11 Sep 2012

IUCN WCC Day 6: How can birds help with setting, meeting and tracking national biodiversity targets?

By ali stattersfield

It’s Day 6 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 is the last day of the Forum. It’s fitting that today’s postcard promotes BirdLife as the CBD’s International Thematic Focal Point for birds for the Clearing House Mechanism, as there have been many references to the ‘Aichi’ Biodiversity Targets for 2020 during the programme. A dedicated part of BirdLife’s website (www↗) provides information about the targets, and how to set, meet and track them, demonstrating how the unparalleled data on birds can be used to develop indicators and focus actions to tackle biodiversity loss.

 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.