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© Noëlle Kümpel

From local to global: BirdLife at the UN...

Thu, 06/12/2018
BirdLife has just returned from an intensive three weeks at the UN Biodiversity Conference of Parties in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt, where we showcased successful conservation projects and advocated for urgent action to further protect nature. Here are the highlights of our achievements.
Candice Stevens © BirdLife South Africa

BirdLife South Africa’s Candice Stevens wins...

Fri, 23/11/2018
BirdLife South Africa’s Policy and Advocacy Programme Manager Candice Stevens, together with the government of South Africa (represented by the Department of Environmental Affairs), have won this year’s Pathfinder Special Commendation award for their joint innovative work on biodiversity tax incentives in South Africa.
Tourmaline Sunangel © Wang LiQiang

7 reasons why this month’s Biodiversity...

Thu, 15/11/2018
From 17th – 29th November, governments from across the world will meet at the UN Biodiversity Conference in Egypt to review progress towards conserving biodiversity for people and planet and start to craft a new deal for nature and people – and BirdLife will be attending. The summit will tackle critical issues relevant to all of us. We list the highlights.
The UN Biodiversity Conference aims to build a future in harmony with nature. Above, Near Threatened Reinwardt's tree frog © Aleksey Stemmer

UN summit calls for urgent farming, forestry,...

Sun, 18/12/2016
BirdLife welcomes the decision by the UN Biodiversity Conference to pursue environmental reform in the farming, forestry and fisheries sectors.
Golden Eagle, Mexico's national bird. © Adrian Berg

Critical conservation summit must not become a...

Thu, 01/12/2016
A little less conversation, a little more action is needed at COP 13 if we're to secure a future for our natural resources.

Homework to do for Europe after CBD COP12

Tue, 04/11/2014

After two weeks of intense negotiations at the 12th Conference of the Parties t

More investment needed to reach international...

Thu, 02/10/2014
A new study published in the journal Science reveals that, despite some progress, more needs to be done to reach an internationally agreed set of biodiversity targets by 2020. But they are still within reach.

Biodiversity and ecosystem services play a...

Sun, 16/06/2013
Investing in biodiversity for human well-being and development was on the agenda at the recently held Trondheim Biodiversity Conference.

Conserving South Asia's vultures

Thu, 18/10/2012
No vultures will be left in India and the rest of South Asia if immediate steps are not taken for their conservation, NGOs have warned at the CBD CoP 11

Opposing views and progress: mid-conference...

Wed, 17/10/2012
News directly from the hard-working BirdLife policy team in Hyderabad, India, where negotiations of the CBD are in their final week...

Working together out of poverty

Wed, 17/10/2012
A look at what the BirdLife Partnership is doing to help eradicate poverty

Filling the information gap: how bird data can...

Fri, 12/10/2012
Assisting governments in develop National Biodiversity Strategies and Action Plans (NBSAPs) is the purpose of a new guide made available this week at COP11.

Using ecosystem services for better decision-...

Thu, 11/10/2012
A new report entitled 'Conserving biodiversity and delivering ecosystem services at Important Bird Areas in Nepal' has been launched at the CBD COP in Hyderabad, India.

Experts meet in Montreal to 'talk...

Mon, 30/04/2012
Delegates from 193 countries are preparing recommendations for the next Convention on Biological Diversity Conference of Parties (COP) in October in India.

Half of the world’s most important sites for...

Wed, 21/03/2012
The world’s governments have committed to increasing the coverage of protected areas by 2020 in order to address rapid rates of environmental destruction. However, a new study shows that only half of the most important sites for wildlife have been fully protected.

African IBA monitoring project looks to...

Sun, 27/03/2011
African countries meet to look at how to meet their Convention of Biological Diversity obligations.

BirdLife and the Convention on Biological...

Mon, 20/12/2010
The agreement is an expression of the desire of both BirdLife and the CBD Secretariat to enhance our cooperation following the recent adoption of the 2011-2020 Strategic Plan for the Convention at Nagoya in October.