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Africa

Who we are

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.  Learn more about BirdLife Africa

What we do

What we do

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

Support us

Support us

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

Where we work

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.

Save Nature's Clean-up Crew Most vultures are teetering on the brink of extinction across Africa. Considering the vital role they play in preventing spread of life-threatening diseases, we must do everything we can to save these unsung heroes

Bird watching during the celebration of World Migratory Bird Day 2016 in Guinea ©Guinea Ecology

Guinea begins a new era for conservation of migratory waterbirds

Fri, 30/09/2016
Guinea has now acquired tools and capacity to carry out conservation actions of migratory waterbirds.
Drill ©Bernard Dupont/flickr

BirdLife launches Regional Implementation Team for the Guinean Forests of West Africa Biodiversity...

Tue, 27/09/2016
On Thursday 22nd September, 2016, Birdlife International and the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF), formally launched the Regional Implementation Team (RIT) for the Guinean Forests of West Africa Biodiversity Hotspot in Accra, Ghana.
White-necked Picathartes

Threatened African rainforest teeming with unique life declared a National Park

Fri, 23/09/2016
A newly-declared national park in Liberia forms a ‘Transboundary Peace Park’ with neighbouring Sierra Leone that protects a biodiversity hotspot that is home to everything from elephants to eagle-owls.
Almost 20,000 White-chinned Petrel are set to be saved thanks to new law passed by Namibian government © Stephanie Winnard

World’s worst fishery for bycatch turns ‘seabird safe’

Thu, 22/09/2016
New law passed in Namibia to protect 30,000 seabirds from death by trawling or longlining.
Barn Swallow, by Vanesa Bezlaj, aged 15, from Slovenia was the winner of Spring Alive's drawing competition

Dear Africa, they’re in your hands now

Thu, 08/09/2016
Dear friends in Africa, We’ve done our best. Now they’re all in your hands. Please look after our migratory birds. Thank you, Europe.
Are you a soaring White-headed Vulture? © Andy & Gill Swash

Which vulture species are you?

Fri, 02/09/2016
Do you find yourself doing loads of work to help people without ever getting any credit? Maybe you have more in common with a vulture than you think.
Sedimentation in Lake Kivu, fish breeding sites are threatened ©ACNR

Efforts to enhance climate change resilience in the Lake Kivu and Rusizi River Basins

Thu, 18/08/2016
The CRAG project is applying various conservation approaches and activities, such as integrated water management; ecosystem-based adaptation to climate change; soil erosion, pollution and forest management; and community livelihoods, which have impact across a landscape gradient in ways that directly benefit human wellbeing and the biodiversity.
South Africa's Grasslands IBA receiving tax benefits © C. Stevens

Can Tax Save Birds?

Tue, 09/08/2016
South Africa’s IBA Team are using key tax incentives in conjunction with the national Biodiversity Stewardship model, to conserve and better manage vital habitats for birds and other biodiversity.