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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

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.

Nagoya in pictures...

Tue, 26/10/2010
COP a load of some BirdLife pictures sent directly from BirdLife staff at the UN Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) meeting in Nagoya...

Birds show the way to halt biodiversity loss

Tue, 26/10/2010
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.

BirdLife to sign agreement with the Convention on...

Tue, 26/10/2010
BirdLife and the Convention on Biological Diversity Secretariat will sign a Memorandum of Understanding to enhance cooperation in support of effective implementation of the Convention.

The world’s key sites for conservation – on one...

Mon, 25/10/2010
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.

Oceans Day at Nagoya

Sat, 23/10/2010
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 biodiversity. Indicative of these changes are the declines in seabird populations. BirdLife’s Global Seabird Programme has launched a new booklet which outlines our innovative approach to identifying and conserving marine Important Bird Area...

Key role for biodiversity in the battle against...

Fri, 15/10/2010
Nature’s riches can play a major role in poverty eradication, but only if governments and businesses recognise the true economic value of the goods and services our environment provides us.

NABU commemorates extinct species

Fri, 15/10/2010
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.

Future of biodiversity hinges on benefit-sharing...

Wed, 13/10/2010
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 their use, according to BirdLife International.