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News Overview

Fast, affordable stoves destined to save Malawian forests from pressure

Tue, 19/08/2014 - 10:10

As we approach one of the villages in rural Malawi, a few kilometres from the Nchitsi Forest Reserve boundary, we are met by a group of villagers in song and dance. They quickly lead us to the kitchen and one of them and proudly show us a changu mbaula - Chichewa for ‘fast stove’, also known as ‘rocket’ stove for its quick cooking abilities.

Africa Malawi Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBA) - Africa

Community Based Forest Management in Bechi Peasant Association exceeds expectations

Fri, 15/08/2014 - 10:25

The Bechi Kebele is home to 10,171 people, most of which are dependent on the slowly dwindling Sheka forest. God for People Relief and Development Organisation (GPRDO) has been working in this region since 2005 to promote community based forest management systems. In 2013 GPRDO was able to expand their work in this region after receiving a grant from the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF) to implement GPRDO’s project.

Africa Ethiopia Local Empowerment

Empowering fishermen for conservation of Lake Tana and its resources

Thu, 14/08/2014 - 13:11

Empowering major stakeholders for sustainable utilization and conservation of Lake Tana fish resources project is being implemented by Bahir Dar University to rebuild the declining fish stock of Lake Tana and to conserve this KBA. The project also aims to raise awareness and increase knowledge in the wider community of Lake Tana’s fish resources and the human impacts on these resources.

Africa Ethiopia Local Empowerment

A big comeback for Chinese Crested Terns in the Jiushan Islands, China

Wed, 13/08/2014 - 10:27

Chinese Crested Terns on the Jiushan Islands have had a second and even more successful year: at least 43 Chinese Crested Terns...

Asia China Preventing Extinctions - Asia

Cambodian vulture census data reveals worrying trend

Thu, 07/08/2014 - 16:00

An annual vulture census has been carried out at seven sites across Cambodia, Recording the second lowest population estimate since records began...

Asia Cambodia Preventing Extinctions - Asia

Two new CEPF Eastern Afromontane Hotspot calls for Letters of Inquiry

Thu, 07/08/2014 - 11:53

The CEPF Eastern Afromontane Biodiversity Hotspot programme announces two new calls for Letters of Inquiry (LOIs). The 7th Call for Proposals is for small grants (up to USD 10,000) for urgent action at highly threatened KBAs in Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, DRC, Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia, Zimbabwe and Mozambique. The 8th Call for Proposals is for large grants (of more than USD 20,000) and small grants (of USD 20,000 or less) in Ethiopia, Rwanda, DRC, Tanzania and Zambia.

Africa

Liberian government prosecutes elephant ivory trader

Wed, 30/07/2014 - 10:10

Post war Liberia has seen the Country expanding from solely subsistence bush meat hunting and use of animal parts for totem and traditional purposes, to additional local-global commercialization driven hunting due to the global market demand for wildlife products.

Africa Liberia Forests of Hope - Africa

Hundreds of thousands of birds accidentally poisoned every year

Mon, 28/07/2014 - 13:12

Two thousand, three hundred and fifty five Red and Black kites, 2,146 Griffon Vultures, 638 Black Vultures, 348 Egyptian Vultures, 114 Spanish...

Europe and Central Asia Preventing Extinctions - Europe and Central Asia

Decebal and Darko’s journey across Europe: our Red-breasted Geese successfully reached Siberia!

Fri, 25/07/2014 - 13:38

Let me introduce you to Decebal and Darkos, two special Red-breasted Geese that were selected by SOR (BirdLife in Romania) to carry...

Europe and Central Asia

Newly born, the Desertas Petrel turns into one of Europe’s conservation challenges: are we ready for it?

Fri, 25/07/2014 - 11:40

The 2014 Red List of Birds update gives birth to a new European species, the Desertas Petrel, classified as Vulnerable. The first...

Europe and Central Asia Preventing Extinctions - Europe and Central Asia

Tanzanian Conservationists propose ways of securing the Eastern Arc Mountain forests

Wed, 23/07/2014 - 14:58

The Eastern Arc Mountain forests of Tanzania consist of a complex of ranges and peaks that are among the oldest in Africa. Two Critically Endangered bird species, the Uluguru Bush-shrike and the Long-billed Tailorbird are found in these forests.

Africa Tanzania

Regional Court stops construction of Serengeti Road

Thu, 10/07/2014 - 14:12

The East African Court of Justice has stopped the construction of a road through the world famous Serengeti National Park in northern...

Africa Tanzania Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBA) - Africa

Serbian Saker decreasing despite intense efforts

Thu, 10/07/2014 - 09:04

Pigeon breeders, farmers, poachers and strong winds: the many threats to the rare Falcon. Fourteen, maybe seventeen pairs: that’s all that remains...

Europe and Central Asia Serbia Preventing Extinctions - Europe and Central Asia

Migratory bird ecology awarded € 2.5 million research boost through Theunis Piersma

Fri, 04/07/2014 - 15:17

Professor Theunis Piersma has been awarded The Spinoza Prize for work on migratory bird ecology, find out what this means and watch his video.

Worldwide Netherlands Migratory Birds and Flyways

Ringed Marsh Harrier from Netherlands triggers awareness of migratory birds in Mabang, Sierra Leone

Thu, 03/07/2014 - 16:23

On 7 th February 2014, a farmer called Sullay Kanu who lives in Komrabai mabela, Kolifa Mabang Chiefdom in Tonkolili District Northern...

Africa Sierra Leone Migratory Birds and Flyways - Africa