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NGO statement given to Governments at RIO+20 plenary

Thu, 21/06/2012 - 08:58

Read Wael Hmaidan's statement on behalf of civil society and NGOs attending RIO+20

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World's oldest international conservation organisation celebrates 90 years

Wed, 20/06/2012 - 09:18

At midday on 20 June 1922, a remarkable group of people from different countries met in London and concluded that the only effective answer to the threats facing birds across the continents had to be through co-ordinated international action. So was born the International Council for Bird Preservation (now BirdLife), 90 years old today.

Pacific

Sign 'the future we don't want' e-petition

Tue, 19/06/2012 - 21:52

RIO+20 negotiations are not going to give the future than many people and the planet needs. An e-petition has been started '...

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It's all about economics at Rio

Mon, 18/06/2012 - 11:19

What's at stake is who will pay the bill, and who will sustain a country to adopt changes in favour of sustainable development.

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Whose interests are being addressed at RIO+20?

Sat, 16/06/2012 - 18:19

At the end of each day the United Nations have created an open space for discussion among civil society and givernments on the RIO+20 agenda. Apparently 70% of the Rio+20 outcome document is from civil society input, but how much of it will be left after negotiations?

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LIPU’s 29th International Camp alerts on poaching!

Fri, 15/06/2012 - 15:13

LIPU’s (BirdLife in Italy) annual International ‘anti-poaching’ camp took place from April 28 to May 13. The participants’ main mission was to observe migratory birds and report on illegal hunting. The spring migration of raptors in Calabria (Italian region) this year has been characterised by a significant resumption of poaching in the south of the region.

Europe and Central Asia

Algarve: The bird’s festival is back in October

Fri, 15/06/2012 - 15:05

The 3rd Birdwatching Festival in Sagres, Portugal will take place this year from October 5 to 7. In October, Sagres becomes Europe’s major migratory corridor for storks, eagles, vultures, hawks and falcons on their way back to Africa. All types of people will enjoy the large range of activities proposed.

Europe and Central Asia

A wedding and a Swedish philanthropist protect Paraguayan forest

Fri, 15/06/2012 - 10:11

What do a wedding, a Swedish philanthropist, the conservation of the Atlantic Rainforest and a Paraguayan indigenous community have in common? The...

Americas

Working towards a green economy in Tanzania

Thu, 14/06/2012 - 15:07

The Uluguru Mountains support a rich cloud forest that is home to plants and animals which are found nowhere else in the world, including the Critically Endangered Uluguru Bush-shrike.

Africa

From BirdLife Zimbabwe's diary...

Thu, 14/06/2012 - 14:55

BirdLife Zimbabwe runs a very active Environmental Education Department, which includes Wildlife Clubs and the Bird Awareness Programme for schools. The Department has been very busy these last few weeks.

Africa

Rio+20 is an opportunity to fast-track the transition to the Green Economy

Thu, 14/06/2012 - 11:01

A new report “Building an Inclusive Green Economy” says a transition to a green economy could lift millions of people out of poverty and inequality as well as help the environment.

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'We can't fail!' - but still to agree position

Thu, 14/06/2012 - 10:24

Sha Zukang, Secretary-General of Rio+20, opened the 3rd Preparatory Meeting to the Rio Conference with a personal plea - "we can't fail!"

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What future do you want?

Wed, 13/06/2012 - 15:05

Thousands of people are flying to RIO+20, showing so many people's committment to discuss the future we want.

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New publication: The Birds in Sweden - numbers and distribution

Wed, 13/06/2012 - 10:34

This new book is the first time that bird population estimates for each of the 21 Swedish counties and 29 provinces have been published.

Europe and Central Asia

Swifts make home at BirdLife

Wed, 13/06/2012 - 09:54

Swifts have set up home in nest boxes at BirdLife's Headquarters in Cambridge, UK.

Europe and Central Asia

SEO/BirdLife launches its Kid’s club “Aventureros” (adventurers)

Tue, 12/06/2012 - 16:13

After several years of work and preparation, SEO/BirdLife (Spanish Partner) Kid’s Club has finally seen the light! Kids are often very interested in learning about and discovering the world around them. With its educational material (magazine, website, and activities) SEO/BirdLife is responding to these needs.

Europe and Central Asia

Sustainablity: new 'Spotlight' on BirdLife's Data Zone

Tue, 12/06/2012 - 11:39

The decisions reached at RIO+20 will shape how society responses to the challenge of achieving social, economic and environmental sustainability. Read about sustainability on the new Spotlight on BirdLife's Data Zone.

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Rio+20 - BirdLife urges governments to ensure that biodiversity and nature are central to decisions taken on sustainable development

Mon, 11/06/2012 - 13:25

The BirdLife Partenership is calling on governments attending Rio+20 to demonstrate global leadership to redirect the global economy towards a sustainable pathway.

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