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  • Who we are

    The BirdLife Africa Partnership is a growing network of 24 such organisations, with a combined total of more than 500 staff and 87,000 members. Through projects, BirdLife is active in a further 15 countries, hence overall working in a total of 39 countries. Learn more about BirdLife Africa


  • What we do

    BirdLife’s work in Africa is aligned to the four pillars of the BirdLife strategy: Species, Sites and Habitats, Ecological Sustainability and People. BirdLife Africa Partnership emphasises developing positive linkages between birds, biodiversity and the livelihoods of people. Read more about our Programmes in Africa


  • Where we work

    We work in the most well-endowed continent in the world, stretching from the northern temperate to the southern temperate zones. Read more about our local network.


  • Support us

    Together we can impact the future for Africa’s people and nature. Read about how you can get involved.


Venturing into new territory, Africa and Asia

Wed, 01/07/2015 - 16:54

Newly industrialized nations are catching-up to ‘western’ standards: more money, more cars, more everything. With it comes a growing demand for cement and building materials, so BirdLife / HeidelbergCement have ventured into new partnership grounds...

Europe and Central Asia Ghana

The Road to Resilience

Mon, 29/06/2015 - 06:56

In Burundi, the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund supported capacity-building activities with communities near Kibira National Park, an Important Bird Area and Eastern Afromontane Key Biodiversity Area, to improve agricultural practices and preserve wood resources – and ultimately to reduce the pressure on the Park.

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

Harnessing the blue wealth of the Western Indian Ocean

Fri, 26/06/2015 - 14:24

“The ocean is my marine library”, were the wise words of a young Seychellois boy who read out a poem he’d written for the Opening Ceremony, the just concluded 8th Conference of the Parties (COP 8) of the Nairobi Convention with the theme “Conserving the Marine and Coastal Environment for the Western Indian Ocean for the next 30 Years”. Seychelles’ hosting the COP 8 meeting three decades after the Convention was adopted on its soil was an unprecedented coincidence.

Africa Seychelles

Drink ForestMist, Save Our Forests

Thu, 18/06/2015 - 10:21

KENVO (the Kijabe Environment Volunteers), BirdLife's Site Support Group / Local Conservation Group at the Kikuyu Escarpment Important Bird and Biodiversity Area (IBA) in Kenya, has started a water bottling enterprise as a new sustainable source of income to cover its conservation activities.

Africa Kenya Local Empowerment - Africa

Extractives industries in Africa: Blessing or Curse?

Fri, 12/06/2015 - 14:44

Africa holds a huge proportion of the world’s natural resources and the impact that the extractive Industry is having on biodiversity, ecosystems and local communities is a great concern. Across Africa, case studies abound in which extraction of minerals, forest products, oil and gas has left devastated landscapes and disillusioned communities.

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

The European Red List of Birds is here

Wed, 03/06/2015 - 09:19

We have a few theories why the Dodo went extinct by 1700 on the island of Mauritius. Predation, habitat loss and invasive species were just too much for this friendly flightless creature.

Europe and Central Asia Birds in Europe

New protected areas in Madagascar

Tue, 02/06/2015 - 09:47

Three of the most important sites in Madagascar for nature have been given permanent protection by the Government of Madagascar, thanks largely to the efforts of Asity Madagascar (BirdLife

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

Community empowerment in Ruyigi through local-led conservation

Tue, 26/05/2015 - 16:40

The community of Ruyigi in the East of Burundi, represented by the association Serukubeze, a Site Support Group (SSG), is engaged in protecting the Mpungwe Mountain Chain, the country’s largest ecosystem.

Africa Burundi

Women in Conservation: Cherchez les femmes!

Mon, 18/05/2015 - 08:07

This seventh and last article in the series about 'women in conservation' lists the main lessons learned from the five ‘Women in Healthy Sustainable Societies’ projects that were implemented between May 2014 and March 2015, at five Eastern Afromontane KBAs in Kenya and Uganda.

Africa Kenya Capacity Development