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International Day for Biological Diversity

Fri, 21/05/2010
This year’s theme is “Biodiversity for Development and Poverty Alleviation”. See how BirdLife’s work around the world contributes to improvements in livelihoods and wellbeing while protecting biodiversity.

World governments urged to be more ambitious in efforts to save biodiversity

Tue, 18/05/2010
A coalition of 14 conservation organizations including BirdLife has called on the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) to amend its mission in light of the failure of the 2010 biodiversity targets and to set firm new measures to be implemented by 2020.

Commercial fishing estimated to kill millions of Sea Turtles

Thu, 15/04/2010
It's not just seabirds which are accidently killed in commercial fisheries. The number of sea turtles accidently snared by commercial fishing gear over the past 20 years may reach into the millions, according to the first peer-reviewed study to compile sea turtle bycatch data from gillnet, trawl and longline fisheries worldwide.
Building Partnerships

Building Partnerships

Wed, 05/08/2009
Building Partnerships – working together for conservation and development shares experiences, and supports lesson-learning within the BirdLife International Partnership.

Complete bird checklist

Sun, 28/06/2009
BirdLife International maintains its own complete checklist of birds (taxonomic checklist of the world's bird species) because there are so many different global, regional, national, site and family taxonomic checklists. Click to download your free copy of the complete bird checklist.

List of Birds of Prey

Wed, 24/06/2009

A complete list of birds of prey within the Accipitridae family is shown below

Types of Falcon Species

Wed, 24/06/2009
Below is shown a list of falcon species. Members of the falcon family are roughly divisible into three or four groups.

List of Owl Species

Wed, 24/06/2009
A List of Owl species from around the world. Living owls are divided into two families: the typical owls, Strigidae; and the barn-owls, Tytonidae.
Steller's Eagle © Markus Varesvuo/AGAMI

List of Eagle Species

Wed, 24/06/2009
Eagles are large birds of prey which are members of the bird family Accipitridae and belong to several genera which are not necessarily closely related to each other. Most of the more than 60 species occur in Eurasia and Africa. Outside this area, just two species (the Bald and Golden Eagles) can be found in the United States and Canada, nine morehttp://www.birdlife.org/sites/default/files/white-belliedseaeagle.jpg in Central and South America, and three in Australia.