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Bezos Earth Fund Bets on Birds
The Bezos Earth Fund announced today that it was granting a total of $17 million in two grants to BirdLife International to fund scaled up work in two key initiatives, its Conserva Aves partnership and the Key Biodiversity Partnership.
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Considered the most biodiverse region in the world, the Tropical Andes covers less than 1% of the world’s land surface, yet it is home to nearly one-sixth of all plant species on the planet, and more amphibian, bird, and mammal species than any other equivalent area.
Red: a colour of alarm, urgency, passion and energy.?For most conservationists, “The Red List” evokes all four of these feelings, perhaps all at once. The Red List tells us which species are most in danger and which to conserve first. It’s also a powerful tool for persuading governments to protect threatened species.
As the world’s largest nature conservation partnership, with local roots and global reach informed by internationally-recognised science, BirdLife is uniquely placed to help guide and develop the post-2020 framework and mobilise support for its implementation.
From Nairobi, Abuja, Lagos, Calabar, and elsewhere, African conservationist leaders participating in the 19th Chief S.L Edu Memorial Lecture joined the Nigerian Conservation Foundation (NCF – BirdLife Partner) on 12th August 2021 to advocate for ecosystem restoration, challenging Nigerian youths to help save the planet.
When it comes to protecting forests, community involvement is better than punishment. Thanks to two BirdLife projects, local people in Indonesia and the Philippines are reaping the benefits of managing and protecting their own natural resources.
On the 23rd of February 2022, two traders were arrested by the local authorities for selling the body parts of vultures in Bandim market in Guinea-Bissau’s capital, Bissau. The arrest was made based on information from the Organiza??o para a Defesa e Desenvolvimento das Zonas Húmidas (ODZH), one of BirdLife’s contacts in the country.
Today’s IPCC global climate change report shows that extinctions are accelerating and vulnerable communities are already at risk – but there is still hope. By protecting nature, we can increase our resilience to the worst impacts of climate change.
At BirdLife we are of course anxious for our local partners there, the Ukrainian Society for the Protection of Birds, and their families and communities. We are in constant touch and are told by Oleg Dudkin, USPB’s CEO, that they are all currently “relatively” safe.? The nature conservation they so effectively do, for birds and biodiversity, is ultimately about saving life.