News Convention on Biological Diversity

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...

Europe and Central Asia

The on-going conversion of tropical habitats to cropland could jeopardise global efforts to halt the loss of biodiversity

Tue, 05/03/2013 - 13:59

A new report reveals the alarming rate at which tropical habitats are being cleared to make way for crops. The scale of habitat conversion predicted in the biodiversity-rich tropics could seriously undermine society’s capacity to meet internationally-agreed conservation targets.

COP10 makes historic agreement to save biodiversity

Fri, 29/10/2010 - 17:19

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

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 Global Environment Facility.

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 launched at the 10th Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity, CBD, in Nagoya, Japan

Worldwide

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.

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, Japan. The prizes, worth Є7,000 each, are granted by SEO / BirdLife (Spanish Partner) and BirdLife International with the support of the Fundación Biodiversidad.

Americas

Nagoya in pictures...

Tue, 26/10/2010 - 09:59

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

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.

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 sign a Memorandum of Understanding to enhance cooperation in support of effective implementation of the Convention.

Worldwide

A day in a life at COP10

Mon, 25/10/2010 - 07:14

The crucial second week of the conference has begun and today's schedule takes me from one meeting to another.

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.

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 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...

Worldwide

COP10: One step forward, two steps back

Thu, 21/10/2010 - 07:42

There are serious concerns for the success of this important summit. For wherever you look at the issues on the negotiation table, more problems are appearing than being resolved.

Delegates must not return empty-handed from Nagoya

Tue, 19/10/2010 - 07:08

The opening statements of almost all developing countries made it clear that they are here on an “all or nothing” ask

COP10 leaders want to do the right thing

Mon, 18/10/2010 - 07:06

The expectations for the COP10 conference are high, judging by the speeches of the leaders at its opening ceremony.

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 goods and services our environment provides us.

Worldwide

NABU commemorates extinct species

Fri, 15/10/2010 - 06:55

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.

Europe and Central Asia

Pages