Africa
Volunteers counting birds in the Qanatir Area in Cairo © Watter Al-Bahry
26 Mar 2021

Nature Conservation Egypt's conservation efforts recognized

This January, Nature Conservation Egypt launched the 2021 winter bird count, gathering important data on bird populations while engaging the public in conservation issues. This month, the success of the initiative gained them recognition from the whole conservation community.
A pod of Great white pelicans in Djoudj bird sanctuary
04 Mar 2021

Response to the bird flu outbreak in Senegal and Mauritania

Nearly 2,500 pelicans died in late January in two National Parks on the border of Senegal and Mauritania as a result of an outbreak of the Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI).
Fishers near Zembra island, Tunisia © Louis Marie Preau
23 Feb 2021

Supporting the artisanal fishers of Zembra

How purchasing fishing equipment for Tunisian fishers can protect a marine environment in the long term
Atewa Forest has been hailed as one of the 38 most important places on earth for nature © Jeremy Lindsell
03 Feb 2021

Major manufacturing companies oppose mining in Atewa Forest, Ghana

Controversial plans to mine for bauxite in Ghana’s Atewa Forest – a Key Biodiversity Area – have received opposition from three global manufacturing companies who would have been major customers. This new development means the mine would not only be disastrous for biodiversity and human health, but now business too.
Lesser flamingo (phoeniconaias minor) © Josh More
25 Jan 2021

Death by collision: Counting the cost of power lines on birds in Kenya

Powerlines are a huge danger to birds when not located in proper places, killing hundreds of millions every year from collision and electrocution. In Kenya, the routing of a new power line just at the edge of an Important Bird & Biodiversity Area, home to thousands of waterbirds, will be a death trap for birds

Red List appeal: help us continue to identify which birds most need our help

 

Illegal trade is decimating the population of Grey parrots in Ghana © Hans Braxmeier
21 Jan 2021

Tackling illegal killing, taking and trade of birds in Sub-Saharan Africa

As part of our effort to curb the devastating damage wreaked by the bird trade, BirdLife has embarked on a study to compile all existing information about bird killing, trapping and trade in Sub-Saharan Africa. We're inviting you to get in touch with any information that can help us fill in the gaps.
Western Red Colobus © Peter Ichman
12 Jan 2021

Saving the Gola Forest: reimagining forest conservation in West Africa

In Sierra Leone and Liberia, a new forest conservation initiative is being implemented through a collaborative approach, to save one of West Africa’s few remaining tropical forests.
Atlantic Yellow-nosed Albatross (Endangered) in courtship display © Ben Dilley
07 Jan 2021

Namibian fishery reduces seabird deaths by 98%

After over a decade of work with the country’s fishing industry, the Albatross Task Force in Namibia are celebrating a major conservation success. A new paper shows that seabird deaths in the Namibian demersal longline fishery have been reduced by 98%, which equates to 22,000 birds saved every year.
Madagascar pond-heron with internuptial plumage © Gilles ADT
22 Dec 2020

Restoring wet meadows to protect the Madagascar pond-heron in Mayotte

Wet meadows are critical reservoirs of biodiversity, but they have declined in Mayotte due to pollution, urbanization and invasive species, among others. Restoration efforts have been ongoing since August 2020 to protect critical breeding sites for the Madagascar Pond-heron.
The Secretarybird is now Endangered © Johan Swanepoel / Shutterstock
21 Dec 2020

Red List 2020: why are iconic African savannah raptors declining?

Some wildlife encounters are unforgettable. But this year’s Red List update brings news that three captivating African raptor species are declining alarmingly fast due to multiple threats. Urgent action is needed to ensure these icons of the savannah don’t only exist as memories.
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