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Global appetite for resources pushing new species to the brink

Mon, 17/11/2014 - 16:44

Fishing, logging, mining, agriculture and other activities to satisfy our growing appetite for resources are threatening the survival of the Pacific Bluefin...

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BirdLife International uses new platform to tell conservation stories

Mon, 17/11/2014 - 10:22

BirdLife International has started using a new media-rich information sharing technology to tell its conservation stories in a more indepth and interactive...

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Hundreds of important sites for nature threatened with destruction

Fri, 14/11/2014 - 22:38

More than 350 of the planet’s most important sites for nature are threatened with being lost forever according to a new report...

Worldwide Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBAs)

Hopes are raised as global agreements aim to make world a safer place for migratory birds

Mon, 10/11/2014 - 16:03

Two new global agreements have been reached that will help save migratory bird species across the world.

Worldwide Migratory Birds and Flyways

Namibia takes positive steps to save 30,000 seabirds a year

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 12:09

Following a meeting with the BirdLife’s Albatross Task Force, The Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resources in Namibia has introduced new fishery regulations which should practically eliminate seabird mortality from one of the most destructive fisheries!

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Renewable energy and migratory birds

Thu, 06/11/2014 - 16:16

Without proper planning, energy developments, including wind turbines and power lines, can be a major threat to migratory birds.

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Banning lead should not be a toxic issue.

Wed, 05/11/2014 - 20:35

RSPB's Agriculture Policy Officer, Ellie Crane, is attending the Convention on Migratory Species Conference of the Parties in Quito - vital decisions are in the process of being made - here's a guest blog just in from Ellie.

Worldwide Migratory Birds and Flyways

Local benefits for wildlife through BirdLife-CEMEX global partnership

Wed, 05/11/2014 - 17:21

With Golden Eagle surveying in Mexico, plans to protect dry forest in the Dominican Republic, Red-billed Chough nesting in a UK quarry, and the renewal of the national partnership in France; this update gives some examples from the CEMEX-BirdLife global partnership this year where the process of undertaking a Biodiversity Action Plan at a site is proving to be good for nature as well as business.

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High hopes for meeting on migratory species

Fri, 31/10/2014 - 13:53

BirdLife Partners are taking part in the Eleventh Meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS COP11) which is taking place in Quito, Ecuador, from 4 to 9 November 2014.

Worldwide Migratory Birds and Flyways

BirdLife’s views on the outcomes of the 12th Conference on Biological Diversity in Pyeongchang, South Korea.

Tue, 21/10/2014 - 14:33

BirdLife International is broadly positive about the outcomes of the CBD COP12 that ended last Friday in South Korea. Governments approved 33...

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Environmental groups welcome new global commitments to fund biodiversity conservation

Fri, 17/10/2014 - 15:18

Joint Statement from BirdLife International, Conservation International, The Nature Conservancy and WWF The Convention on Biological Diversity’s (CBD) Twelfth Conference of Parties...

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Tools to help the world meet nature targets

Thu, 16/10/2014 - 12:02

The BirdLife Partnership has developed a number of tools to help governments and conservationists in their aims to stem the loss of the planet’s natural wealth.

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Mobilise financial resources, prioritise nature - and act!

Tue, 07/10/2014 - 11:44

The Convention on Biological Diversity’s (CBD) Twelfth Conference of Parties (COP 12) has begun in Pyeongchang, South Korea, bringing together countries from...

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More investment needed to reach international biodiversity targets by 2020

Thu, 02/10/2014 - 16:30

A new study published in the journal Science reveals that, despite some progress, more needs to be done to reach an internationally agreed set of biodiversity targets by 2020. But they are still within reach.

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New online resource to help meet global conservation challenges

Tue, 30/09/2014 - 20:45

A new online resource, capacityforconservation.org has been launched that aims to support and strengthen conservation organisations and help them to achieve – and sustain – their conservation and organisational development goals.

Worldwide Capacity Development

Let's Stop Vulture Poisoning Now - Video

Thu, 18/09/2014 - 22:02

BirdLife is fighting to stop vultures from slipping towards extinction in Europe and Africa. We're 79% way towards our urgent target of £20,000. Today we're launching an appeal video, and asking for your support to stop vulture poisoning now.

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New accessible toolkit helps non-experts to value important natural sites

Mon, 08/09/2014 - 11:48

An interactive toolkit is launched today that is helping non-experts to assess the ecosystem service value of sites – Toolkit for Ecosystem Service Site-based Assessment (TESSA)

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Vultures in Africa and Europe could face extinction within our lifetime warn conservationists

Sat, 06/09/2014 - 03:44

BirdLife International – the world’s largest conservation partnership - has announced that vultures have rapidly become one of the most threatened families...

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