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).
 Lukanga Swamp, Zambia
08 Feb 2018

Leading the fight against invasive plants in Zambia

Birdwatch Zambia's Nature's Heroes of 2017 are the Meembe Site Support and Farmers Group, who take care of the Lukanga Swamp IBA, an enormous wetland in Central Zambia
Tunisian law sets no quota on the number of Thrushes and Starlings that can be killed
07 Feb 2018

"Hunting tourism" carnage in Tunisia is currently legal

A recent Facebook post by the Lebanese Hunting Club (dated 10 January but subsequently erased) used these horrifying images to advertise hunting trips in Tunisia. They shocked the internet – but the carnage they depict is currently legal.
05 Feb 2018

BirdLife Zimbabwe crowns crane champions

BirdLife Zimbabwe has awarded the Markdale Site Support Group the status of Nature's Heroes for its work to look after its local crane populations
Mahavavy-Kinkony is home to some of the birding community's most sought-after species © Jorlin Tsiavahananahary
02 Feb 2018

"Safari Birding": an ecotourism revolution in Madagascar

Until now, only a few intrepid ecotourists have ventured out to Mahavavy-Kinkony in Madagascar, a habitat packed with extraordinary and rare wildlife. But that looks set to change with a new initiative to expand birding tourism – for the benefit of both wildlife and local livelihoods.

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