9 Sep 2012

IUCN WCC Day 4: What do birds tell us about the state of biodiversity in your country?

By ali stattersfield

It’s Day 4 of the IUCN World Conservation Congress in Jeju, the Republic of Korea. Over 8,000 delegates from around the world are meeting 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 are launching a postcard that explains what is available. Today’s postcard is about our national-level information. The BirdLife Partnership of over 115 national organisations collects and maintains a huge amount of high quality biodiversity information. This unique resource can help Governments fulfil international obligations to conventions such as CITES, CMS, Ramsar and CBD. Country Profiles provide access to statistics, graphs and maps, and detailed information on bird species and Important Bird Areas, for all the countries of the world.

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.