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Pastoralism and Land Tenure Study Tour to Peru

Why talk about pastoralist societies? What can we learn from comparing pastoralist experiences in Africa and Latin America? Do we share similar problems? In November 2016, specialists from Africa and Latin America came together to discuss these issues and learn more about pastoral livelihoods in the Peruvian altiplano during a Study Tour to Arequipa, Peru. To learn more about the …

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Birds in a changing world

By Ariel Brunner, Yesterday, I shared my impressions from the first day of the Bird Numbers 2016 conference and some first insights into the health of our continent emerging from the impressive body of data being put together by EBCC scientists and the thousands of volunteers counting birds around Europe. My first thought, at the end of a long day …

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Moving into action: IUCN World Conservation Congress opens

As the IUCN World Conservation Congress opened today in Honolulu, Hawai‘i, thousands of government and NGO representatives prepared to debate and act on key issues including conserving the oceans, climate change and the role of private investment in nature conservation. Over the next 10 days, the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)’s 1300 State and NGO Members will vote …

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World Migratory Bird Day 2014 spotlights pioneering sustainable tourism initiative

On the weekend  of 10-11 May World Migratory Bird Day 2014 is being celebrated in over 70 countries around the globe. With the theme “Destination Flyways: Migratory Birds and Tourism”, World Migratory Bird Day (WMBD) 2014 will highlight the links between migratory bird conservation, local community development and wildlife watching tourism around the world. Every year, more than one billion …

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The Book of Eggs: A Lifesize Guide to the Eggs of Six Hundred of the World’s Bird Species

Featuring new photography from Chicago’s renowned Field Museum, The Book of Eggs explores 600 examples at actual size, alongside pattern details, clutch images, breeding range maps, and engravings of all the birds. A table of field-guide information identifies order, family, breeding range, nesting habitat, nest characteristics, and conservation status. This accompanies an expert narrative revealing the latest research and thinking …

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Celebrating World Wetlands Day

February 2nd marks World Wetlands Day, the date of the adoption of the Convention on Wetlands in the Iranian city of Ramsar on the shores of the Caspian Sea (the so-called Ramsar Convention). This year the focus is on Wetlands & Agriculture: Partners for Growth, placing a focus on the need for the wetland and agricultural sectors (and the water sector) to …

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News in Photos: Hope for the survival of giant ibis in Cambodia

  This handout photo taken on March 29, 2012 and released by the World Wildlife Fund-Cambodia (WWF-Cambodia) on August 20, 2013 shows a giant ibis walking in a pond in Mondulkiri province, some 500 kilometers northeast of Phnom Penh. Jubilant conservationists expressed hope on August 20 for the survival of the critically-endangered giant ibis after a nest of the bird …

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SPNL records tremendous participation in BirdLife World Congress in Ottawa

The 2013 BirdLife International World Congress marks two major anniversaries: the 90th anniversary of the organisation from which BirdLife evolved (making it the oldest truly international conservation organisation), and the 30th anniversary of The Society for the Protection of Nature in Lebanon (SPNL), the leading in the revival of the Hima, a traditional community-managed protected area system, in Lebanon and …

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Fishing for success: reducing seabird bycatch

What do we know about seabird bycatch in each continent, region or nation? How can we stop these unnecessary deaths of seabirds? These were the two key questions that were discussed at the BirdLife World Congress, in Canada, in a dedicated workshop that listed Birdlife’s priorities and objectives for the next years. To date, the BirdLife Global Seabird Programme has …

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five new countries join Birdlife International

Five new national conservation NGOs have joined the BirdLife Partnership, the largest and fastest-growing international nature conservation Partnership, bringing the total number of countries and territories represented to 121. “These are exciting time for the BirdLife Partnership, and with the accession of these new BirdLife Affiliates, we are roughly two-thirds of the way towards our ambition to be represented in …

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