Mon, 24/01/2011 - 10:35
It's now official - 2011 is the UN International year of the forests. "BirdLife welcomes the spotlight this year falling on the lungs of our planet and home to the majority of the World's biodiversity", said Dr Marco Lambertini, BirdLife International's Chief Executive.
Fri, 10/12/2010 - 21:44
An agreement on REDD+ is close at climate talks in Cancún. This which would provide a mechanism for delivering financial incentives to developing countries to conserve and restore their forests.
Thu, 16/09/2010 - 07:39
Tropical forests are disappearing at a rate of one football pitch per second - more than 10 million hectares per year. These losses are driven by global demand for timber, paper and land for food crops and bio-fuels. BirdLife's work has shown that 913 species worldwide are threatened by forest destruction and degradation; that's almost one in ten of the world's birds.