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Nagoya in pictures...

Tue, 26/10/2010 - 09:59

COP a load of some BirdLife pictures sent by BirdLife staff at the UN Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) meeting in Nagoya. If you want to see the latest BirdLife news from Nagoya, please click here.


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. Action is urgentl...


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 shortly sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to enhance cooperation in support of...


A day in a life at COP10

Mon, 25/10/2010 - 07:14

Nagoya - The crucial second week of the conference has begun. Sunday morning allowed us a little time to sleep and recharge our batteries but by noon we were once again busy, taking part in a working meeting of the entire BirdLife delegation. Wit...

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. The map, to be presented f...


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 biodivers...


COP10: One step forward, two steps back

Thu, 21/10/2010 - 07:42

The bright skies over Nagoya have changed to clouds. Rain starts. This fits well with the mood of the conference. The optimistic voices heard at the opening ceremony, the happiness of many delegates to meet again is ...

Delegates must not return empty-handed from Nagoya

Tue, 19/10/2010 - 07:08

Negotiations are well underway! And increasingly they are expected to be protracted. The opening statements of almost all developing countries made it clear that they are here on an “all or noth...

COP10 leaders want to do the right thing

Mon, 18/10/2010 - 07:06

Here we go! This week started the tenth Conference of Parties (COP10) of the UN Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD). The expectations for the conference are high, according to the speeches of the leaders at t...

NABU commemorates extinct species

Fri, 15/10/2010 - 06:55

On 14 October, NABU (BirdLife in Germany), organised a demonstration to send a strong message to the German government and the European Environment Ministers, which were finalising their position for the CBD COP10 in Nagoya. NA...

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BirdLife's 5 Asks for COP10 CBD in Nagoya - Video

Thu, 14/10/2010 - 09:39

Short video showing BirdLife's 5 policy asks for the COP-10 CBD meeting in Nagoya, Japan. Final image kindly supplied by Murray Cooper.


Future of biodiversity hinges on benefit-sharing agreement

Wed, 13/10/2010 - 09:02

Progress in tackling the biodiversity crisis hangs on achieving agreement between the world’s nations on the access to genetic resources, and sharing of benefits arising from the...