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New NbS Case Study Report from BirdLife International Partnership

August 2, 2021
News item image One case study highlights restoration of the Atlantic Forest of South America by BirdLife Partner Guyra Paraguay. Image © Cindy Galeano.

A new case study brochure released by BirdLife International Partnership showcases examples of Nature-based Solutions (NbS) being delivered around the world and across a range of ecosystems, including mangroves, coasts, forests, marshes and wetlands. BirdLife International is the world’s largest nature conservation partnership, with 115 national NGO partners.

To ensure NbS deliver positive outcomes for people, climate and nature, BirdLife International is a signatory of our developed NbS guidelines for decision makers – consisting of four principles that must guide the implementation of NbS:

  1. NbS are not a substitute for the rapid phase-out of fossil fuels and must not delay urgent action to decarbonise our economies.
  2. NbS involve the protection, restoration and/or management of a wide range of natural and semi‐natural ecosystems on land and in the sea; the sustainable management of aquatic systems and working lands; or the creation of novel ecosystems in and around cities or across the wider landscape.
  3. NbS are designed, implemented, managed and monitored by or in partnership with Indigenous Peoples and local communities through a process that fully respects and champions local rights and knowledge, and generates local benefits.
  4. NbS support or enhance biodiversity, that is, the diversity of life from the level of the gene to the level of the ecosystem.

BirdLife is working with Partners around the world to identify, pilot and scale up innovative NbS to combat climate change, conserve biodiversity and create local and national economic benefits for sustainable development. Within the brochure, a map shows the diverse range of projects by BirdLife Partners that are protecting and restoring biodiversity and ecosystem integrity, helping to mitigate and adapt to climate change, and delivering ‘ecosystem services’ for supporting human well-being.

Explore more on the BirdLife International website and download the case study brochure.