Africa
Janneh, Salia and Augustine from the Gola Cocoa Team carry a basket of fermented beans ready to be laid out to dry © R Anstead / Twin
23 May 2018

Eat chocolate, save a rainforest - the Gola Cocoa Project tells you how

Sounds too good to be true? A project is stopping deforestation and community exploitation in Sierra Leone through the power of cocoa.
Zire Sbekha School in Mauritaina has no electricity, but the community is very active in conservation
11 May 2018

Many voices, one song: children across Africa sing for migratory birds

In honour of World Migratory Bird Day, school children from across the African-Eurasian flyway perform songs that pay homage to the birds that pass through their country. Every song is different, but their message is the same: we must all join together to protect our migratory birds.
An idyllic birding stroll turned into a dangerous safari with the intrusion of this unexpected pachyderm © ABN
30 Apr 2018

Surprise hippo invades bird walk in Burundi

The appearance of a hippopotamus at an African bird hotspot was funny and perilous in equal measure – but highlights the underlying problem of human encroachment driving these massive mammals out of their usual home
The island's rugged landscape protects birds such as the Newton's Sunbird from human influence © Lars Petersson
06 Apr 2018

Exploring "African Galapagos" uncovers mysterious rare birds

Conservationists braved the mountainous landscape of São Tomé Island in the first ever comprehensive study of three elusive bird species, with fascinating results. But their findings also highlight the urgent need for better management of the Natural Park.
21 Mar 2018

After a 10 year battle, Tanzania's 'Flamingo Factory' is

A crucial breeding ground for Lesser Flamingos is safe after the Government of Tanzania has decided against building a soda ash factory on the shores of Lake Natron.
Lake Ol Bolossat is a key habitat for Endangered birds such as the Grey Crowned-crane © Fabian Haas
14 Mar 2018

Rapid response turns shrinking Kenyan lake into protected area

Lake Ol Bolossat is home to thriving hippopotamus families and a wealth of stunning waterbirds. But human activity is drying up this oasis of life. Just in the nick of time, a CEPF-funded campaign persuaded the Kenyan Government to grant formal protection.
12 Mar 2018

New report: South Africa’s seabirds, raptors in serious decline

A new report, five years in the making, gives a snapshot of the health of birds and their habitats in South Africa – and highlights some disturbing trends and stats.
Nigeria's first women-driven mangrove restoration project is already succeeding © Enobong Bassey
05 Mar 2018

Women are championing mangrove conservation in Nigeria

A women-led civil society group in Nigeria is empowering women and the whole community to protect Nigeria’s extremely productive but disappearing mangrove forests, which provide abundant services to the marine environment and people.
Celebrating the discovery at Middlepunt Wetland, South Africa © Niall Perrins
17 Feb 2018

Rewrite the bird books: new breeding site found for one of world's

The White-winged Flufftail (Critically Endangered) has just been confirmed to be breeding in South Africa – not only Ethiopia as previously thought – thanks to a discovery by BirdLife South Africa’s hidden camera traps. This sheds new light on the bird’s conservation.
15 Feb 2018

Masangoni Birdlife Group treasure their local forests

The 45 members of the Masangoni Birdlife Group have been awarded the status of Nature's Heroes, for their work in protecting the biodiversity of one of Zimbabwe's most rugged and inaccessible Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBAs).

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