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The UN Biodiversity Summit 2020 was switched to a semi-remote format © CBD

UN Summit on Biodiversity: world leaders’ pledge...

Wed, 18/11/2020
Ahead of September’s UN Summit on Biodiversity, world leaders pledged to put nature at the heart of a transformational green recovery – but will this be enough to transform our relationship with nature before it is too late? Here are our takeaways from the summit.
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What birds tell us about building a new global...

Thu, 12/11/2020
As well as quantifying progress (or failure) and highlighting successes and good news stories in relation to the Aichi Biodiversity Targets, data from birds can inform the development and implementation of the post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework and its targets
Black-browed Albatross © Jessica Winter

New report: birds provide hopeful message on...

Wed, 30/09/2020
You may have heard about the world’s catastrophic failure to meet global biodiversity targets. But there's hope. A new landmark report from BirdLife International uses bird conservation successes to outline recommended solutions that could help the next set of targets to succeed.
Orange-bellied Parrot, a species brought back from the brink since CBD was founded © JJ Harrison/ Wikimedia Commons

Reflections on the fifth Global Biodiversity...

Fri, 18/09/2020
This week, the UN Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) published the Global Biodiversity Outlook 5 (GBO-5) – a final and damning report card on the progress made against the 2020 ‘Aichi Biodiversity Targets’, making it clear that while the last UN decade on biodiversity has failed, this coming decade on ecosystem restoration cannot.
15% of land and freshwater environments are now protected - but is it enough? © Bjorn Olesen

Why aren’t countries meeting their targets to...

Fri, 24/05/2019
You may have seen the recent news that one million species are at risk of extinction. But how did the world get to this point, and what can we do to turn things around? Thankfully, the report that brought this crisis into the public eye also sheds light on the solutions.
Tourmaline Sunangel © Wang LiQiang

7 reasons why this month’s Biodiversity...

Thu, 15/11/2018
From 17th – 29th November, governments from across the world will meet at the UN Biodiversity Conference in Egypt to review progress towards conserving biodiversity for people and planet and start to craft a new deal for nature and people – and BirdLife will be attending. The summit will tackle critical issues relevant to all of us. We list the highlights.

Will the EU’s new invasive species regulation...

Mon, 28/09/2015
Invasive alien species cause not only bird extinctions, but also economic damage. However, the new regulation may not be up to scratch.

Filling the information gap: how bird data can...

Fri, 12/10/2012
Assisting governments in develop National Biodiversity Strategies and Action Plans (NBSAPs) is the purpose of a new guide made available this week at COP11.

The cost of conservation: US$80 billion a year...

Thu, 11/10/2012
A new study provides hard figures estimating the investments needed to reduce the extinction risk for all known threatened species at US$4 billion annually, with a further US$76 billion needed each year to protect and effectively manage terrestrial sites of global conservation significance.