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BirdLife's History in Objects: #1 "...

Tue, 31/07/2012
William Hudson recoiled in horror as he witnessed the sale of 80,000 Parrot and 1,700 Bird of Paradise skins in London, 1897. By 1922 a group of people had seen enough...

BirdLife’s History in Objects, #10: A Drink For...

Thu, 12/07/2012
New study released today: the investment needed to save nature. In 2002, world leaders met to discuss the future of nature on earth. They set targets to reduce biodiversity loss that were not close to being met in 2010. Now, with the first authoritative information on financial costs, BirdLife International is determined to ensure world leaders take the new ‘Aichi Targets’ seriously...
BirdLife in Objects, #3: A longline hook

BirdLife’s History in Objects: #3 “All Hands on...

Fri, 22/06/2012
Exciting personal accounts from an elite team of international high seas heroes. Venturing out to sea with local fishermen, the Albatross Task Force are who you call to save seabirds from accidental catching...

BirdLife’s History in Objects, #12: A Migratory...

Fri, 22/06/2012
They fly thousands of kilometres from pole to pole, and from their perspective in the sky, migratory birds see and know no boundaries. Celebrated by many cultures, the wonder of their epic journeys has the ability to foster bonds between nations. This is the flyways approach...

BirdLife’s History in Objects, #11: The Frontier...

Fri, 22/06/2012
Data transmitted from the backs of seabirds wandering the vast oceans have been used to create the first ever interactive atlas of priority sites for marine conservation. With the collaboration of over 1000 experts worldwide, this will be important for the future of our oceans...

Living off the Land: BirdLife’s History in...

Fri, 22/06/2012
On flat dusty clearings bordered by spindly trees in rural West Africa, women can be seen rolling out balls of what look (and smell) like large mammal droppings. Making this condiment, soumbala, is one of the only ways local women can make a living. Whatever nature provides has value to people...
BirdLife in Objects, #5: The Ancient Scroll

BirdLife’s History in Objects: #5 "The Power...

Wed, 20/06/2012
More than 1,500 years ago in the harsh environment of the Arabian Peninsula, conservation was a way of life, necessary for survival. Now, to protect biodiversity and empower local people in the Middle East, the ancient Islamic tradition of hima is being revived...
BirdLife in Objects, #5: The Ancient Scroll

BirdLife’s History in Objects: #6 “The Hieroglyph”

Wed, 20/06/2012
The Northern Bald Ibis has had an eventful and turbulent relationship with man. Idolised yet mummified, celebrated and venerated yet beaten and eaten, collected then protected, hunted, poisoned, followed by pilgrims and tracked by scientists- this mythical bird is just over 200 mature wild individuals away from being lost forever. But hope is not even close from being lost...
BirdLife in Objects, #7: The Gavel

BirdLife’s History in Objects: #7 “The Gavel”

Wed, 20/06/2012
Bringing the hammer down on governments to save nature. Our well-being and the resources we need to survive and develop all depend on diverse and healthy ecosystems. Yet this is not always considered by governments needing to maintain economic growth. When important ecosystems are under serious threat, the BirdLife Partnership is watching and ready to take action against the culprits. Even against governments...
BirdLife in Objects, #4: The Treasure Map

BirdLife’s History in Objects: #4 “Caribbean...

Wed, 20/06/2012
The Caribbean is an exceptionally important treasure trove of global biodiversity. It's also an important home to 37.5million people. So how are Important Bird Areas used to help local people protect their local biodiversity?
“We are one people, separated only by political boundaries.” Liberian President, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf 2011

BirdLife’s History in Objects, #9: The Leaf

Wed, 20/06/2012
In the Greater Gola Forest of West Africa, the sounds of gunshots were commonplace in the 1990s. This is the story of how, two decades later, two countries with common wildlife, common tribal makeups and common challenges became united by a Transboundary Peace Park.

BirdLife’s History in Objects, #8: The Compass

Wed, 20/06/2012
If a bird calls in a forest and no one is around to hear it, does it really exist? Cebu Flowerpecker, although Critically Endangered, is a lucky bird. It is also a successful reminder to never give up hope for a species. There is a lot of wonderful forest left to explore if we go off the beaten track. Read on to discover why this species almost succumbed to the same error as Shakespeare’s Romeo...
BirdLife in Objects, #2: The Coconut

BirdLife's History in Objects: #2 "Your...

Wed, 20/06/2012
Ever fantasised about owning your own private tropical island? Back in the 1960s this ideal was not only confined to celebrity billionaires. Cousin Island in Seychelles was actually purchased by BirdLife International to save a bird from extinction, and a brand new indigenous conservation organisation was established in the process.