6 Sep 2012

IUCN WCC Day 1: What do birds tell us about the state of the planet?

By ali stattersfield

Over the next week, 8,000 delegates from around the world are meeting at the IUCN World Conservation Congress in Jeju, the Republic of Korea, to explore many of our most pressing environmental and development challenges, and how nature is intricately linked to solving these issues. BirdLife is well represented at the meeting, with around 30 BirdLife Partners and several Secretariat staff attending and involved in over 20 events, including workshops and ‘knowledge cafes’. Much of what will be presented at this congress by BirdLife is already publicly available through our online Data Zone.

To celebrate this fantastic resource, each day this week we will be launching a postcard that explains what is available. Today’s postcard is about the ‘State of the world’s birds’ website. This is an online tool providing access to over 300 Case Studies including examples of good conservation practice, detailed ‘Spotlights’ on BirdLife’s key areas of engagement and national reports produced by BirdLife Partners.

Download today's postcard     See all six posts from the World Conservation Congress BirdLife’s ‘State of the world’s birds’ work has been made possible through the generous support of the Aage V. Jensen Charity Foundation.