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 aboutour local network.
Communities around Lake Victoria Basin rely on wetlands for their livelihoods. These wetlands provide important ecosystem services including food, raw materials, fresh water, medicine, waste-water treatment, carbon sequestration, erosion prevention and fertility.
Second article in the new series about 'women in conservation', based on the five ‘Women in Healthy Sustainable Societies’ projects that have been implemented at five Eastern Afromontane KBAs in Kenya and Uganda.
Wood is a key source of energy that has been used for millennia for cooking, boiling water, lighting and heating. In Sub-Saharan Africa, more than 90% of the population relies on woodfuel. In November 2015, Dr. Mary Njenga, a scientist in bioenergy from the World Agroforestry Centre, held a presentation on the subject at the BirdLife Africa Secretariat in Nairobi, outlining the issues related to the use of woodfuel and viable local solutions.
Continuation of the series about 'women in conservation', based on the five ‘Women in Healthy Sustainable Societies’ projects that have been implemented at five Eastern Afromontane KBAs in Kenya and Uganda.
With the launch of a video, we look back and celebrate the success of the Pan-African Business & Biodiversity Forum - a first-of-its-kind forum that pushed nature-thinking into discussions on the sustainable development of Africa to benefit nature, people and business.
In the last two decades Ghana has lost 90-99% of its Grey Parrot population. The population decline has been caused by four main factors: trade, overall forest reduction, silvicultural practices and farmland timber harvesting. The findings are published by a team of researchers from Ghana, Manchester Metropolitan University (UK) and BirdLife International.
The South African conservation community is mourning the loss of one of its most generous but modest and unassuming benefactors, Dr Roelof van der Merwe. Van der Merwe, a member of the private Charl van der Merwe Trust named after his late father that has donated tens of millions of rands to biodiversity conservation projects – especially those involving seabirds and other marine life – died unexpectedly in his sleep on 23 December. He was 57.
On understanding the vital roles vultures play in ecosystems, West African Ambassadors quickly reversed any personal attitudes of distaste towards vultures and expressed full support to BirdLife's campaign.