Africa
Bird watching in Djouj National Bird Park, Senegal
19 Sep 2018

Children across Africa unite to celebrate World Migratory Bird Day

Just as birds fly the length of Africa on their migration, so the love of birds forms a chain linking different schools in different countries across the continent. On the 12th of May, each school celebrated World Migratory Bird Day in their own unique way. Here are just a few.
The White-headed Vulture can locate an animal carcass from a mile away © Andre Botha
31 Aug 2018

Saving the sentinels of the skies: Kenya's rapid-response vulture unit

For millennia, vultures have aided humans in their role as nature’s rapid-response clean-up crew. Now, Kenya is repaying the favour with a new rapid-response unit to combat vulture poisoning: part of an ambitious project to save Africa’s vultures.
The Madagascar Pond-heron (Endangered) finds refuge in the reserve - for now © Hanjo Hellman
22 Aug 2018

Tanzania’s largest wildlife reserve threatened by dam construction

One of the last areas of untouched wilderness in the world could face irreversible damage. Building a hydroelectric dam in Selous Game Reserve contravenes Tanzanian environmental laws for this World Heritage Site, as well as threatening Endangered bird species.
Students were taken birdwatching at Omo Biosphere Reserve as part of the event © NCF
07 Aug 2018

Nigeria’s World Migratory Bird Day celebrations reveal unexpected link

The wonders of migration take one small village by storm, and a chance encounter with a ringed Osprey shows that birds’ incredible journeys really do link people on opposite sides of the globe…
TV and radio appearances and a peaceful march drummed up public support © WESM
18 Jul 2018

BirdLife Malawi campaign compels court to uphold ban on thin plastic

WESM (BirdLife in Malawi) united universities, faith groups and community organisations in a highly successful campaign which helped to fast-track a delayed court ruling on the ban on thin plastic in this landlocked southern African country.
Libyan conservationists looking for tern nests in Farwa, Libya © CEPF Med
17 Jul 2018

Libya’s environment: an insider's view

With difficult and dangerous access, one’s picture of Libya tends to be based on conflict and crisis seen on the news. Some wouldn’t expect nature conservation to be on anyone’s agenda, yet it is alive and growing. We get the reaction from two conservationists that just returned from Libya.
After a short, but rough, crossing, the Raso Larks arrive safely on Santa Luzia in a waterproof box © Paul Donald / BirdLife
06 Jul 2018

Ground-breaking reintroduction for Cabo Verde's most threatened bird

Great escape: after years of preparation, the Raso Lark (Critically Endangered) now spreads its wings on its new home of Santa Luzia – video below
28 Jun 2018

No escape - Unsustainable European fishing practices harm seabirds

Each year, 200 000 seabirds die in the froth and foam of European waters alone, accidentally caught in the fishing nets of European fleets. And given the highly migratory journey of these seabirds and indeed European fishing fleets, these deadly fishing activities don’t stop in European waters.
An alliance between a conservation organisation and a cement company is benefiting the community © NATURAMA
07 Jun 2018

A concrete partnership for nature conservation in Burkina Faso

It’s a first for Burkina Faso... a love story between environmental organization NATURAMA (BirdLife - Burkina Faso) and the private cement factory CIMBURKINA. Their common aim is to strengthen nature conservation and improve community livelihoods at the cement plant's operating sites.
Mount Nimba Nature reserve supports species like this pregnant toad, about to give birth to live young © Sandberger-Loua L, Müller H, Rödel M-O
29 May 2018

Fighting rural poverty: community empowered to conserve Guinean mountain

It’s an unfortunate fact: people living near Important Biodiversity Areas are often very poor and depend solely on the exploitation of natural resources for their livelihoods. Now, a project is working to buck this trend, empowering communities to improve their lot by using resources sustainably.

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