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Scale up work on poverty reduction and biodiversity policy making pays off in Dakatcha woodlands in Kenya

Thu, 12/07/2012 - 07:03

Birdlife Africa Partnership got a renewed boost to its work in Poverty reduction and policy making when the Spanish Agency for International Cooperation and Development (AECID) gave some additional funding amounting to Euros, 500,000 in October 2010.

Africa

Mount Moco project boosted by support from the gulf agency company

Thu, 12/07/2012 - 06:14

The long term aim of reforesting Mount Moco, Angola’s highest mountain, and the second most important site in Angola for Afromontane forest conservation has been boosted by support from the Gulf Agency Company.

Africa

Touching lives through conservation project

Tue, 10/07/2012 - 07:37

A team of BirdLife International and Fondation NATURAMA (BirdLife Partner in Burkina Faso) visited Oursi Lake recently to assess the impact of...

Africa

Forest discovery improves prospects for Angola’s endemics

Fri, 06/07/2012 - 11:55

A large tract of near-pristine Afromontane forest has been found in Angola’s Namba Mountains, tripling the amount of this habitat that was thought to survive in Angola.

Africa

Mountain Chicken’s portrait

Wed, 04/07/2012 - 22:39

The Mountain Chicken Project, funded by the UK government’s Darwin Initiative and executed by the Department of Environment of Montserrat and Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust, is pleased to announce the publication of a poster and a brochure aimed at raising awareness of the Critically Endangered Mountain Chicken Leptodactylus fallax on Montserrat.

Americas

Green groups: no medals in sight for Barroso II

Wed, 04/07/2012 - 18:29

Halfway through its term in office, the European Commission is falling behind in the race to create sustainable long-term prosperity in Europe, warn Europe’s leading green groups in a critical assessment of the Commission’s environmental performance since 2010 released on Tuesday 3 July. This report finds among others that the Commission has acted to protect the environment even less than the first Barroso Commission.

Europe and Central Asia

Satellite-tracking to assist in the conservation of South Africa's Secretarybirds

Wed, 04/07/2012 - 08:07

BirdLife South Africa, the Endangered Wildlife Trust’s Birds of Prey Programme (EWT-BoPP), and the University of the Witwatersrand have launched a collaborative satellite tracking project on one of South Africa’s most charismatic raptors, Secretarybird.

Africa

German Parliament calls for more EU environment spending 2014-2020

Tue, 03/07/2012 - 15:07

On Wednesday 27 June, the day before EU leaders come together in Brussels for a first top-level negotiation round on the future EU budget 2014-2020, the Environment Committee of the German Federal Parliament adopted a ground breaking decision calling for a significant strengthening of the EU's environmental programme LIFE.

Europe and Central Asia

Rio+20: where it should lead

Thu, 28/06/2012 - 20:31

The RSPB and Green Alliance have asked leaders from politics, business, NGOs, economics, science and the youth movement,to give their views in a collection of essays, Rio+20: where it should lead.

Worldwide

Reflections on Rio – reaffirming and renewing rhetoric but has anything really changed?

Mon, 25/06/2012 - 22:25

As the 50,000 participants travel home after ten days of discussing The Future We Want, the outcome document from the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20), it’s time to reflect on the substance of what was agreed.

Worldwide

Director, Important Bird Areas Program for Audubon

Mon, 25/06/2012 - 19:18

The Director will help implement Audubon's new strategic plan around hemispheric bird conservation organized around flyways.

Americas

Serengeti highway back on World Heritage agenda

Fri, 22/06/2012 - 16:48

BirdLife remains concerned that development of the eastern stretch of the road is proceeding, and urges that any transport solutions must be sustainable and that environmental issues should be properly taken into account.

Africa

Final Warning for Bulgaria over Failure to Protect Internationally Important Sites

Fri, 22/06/2012 - 09:52

On Thursday 21 June, the European Commission issued a final legal warning against the Bulgarian Government over its failure to fully designate, protect, and prevent deterioration of the Kaliakra Special Protection Area and Site of Community Importance, required under the EU Birds and Habitats Directives.

Europe and Central Asia

Latest news from BirdLife delegates at Rio+20

Fri, 22/06/2012 - 08:01

Direct from the RIO+20 conference Carolina Hazin shares her experiences and insight.

Worldwide

Commitment of missing Head of States to RIO+20 questioned

Thu, 21/06/2012 - 15:59

What Heads of States or ministers have to say to the world about sustainability and the committment of some of their fellow leaders.

Worldwide

Civil Society influence on RIO+20 minimal as Governments fail to listen

Thu, 21/06/2012 - 09:19

There was much applause for the representative of NGO during his speech at the RIO+20 opening plenary - "don't waste your power! Instead of attending to the narrow interests of individual governments, leaders should be inspired to change the world"

Worldwide

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

Worldwide

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.

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