News COP10

Partners with Nature - report

Fri, 11/11/2011 - 23:09

Partners with Nature published by BirdLife International, includes 14 examples of BirdLife Partners' work with vulnerable communities that provide adaptation benefits. To download your copy, click here.

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...


New commitments and calls for compromise at COP10

Wed, 27/10/2010 - 22:59

Nagoya, 23:00 – This morning the official "high-level segment” began with a video message by UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon followed by a dramatic appeal of four young people to the assembled ...

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...


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...


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...


Ministers swarm in to Nagoya

Tue, 26/10/2010 - 22:50

The convention center now resembles a beehive, with the arrival of ministers meeting up with their delegations in the corridors, crowds of photographers and camera crews with their equipment in tow, and a scaling up of the security and po...

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...


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...


Important Bird Areas of the World - Poster

Sun, 24/10/2010 - 11:00

Poster showing the location and protection status of the world's 10,000 Important Bird Areas (IBAs). To download your copy please click here (20 mb - may be slow to download).

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...


Horns locked at COP10

Fri, 22/10/2010 - 01:54

Nagoya, 21:30 - Friday evening. I am sitting in a stuffy, crowded room for the contact group on finance. At the centre of the room negotiators sit around a U-shaped table where at its top the chairman from  Switzerland sits. Behind many rows of chairs ...

Local people are key to biodiversity conservation

Thu, 21/10/2010 - 08:37

The BirdLife Partnership has published a report which examines the success of BirdLife’s Local Conservation Group (LCG) approach in conserving biodiversity and supporting sustainable livelihoods a...


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 ...