News COP10

TEEB should mark the beginning of global economic reform

Wed, 20/10/2010 - 07:17

The new TEEB report shows that it makes economic sense to protect and restore biodiversity.

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

CEMEX and BirdLife complete groundbreaking study of biodiversity in operations worldwide

Mon, 18/10/2010 - 09:40

CEMEX has announced the results of a comprehensive scoping study on the biodiversity status of its operations worldwide undertaken in conjunction with BirdLife International, as part of a ten-year global partnership signed in 2007.

Worldwide Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBAs)

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

BirdLife's 5 Asks for COP10 CBD in Nagoya - Video

Thu, 14/10/2010 - 09:39

Short video showing BirdLife's 5 policy asks for the COP-10 CBD meeting in Nagoya, Japan.

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 their use, according to BirdLife International.

Worldwide

The BirdLife Partnership - Video

Tue, 05/10/2010 - 13:49

Short video about the BirdLife Partnership of conservation organisations that strives to conserve birds, their habitats and global biodiversity, working with people towards sustainability in the use of natural resources.

BirdLife calls upon the EU to champion biodiversity in Nagoya and at home

Mon, 04/10/2010 - 08:08

BirdLife International handed in to the European Commissioner for the Environment, Mr Janez Potoƒçnik, its “message for Nagoya”.

Europe and Central Asia

We must strengthen resilience through ‘ecological infrastructure’ - Policy Briefing

Sat, 02/10/2010 - 22:00

BirdLife Policy Brief for CBD COP-10, Nagoya - message from BirdLife's Chairman Peter J. Schei.

Five critical issues that will ‘make or break’ Nagoya – Policy Briefing

Sat, 02/10/2010 - 21:00

In May 2010, the Global Biodiversity Outlook concluded that the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) have failed to meet the 2010 Target to achieve a significant reduction in the rate of loss of biological diversity as a contribution to poverty alleviation and to the benefit of all life on earth.

Revised and updated Strategic Plan for the post-2010 period – Policy Briefing

Sat, 02/10/2010 - 20:00

BirdLife calls on all Parties to recognise the immediate need for hugely scaled up, effective and concerted efforts to overcome the obstacles that prevented the 2010 target from being met. Urgent action is essential to ensure nature’s resilience and underpin human well-being.

Financial Resources – Policy Briefing

Sat, 02/10/2010 - 19:00

Effective implementation of the CBD continues to be severely hampered by insufficient financial resources. This is a pervasive problem but at its most acute in developing countries.

Access & Benefit Sharing – Policy Briefing

Sat, 02/10/2010 - 18:00

Access to genetic resources and the fair and equitable sharing of benefits arising from their use is one of the three fundamental objectives of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD).

Protected Areas – Policy Briefing

Sat, 02/10/2010 - 17:00

Protected areas are a cornerstone of biodiversity conservation. The CBD Programme of Work on Protected Areas (POWPA) has helped to galvanise action. BirdLife has been a member of the ‘Friends of POWPA’- an informal group of NGOs and Governments which has supported the CBD Secretariat to build capacity, raise awareness and encourage regular reporting on POWPA.

Climate Change – Policy Briefing

Sat, 02/10/2010 - 16:00

This document outlines BirdLife’s main policy messages in relation to climate change for COP-10. BirdLife International urges parties to ensure decisions taken at the COP secure the following outcomes...

Marine and Coastal Biodiversity – Policy Briefing

Sat, 02/10/2010 - 15:00

The marine pelagic environment is the largest realm on Earth, constituting 99% of the biosphere volume. In addition to supplying more than 80% of the fish consumed by humans, pelagic ecosystems account for nearly half of the photosynthesis on Earth, directly or indirectly support almost all marine life and play a major role in the rate and extent of climate change.