News ecosystem services

Rukarara microhydropower plant outside NNP ©WCS Rwanda

Understanding stakeholder’s perspectives on...

Fri, 06/05/2016
Protected forests in Kivu-Rusizi Climate Resilient Altitudinal Gradient (CRAG) landscape are highly important for the well-being of its surrounding human population.

Combatting climate change in habitats with nature...

Thu, 10/03/2016
Healthy IBAs are vital to the wildlife that lives in them and the people that live off their resources. BirdLife is helping them build resilience to global warming.

Looking back: Is Europe on track to save global...

Mon, 12/10/2015
Halfway to the EU Biodiversity Strategy to 2020, we analyse if the EU is doing enough to protect the environment over the next five years.

What's next for the EU2020 strategy to...

Mon, 12/10/2015
With only five years to go, here's what the EU and Member States need to do to prevent the further loss of species and ecosystems.

Rehabilitating disused old mines into havens of...

Fri, 02/10/2015
The TESSA toolkit analyses benefits of different land uses to nature and the local community so decision-makers can pick the best one. It's being used to promote turning disused EU quarries into public parks and nature reserves.

PEGASUS: Sustainable land management from a...

Mon, 31/08/2015
The project, of which BirdLife is a partner, will be working over 3 years to help change the way we manage farms and forests to better deliver goods and ecosystem services.

Biodiversity and ecosystem services play a...

Sun, 16/06/2013
Investing in biodiversity for human well-being and development was on the agenda at the recently held Trondheim Biodiversity Conference.

Ecosystem Services in High Andean Wetlands

Wed, 10/04/2013
Ecosystem services provided by high Andean wetlands must be understood in order to ensure their conservation.

Local population plays a key role in assessing...

Fri, 05/04/2013
An important achievement in the process of assessing ecosystem services in

Using ecosystem services for better decision-...

Thu, 11/10/2012
A new report entitled 'Conserving biodiversity and delivering ecosystem services at Important Bird Areas in Nepal' has been launched at the CBD COP in Hyderabad, India.

Securing the web of life

Tue, 19/06/2012
The source of our food, medicines and clean water, as well the livelihoods of millions of people may be at risk with the rapid decline of the world’s animal and plant species according to the latest update of the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species

Saving Rara for the future

Mon, 28/05/2012
Bird Conservation Nepal, the Department of National Parks and Wildlife Conservation, and staff from BirdLife recently conducted field surveys at Rara National Park in the west of Nepal to assess and value the benefits that the Park and surrounding Buffer Zone provide to people.

Governments urged to recognise the role of...

Mon, 05/12/2011
Climate change during the coming decades is projected to dramatically alter current patterns of temperature and precipitation across Africa, with huge implications for both humans and biodiversity

National adaptation planning should deliver to...

Fri, 11/11/2011
Adaptation strategies aim to reduce the impact and cost of climate change by decreasing vulnerability and increasing resilience.

A review of the evidence on the effectiveness of...

Fri, 11/11/2011
Ecosystem-based approaches to adaptation is an effective approach to adaptation that deserves more policy support.

New documentary highlights importance of IBAs for...

Wed, 19/10/2011
Bird Conservation Nepal has launched a documentary to highlight the value of Important Bird Areas to people.

'State of Nepal's Birds' launched

Mon, 26/09/2011
A major new report has been published entitled State of Nepal’s Birds 2010. Produced by Bird Conservation Nepal and the Department of National Parks and Wildlife Conservation.

World Water Day: thirsty cities

Tue, 22/03/2011
Coping with the growing water needs of cities is one of the most pressing challenges of this century. Half of the world’s population now lives in cities and it’s estimated that within two decades this will increase to nearly 60% of the population, or five billion people.