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Homework to do for Europe after CBD COP12

Tue, 04/11/2014 - 11:48

After two weeks of intense negotiations at the 12th Conference of the Parties to the UN Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD COP 12) in Pyeongchang, Republic of Korea, the delegations of European Uni...

Europe and Central Asia

COP10 makes historic agreement to save biodiversity

Fri, 29/10/2010 - 17:19

Governments heed calls, and bridge divides for biodiversityIn the closing moments of COP10, weary delegates rose to their feet in a spontaneous standing ovation to celebrate a historic deal to...

Worldwide

Now or never: action to stop impending extinctions is announced

Wed, 27/10/2010 - 09:26

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 G...

Worldwide

Nature’s backbone at risk

Wed, 27/10/2010 - 01:00

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...

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Large-scale biofuels production threatens biodiversity and food security

Tue, 26/10/2010 - 23:01

Current demand for biofuels is leading to conversion of natural habitats, on a huge and potentially catastrophic scale – often also causing displaceme...

Worldwide

Latin American biodiversity conservation and development awards 2010

Tue, 26/10/2010 - 10:54

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, Jap...

Americas

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.

Asia

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...

Worldwide

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...

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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...

Worldwide

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...

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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...

Key role for biodiversity in the battle against poverty and climate change

Fri, 15/10/2010 - 08:58

Nature’s riches can play a major role in poverty eradication, but only if governments and businesses recognise the true economic value of the good...

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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...

Europe and Central Asia

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...

Worldwide

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