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The cost of conservation: US$80 billion a year needed to save nature

Thu, 11/10/2012 - 19:00

A new study provides hard figures estimating the investments needed to reduce the extinction risk for all known threatened species at US$4 billion annually, with a further US$76 billion needed each year to protect and effectively manage terrestrial sites of global conservation significance.

Worldwide Forests of Hope

Global bird extinctions are increasing warns new research

Mon, 08/10/2012 - 12:29

The rate of bird extinctions is accelerating at an alarming rate according to a new paper by BirdLife International and Charles Darwin University.

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Half of the world’s most important sites for nature are currently unprotected.

Wed, 21/03/2012 - 23:01

The world’s governments have committed to increasing the coverage of protected areas by 2020 in order to address rapid rates of environmental destruction. However, a new study shows that only half of the most important sites for wildlife have been fully protected.

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Study rings alarm bells for Amazonian wildlife

Thu, 15/09/2011 - 08:57

The Amazon is currently experiencing the highest absolute rate of forest loss globally. Yet the proportion of Amazonian species assessed as ‘threatened’ with extinction is below the global average.

Americas

Big birds lose out in a crowded world

Mon, 06/06/2011 - 22:30

One of the world’s largest species of bird is on the brink of extinction according to the 2011 IUCN Red List for birds.

Pacific

Study outlines steps to protect declining North American landbird populations

Thu, 20/01/2011 - 13:13

A recent study carried out by scientists from Canada, Mexico and the United States, including several BirdLife Partners found that of the 882 native landbirds shared across borders, 17% (148 species) need immediate conservation action.

Americas

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 launched at the 10th Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity, CBD, in Nagoya, Japan

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A month is a long time in BirdLife

Fri, 07/05/2010 - 13:37

A round up of BirdLife top stories for April 2010.

BirdLife's State of the Worlds Birds - Video

Thu, 09/04/2009 - 14:59

An interview with BirdLife's Head of Science - Alison Stattersfield.

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