the 10th Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity, CBD, in Nagoya, Japan

Worldwide

Large-scale biofuels production threatens biodiversity and food security

Tue, 26/10/2010 - 23:01

Current demand for biofuels is leading to conversion of natural habitats, on a huge and potentially catastrophic scale.

Worldwide

Ministers swarm in to Nagoya

Tue, 26/10/2010 - 22:50

The arrival of the ministers and celebrities has given a new stimulus to achieve concrete results here at the CBD COP10.

Latin American biodiversity conservation and development awards 2010

Tue, 26/10/2010 - 10:54

The 2010 Awards for Biodiversity Conservation and Development in Latin America have been presented at a special event held at the CBD meeting in Nagoya, Japan. The prizes, worth Є7,000 each, are granted by SEO / BirdLife (Spanish Partner) and BirdLife International with the support of the Fundación Biodiversidad.

Americas

Nagoya in pictures...

Tue, 26/10/2010 - 09:59

COP a load of some BirdLife pictures sent directly from BirdLife staff at the UN Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) meeting in Nagoya...

Asia

Birds show the way to halt biodiversity loss

Tue, 26/10/2010 - 01:00

Birds and the information we hold about them can be used to focus and track the efforts needed to stem biodiversity loss, according to a new publication launched by BirdLife International.

Worldwide

BirdLife to sign agreement with the Convention on Biological Diversity

Tue, 26/10/2010 - 00:07

BirdLife and the Convention on Biological Diversity Secretariat will sign a Memorandum of Understanding to enhance cooperation in support of effective implementation of the Convention.

Worldwide

Alcalde Recibe a Delegación que Participa en el Festival Mundial de Aves

Mon, 25/10/2010 - 15:12

El Alcalde de Talcahuano, Gastón Saavedra Chandía, recibió una delegación de 9 países que participaron desde el 19 al 22 de octubre en el taller “Towards sustainable migratory bird conservation: Linking sites, linking people” y realizaron una visita al Humedal Rocuant-Andalién ubicado en la zona, en el marco del Festival Mundial de las Aves 2010.

Americas

A day in a life at COP10

Mon, 25/10/2010 - 07:14

The crucial second week of the conference has begun and today's schedule takes me from one meeting to another.