Africa
There are thought to be fewer than 250 Liben Larks left © Nikk Borrow
15 Sep 2020

Saving the Critically Endangered Liben Lark in Ethiopia

Forming part of the Ethiopian Highlands in Southern Ethiopia is the Liben Plain, an Important Bird and Biodiversity Area.
The Common Ringed Plover weights only 64 grams, but migrates thousands of kilometres © Zeynel Cebeci
07 Sep 2020

Introducing our new Spring Alive species: the Common Ringed Plover

As birds migrate from Europe to their wintering grounds in Africa, we explore the fascinating behaviour of the Common Ringed Plover, a small but feisty wader familiar across Africa’s wetlands.
04 Sep 2020

Our new partnership with Project Ranger will ramp up vulture protection

Through an exciting new partnership, BirdLife is helping rangers continue to combat poaching in difficult times and bringing vultures into the spotlight among the more high profile victims of wildlife trade.
The reservoir provides water for 800,000 residents © Rody Schoonderwoerd
27 Aug 2020

Restoring Malawi’s historic Mudi dam

In 1953, Mudi Dam was built to supply water to the residents of Blantyre during the dry season. However, decades of deforestation and land clearance have filled this local landmark with silt. Find out how our Partner WESM is taking a hands-on approach to restore this vital water source and wildlife haven.
The Sebkhet Sejoumi wetland, in the middle of a suburb of Tunis © RET CEPF team
25 Aug 2020

Polluted bog or wildlife haven? Tunisian conservationists unite to rescue

Urbanisation is damaging the Sebkhet Sejoumi wetland and many locals no longer see it for what it’s worth. But civil society groups are forming powerful alliances to shine a light on the site’s outstanding nature and rescue it from further threat.

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

 

About 800 tons of oil spilled into the ocean © 2020 Maxar Technologies
13 Aug 2020

Mauritius oil spill: environmental crisis unfolds

On July 25, a Japanese-owned Panama flagged tanker carrying 4,000 tons of fuel ran aground off southeast Mauritius, within two kilometres of an important nature reserve. Read how our Mauritian Partner is at the forefront of the crisis response, and how you can help.
Active water transport in some recently cleared canals © Clara Nanja
05 Aug 2020

Restoring the Lukanga: Tackling Invasive Weed Species in Zambia

In two decades of fishing, Boyd Kayombo has witnessed a steady decline in his catch. Kayombo sighs as he tugs at his nets. “The fish catch is poorer and the water has turned pale and green”, he remarks wiping sweat from his brow on a hot fishing day.
© BirdLife Africa
28 Jul 2020

Anchoring a Green Recovery in São Tomé and Príncipe

In wake of the COVID-19, BirdLife is adapting its conservation programmes in São Tomé and Príncipe islands to address the economic and social crisis caused by the pandemic, seeking to herald a green future in this island state.
23 Jul 2020

External Dimension of the European Common Fisheries Policy

While EU fish stocks are severely overfished, around 1,000 European vessels are authorised, each year, to fish in the rich waters of the Indian Ocean, the Atlantic Ocean and the Pacific Ocean.
Ghoubel wind project in Djibouti, near Lake Assal © Jean Marie Takoule
20 Jul 2020

Why we need to balance Ghana's energy needs with conservation

In Ghana, renewable energy is a rapidly-growing industry. As demand increases, the country urgently needs to ensure these developments have a minimal impact on the country's birds and biodiversity. Here's what needs to be done get the balance right.
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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. Learn more about BirdLife Africa

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BirdLife Africa Partnership emphasises developing positive linkages between birds, biodiversity and the livelihoods of people. Read more about our Programmes in Africa.

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