Mon, 04/06/2012 - 10:22
Professor Emmanuel Obot, Executive Director of the Nigerian Conservation Foundation (BirdLife in Nigeria), ex-CAP Chair and former member of the Africa Regional Committee, died in the ill-fated Dana Air plane crash that took place on June 3 in Lagos, Nigeria.
Fri, 01/06/2012 - 13:58
Each day on 1-20 June Mark Avery is writing a blog about biodiversity, sustainability and global issues
Thu, 31/05/2012 - 18:53
Dilma Roussef, the President of Brazil, has only partially vetoed the new Forest Code proposed by the Brazilian Congress.
Thu, 31/05/2012 - 14:20
Developing the capacity of local conservation groups in biodiversity monitoring is very critical in ensuring that a larger constituency of communities is contribute to IBA monitoring.
Thu, 31/05/2012 - 10:39
Vogelbescherming Nederland (VBN, BirdLife in The Netherlands) and WWF-Netherlands are funding a new chair in migratory bird ecology at the University of Groningen.
Mon, 28/05/2012 - 09:00
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.
Thu, 17/05/2012 - 13:56
Each year around the world, people come together to celebrate World Migratory Bird Day to raise awareness on the protection of migratory birds. This year’s 2012 theme for World Migratory Bird Day is “Migratory birds and people- together through time”. Migratory birds and people are inseparably connected in many different ways but human activities like excessive land use, unsustainable hunting, poor agricultural practices, industrial pollution and many other activities now gravely threaten migratory birds around the world. WMBD strives towards preserving the cultural ties people have with migratory birds and the vital economic and environmental benefits they sustain.
Thu, 17/05/2012 - 09:06
Background The BirdLife Council for the African Partnership (CAP) is the highest decision making organ in Africa. It brings together representatives from all 23 countries where BirdLife works in Africa. It constitutes of all Africa Partners, Partner Designate and Affiliates. Its inception meeting was held in Kenya in 1997 and since then, CAP has been meeting annually until 2008, when the meeting was changed to once every two years. At every meeting a chair is elected to serve until the next meeting. In 2012, CAP was held in Kenya for the third time from the 26th to 31ST March. The following are my personal impressions and lessons learnt during the meeting.
Tue, 15/05/2012 - 14:59
On April 20th the European Parliament made a stand in support of biodiversity conservation and sustainable development when it adopted the “Motion for a European Parliament resolution on our life insurance, our natural capital: an EU biodiversity strategy to 2020”, authored by Dutch Liberal MEP Mr Gerben Jan Gerbrandy.
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