Africa
The Taita Apalis, is one of the rarest birds in the world, found only in Kenya’s Taita Hills © Pete Steward.
25 Feb 2020

Species on the brink: saving the endangered Taita birds of Kenya

Across the expansive Taita Plains in Southern Eastern Kenya rise majestic densely-forested hilly outcrops straddling the skyline near the historic town of Voi. These hilly outcrops, famously known as the Taita Hills occupy an area of about 250 square kilometers.
El Haouaria, Tunisia © Mehdi Ben Gharbia/ Flickr
21 Feb 2020

Call for Proposals in Tunisia: making private sector practices sustainable

On behalf of the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund, BirdLife announces a new small grant Call for Letters of Inquiry for projects focused on the future Marine Protected Area of Zembra and Zembretta
Local women  processing shea butter  in the south of Burkina Faso © Seydou NACRO
19 Feb 2020

Birds, Bees and Business: Empowering Local Communities in Burkina Faso

In Burkina Faso, a unique project on biodiversity conservation is improving the livelihoods of local communities.
Echo Parakeet female © Jacques de Speville
24 Jan 2020

No longer Endangered: the Echo Parakeet’s 100-year recovery plan

In this year’s Red List update, the Echo Parakeet moved from Endangered to Vulnerable – an impressive recovery for a species that once numbered just a dozen birds. But successes like this aren’t built in a day, or even a decade. Find out how Mauritius’ conservationists made it happen.
During the breeding season, the Madagascar Pond-heron has white plumage and a vivid blue beak     © Gilles ADT
03 Jan 2020

A world first: Six Madagascar Pond-herons fitted with GPS trackers

In late 2019, a team of scientists and conservationists undertook a mission to capture and fit tracking equipment to Madagascar Pond-herons. This ongoing study is building upon the knowledge of the species and will aid its conservation.

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

 

Grey Crowned Cranes at lake Ol’ Bolosat KBA in Kenya © Fabian Haas
10 Dec 2019

15 Conservation Lessons from the Eastern Afromontane Hotspot

After seven years, the CEPF investment in the Eastern Afromontane Biodiversity Hotspot is wrapping up this month. During this time, 101 grantees will have completed 160 conservation projects across 13 countries, collecting an astounding amount of knowledge about what works in conservation.
© Nature Kenya
15 Nov 2019

Celebrating World Migratory Bird Day across Africa

The World Migratory Bird Day (WMBD), celebrated every year in May and October seeks to raise awareness on migratory birds and the need to conserve them. These birds travel over thousands of kilometres, in search of suitable conditions for feeding and breeding.
Zukiman Mohamad from Pexels
08 Nov 2019

Protecting Biodiversity in West Africa’s Offshore Oil & Gas Development

In September 2019 BirdLife Africa successfully conducted an oil and gas workshop in Senegal. The aim of this workshop was to map out vulnerable marine and coastal areas in West Africa that are under threat offshore oil and gas activity.
© Jean De Dieu Bucankura
05 Nov 2019

Transforming livelihoods through nature-based solutions in Burundi

Tharcisse Vyamungu goes about briskly planting tree seedlings in the sun soaked fields of Lake Tanganyika Basin in Burundi. Vyamungu and other local farmers are tending to a number of tree nurseries dotting the farmlands. They are enhancing climate change resilience.
Libyan conservationists meeting with members of CEPF’s Regional Implementation team and RSCN in Dana Biosphere Reserve, Jordan © Sharif Jbour
03 Nov 2019

Capacity Building in Nature Conservation for Civil-Society Organisations

Located in the north of Africa, Libya extends from the Mediterranean coast in the north to the dry savannas and Sahara desert in the south covering an array of natural and cultural resources.
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