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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.

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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.

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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?

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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

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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.

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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.

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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...

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

The world’s key sites for conservation – on one map

Mon, 25/10/2010 - 04:00

BirdLife has published a map showing the location of over 10,000 of the world’s most important sites for birds and biodiversity, and their protection status.

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Important Bird Areas of the World - Poster

Sun, 24/10/2010 - 11:00

Poster showing the location and protection status of the world's 10,000 Important Bird Areas (IBAs).

Oceans Day at Nagoya

Sat, 23/10/2010 - 00:00

Today is Oceans Day at the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) Conference of Parties meeting in Nagoya, Japan. The day is drawing attention to the increasing scientific evidence indicating the rapidly declining health of marine and coastal biodiversity. Indicative of these changes are the declines in seabird populations. BirdLife’s Global Seabird Programme has launched a new booklet which outlines our innovative approach to identifying and conserving marine Important Bird Area...

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Horns locked at COP10

Fri, 22/10/2010 - 01:54

Today, all the working groups reported on their progress, and everywhere you look there are problems unresolved. COP10 is hardly a step further than when it started on Monday.

Local people are key to biodiversity conservation

Thu, 21/10/2010 - 08:37

The BirdLife Partnership has published a report which examines the success of BirdLife’s Local Conservation Group (LCG) approach in conserving biodiversity and supporting sustainable livelihoods at Important Bird Areas (IBAs) in the Americas.

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COP10: One step forward, two steps back

Thu, 21/10/2010 - 07:42

There are serious concerns for the success of this important summit. For wherever you look at the issues on the negotiation table, more problems are appearing than being resolved.