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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.

COP10 makes historic agreement to save...

Fri, 29/10/2010
Nagoya, 0140 - Weary delegates rose to their feet in a spontaneous standing ovation to celebrate a historic deal to save biodiversity and the planet

Now or never: action to stop impending...

Wed, 27/10/2010
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.

Nature’s backbone at risk

Wed, 27/10/2010
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

Large-scale biofuels production threatens...

Tue, 26/10/2010
Current demand for biofuels is leading to conversion of natural habitats, on a huge and potentially catastrophic scale.

Latin American biodiversity conservation and...

Tue, 26/10/2010
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.