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Heads bring security to climate talks

Thu, 08/12/2011
This post shares thoughts and experiences from the Climate Change Conference currently going on in Durban South Africa. It is the 17th Conference of Parties – simply put, COP 17.

Sponsor and protect a Cory’s Shearwater,SPEA’s...

Wed, 07/12/2011
The Portuguese Society for the studies of birds, SPEA (BirdLife in Portugal), launched its campaign 'Travel with the Bird of the Year'.

The Power of the Yellow Badges at COP

Wed, 07/12/2011
The UNFCCC COP17 is currently being held in Durban, South Africa. People attending the conference are either given a pink badge, if they are representing one of the parties, or a yellow badge, if they are representing an NGO.

Durban climate talks continue as Ministers arrive

Tue, 06/12/2011
Negotiators and NGOs alike are preparing for the Ministers taking over the negotiations when the High Level Segment kicks off tomorrow.

Spain opens the public process to designate 41...

Tue, 06/12/2011
The Spanish Ministry of the Environment and Rural and Marine Affairs has published a proposal designating 41 marine Important Bird Areas (IBAs) in Spain.

Audubon's 112th Christmas Bird Count Reigns...

Tue, 06/12/2011
The longest running Citizen Science survey in the world, Audubon’s annual Christmas Bird Count (CBC) will take place from December 14, 2011 to January 5, 2012.

Governments urged to recognise the role of...

Mon, 05/12/2011
Climate change during the coming decades is projected to dramatically alter current patterns of temperature and precipitation across Africa, with huge implications for both humans and biodiversity

Jaragua Community Volunteers celebrate World Bird...

Mon, 05/12/2011
Last October, the local community of El Cajuil-located in the south-west of Dominican Republic-participated in World Bird Festival (WBF) activities.

Los Voluntarios Comunitarios de Jaragua celebran...

Mon, 05/12/2011
El pasado mes de octubre, la comunidad local El Cajuil, localizada en el suroeste de República Dominicana, participó en las actividades del Festival Mundial de las Aves (FMA). Esta celebración ambiental es festejada desde el 2003 por la organización Grupo Jaragua (BirdLife en República Dominicana) y el Grupo de Conservación Local Voluntarios Comunitarios de Jaragua, para concienciar a las comunidades aledañas al Parque Nacional Jaragua sobre las aves y sus hábitats.

SEO/ BirdLife in Spain receives the Spanish «...

Mon, 05/12/2011
Every two years, the Spanish Foundation “Fondo para la Defensa de la Naturaleza” (Fondena) awards an organisation for its work in protecting nature. This year, and more precisely on 22 November, the Spanish king Juan Carlos delivered the Fondena Award, endowed with 40 000 euros, to SEO/ BirdLife in Spain, for its important nature conservation work on Spanish territory.

The intrigues of a COP Meeting

Mon, 05/12/2011
This post shares thoughts and experiences from the Climate Change Conference currently going on in Durban South Africa. It is the 17th Conference of Parties – simply put, COP 17.

Volunteering for nature

Mon, 05/12/2011
Monday 5th December was International Volunteer Day (IVD), an annual event organised by the United Nations that provides an opportunity to celebrate the incredible contribution that volunteers make to the global society.

New EU fisheries fund: a shift towards...

Fri, 02/12/2011
The European Commission has made a step in retargeting EU fisheries subsidies towards sustainable fishing and supporting marine life and ecosystems, while increasing transparency and conditionality of the fund.

A brighter future for Europe’s rarest migratory...

Fri, 02/12/2011
Aquatic Warbler, the rarest passerine bird in mainland Europe, is facing a brighter future thanks to six years of intensive work.

Sierra Leone protects climate by saving its...

Fri, 02/12/2011
Sierra Leone has embraced the vital role tropical forests play in preventing climate change by conserving its most important forest.

Baltic seaduck take a dive

Thu, 01/12/2011
On Wednesday 1 December, a new report presenting the results of a census of wintering waterbirds in the Baltic Sea has been launched. The studies reveal that overall numbers have declined by more than 40% since the 1990s.