Africa
There are now 473 Pink Pigeons in the wild © Mauritian Wildlife Foundation
15 Feb 2019

How did the Pink Pigeon bounce back from just nine birds?

The Pink Pigeon is no longer Endangered. But how did conservationists achieve this, and is it sustainable? Dr Vikash Tatayah, Conservation Director, Mauritian Wildlife Foundation (BirdLife Partner) reports from the field…
Lappet-faced Vultures (Endangered) were among the casualties © Andre Botha
04 Feb 2019

Up to 100 vulture deaths prevented by rapid response to poisoning

On Sunday morning, a wildlife ranger in Nairobi, Kenya discovered 20 dead and 5 critically ill vultures slumped around a poisoned hyena carcass. Despite these tragic casualties, a rapid response protocol set up with the help of BirdLife almost certainly saved the lives of many more.
24 Jan 2019

New “Birds of Mauritius” free smartphone app is now available!

The Mauritian Wildlife Foundation (BirdLife Partner) has released a birding app for their country's spectacular species. Including photographs, songs and maps, this field guide can also be used to record and upload sightings - and it's free!
The Rodrigues Fody (Near Threatened) is just one endemic bird benefiting from the scheme © Sarah Caceres & Jean-Noël Jasmin
17 Jan 2019

Mauritian island awarded for saving species through education

On Rodrigues Island in Mauritius, school children and citizens alike are rallying round to restore their island’s habitat. It’s all thanks to the Rodrigues Environmental Education Programme, which has won the Global Conservation Award 2018 for its positive impact on communities and species.
17 Dec 2018

When the beach clean-up is over

Beach clean-ups have become a bittersweet sight to see. Although their impact is immediately seen, what happens after all the volunteers are gone?

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Pink Pigeon © Chris Moody/Shutterstock
The wetland is a key breeding ground for the Lesser Flamingo (Near Threatened) © Andrey Gudkov / Shutterstock
26 Nov 2018

Empowering local people to conserve Botswana’s key flamingo breeding site

Makgadikgadi wetland in Botswana is the most important breeding site for Flamingos in southern Africa. But human activity is damaging this vital ecosystem. A multi-tiered project implemented by BirdLife Botswana has helped to protect the integrity of this wetland.
Candice Stevens © BirdLife South Africa
23 Nov 2018

BirdLife South Africa’s Candice Stevens wins global Pathfinder award

BirdLife South Africa’s Policy and Advocacy Programme Manager Candice Stevens, together with the government of South Africa (represented by the Department of Environmental Affairs), have won this year’s Pathfinder Special Commendation award for their joint innovative work on biodiversity tax incentives in South Africa.
WDVM taking part in the Green Ventures Synergy Workshop by SwitchMed © NCE
22 Nov 2018

Touring virtual museum set to spread nature knowledge across Egypt

A unique project is using technology to bring the public closer to nature. The Wadi Degla Virtual Museum uses imaginative ways to inform communities about one of the last natural habitats in the greater Cairo area. The aim: to encourage more people to get involved in conserving this unique site.
Mount Afadjato is the highest mountain in Ghana
05 Nov 2018

How to make a conservation project last: a constant learning curve

In 1998, the Ghana Wildlife Society set up a community forest reserve at Mount Afadjato to halt deforestation and promote sustainable livelihoods. They share their successes and lessons learned over the years in their bid to involve the community in a lasting solution.
There are thought to be fewer than 250 Liben Larks left © Nikk Borrow
26 Oct 2018

Can the Critically Endangered Liben Lark be saved? Our latest update

Community nature reserves are not only improving habitats for rare grassland birds, but also proving a vital lifeline for cattle farmers, literally saving lives during drought. But how has the Liben Lark responded to this initiative?
Rhinoceros Hornbill in Sumatra, Indonesia © Shutterstock

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