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Sustainability prize for BirdLife Austria &...

Wed, 27/07/2016
BirdLife Austria and REWE International AG have received the TRIGOS award (an Austrian prize for corporate social responsibility) for the most sustainable national partnership.

National Red List book for Nepal's birds...

Wed, 09/03/2016
A new publication that features the first assessment of Nepal’s birdlife based on IUCN Red List criteria was launched at an event at the Zoological Society of London (ZSL) on 26 February. The six-volume publication is now also freely available online as an invaluable conservation tool.
Iraqi students being trained at Peramagroon (Image: Richard Porter)

Darwin project puts Iraq's wildlife on the...

Fri, 05/02/2016
A three-year project in Iraq has significantly contributed to knowledge of the country's flora and fauna – including five previously unknown plant species – as well as improving the prospects for future conservation efforts in the country.

Is the EU on track to save biodiversity? The...

Tue, 15/12/2015
From agriculture to marine species, biodiversity to green infrastructure, Europe needs to do more to save nature.

Why we need two Red Lists of Birds

Tue, 15/12/2015
How is the European Red List of Birds different from the IUCN Global Red List? Why is it important? Read more here.

The not-so-Green Way: Special conservation area...

Tue, 20/10/2015
There are fears a special conservation area in Turkey is being put at risk by a new road project.

Co-operation key for reversing biodiversity...

Fri, 09/10/2015
Protecting and restoring nature in the European Union is incredibly important, but how do we stop declines in biodiversity? With the European Commission’s publication of a mid-term report on the Biodiversity Strategy to 2020 last week came confirmation that the situation remains hugely concerning.
Intensive agriculture, Denmark

EU admits failing its own targets for protecting...

Fri, 02/10/2015
The mid-term review of the EU’s Biodiversity Strategy to 2020 has today been published by the European Commission – and it shows only limited progress has been made on many of the key targets set at the start of this decade, with a complete failure to address unsustainable agriculture.

The EU is developing an all-round strategy to...

Tue, 29/09/2015
'Larger than elephants' aims to tackle illegal killing and trade, habitat loss and extinctions of animals and birds, as well as another problem that has been flying under the radar.

What is the solution for financing biodiversity?

Sat, 06/06/2015
The current approach for funding nature has failed entirely and is one of the main reasons that the biodiversity crisis in Europe remains. A new way forward is urgently needed.

EU legislation to tackle invasive alien species...

Tue, 04/06/2013
Invasive alien species are one of the five main drivers of biodiversity loss globally, and yet at EU level the current approach to this problem is a patchwork of inconsistent and uneven national legislation to tackle what is by its very nature an international problem. EU legislation to tackle this problem is now long overdue.

Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund provides US$...

Thu, 13/12/2012
After four years, the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund’s investment in the Indo- Burma biodiversity hotspot has resulted in more than US$ 9.8 million in grants to 54 civil society organisations to conserve biodiversity in Cambodia, Laos, Thailand and Vietnam.

Invest Now or Pay More for Biodiversity Losses...

Tue, 09/10/2012
As the UN’s Convention on Biological Diversity kicks off, Conservation International, BirdLife and TNC challenge world leaders to raise development aid by 20 percent and domestic budgets for biodiversity by 10 percent

300 million farmland birds lost since 1980 - How...

Tue, 17/07/2012
The latest scientific data brought together by BirdLife International and the European Bird Census Council show that common farmland birds continue to decline in the EU: 300 million farmland birds have been lost since 1980.

Reflections on Rio – reaffirming and renewing...

Mon, 25/06/2012
As the 50,000 participants travel home after ten days of discussing The Future We Want, the outcome document from the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20), it’s time to reflect on the substance of what was agreed.

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

MEPs adopt the “Gerbrandy” Report on biodiversity

Tue, 15/05/2012
On April 20th the European Parliament made a stand in support of biodiversity conservation and sustainable development when it adopted the “Motion for a European Parliament resolution on our life insurance, our natural capital: an EU biodiversity strategy to 2020”, authored by Dutch Liberal MEP Mr Gerben Jan Gerbrandy.

EU Environment Ministers fail to stand up for...

Tue, 03/01/2012
The EU Environment Council conclusions on the EU 2020 Biodiversity Strategy, show the interests of the farm lobby will weaken biodiversity protection.