Africa
Eurasian Spoonbills observed at the Ribeira de Vinha waste water treatment plant © Biosfera
14 Jun 2021

Cabo Verde waste water treatment plant is unexpected bird haven

Researchers in Cabo Verde have discovered that a waste water treatment plant is an important stopover site for migrating birds, reminding us that there is still so much left to learn about this African archipelago. Find out how the Biosfera team are working to conserve this artificial wetland.
Egyptian Tortoise in Libya - © Al Hayat Organization
08 Jun 2021

Libyan and Egyptian conservationists work across border to save Critically

Almost extinct in its namesake country, and with illegal smuggling of Egyptian Tortoise across the border from Libya – plus habitat destruction – threatening the species, it is taking the collaboration of both Libyan and Egyptian NGOs to research and protect this neglected species
Griffon vulture from reintroduction program in flight at Jbel Moussa © Rachid Elkhamlichi
07 Jun 2021

Griffon Vultures are breeding in Morocco after 40-year absence

The Griffon Vulture is once again breeding Morocco after 40 years, thanks to a reintroduction program undertaken by the Water and Forestry Department in partnership with GREPOM/BirdLife Maroc.
'Meidum Geese’ – painted plaster, the Chapel of Itet, Meidum, Egypt  c. 2575–2551 BC © C K Wilkinson
31 May 2021

Does this ancient Egyptian fresco depict an extinct goose species?

When ancient Egyptian artists painted strange but lifelike geese on the side a tomb 4,600 years ago, they could never have expected they would become the subject of rigorous modern scientific study. But are these geese an extinct species, or just a flight of artistic fancy? We ask the experts.
A pair of Cape Verde Petrels on in Fogo Island, Cabo Verde © Jacob Gonzalez Solis
28 Apr 2021

Get into a Cape Verde Petrel’s nest!

Watch live as a fluffy little Cape Verde Petrel chick grows up and lives in the safety of its nest until it flies away.

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

 

African Penguin © David Dibert
25 Apr 2021

Artificial colonies provide hope for penguins in South Africa

With numbers plummeting and food hard to find, African Penguins face a bleak future – but BirdLife South Africa has a plan to ensure they thrive again.
Rado Andriamasimanana (third from right) at Ampasy Research Station, Feb 2020
23 Apr 2021

Remembering Rado: leading figure in Madagascar’s environmental movement

Obituary in honour of Rado Andriamasimanana (1969-2021) of ASITY Madagascar, whose influence, expertise and characteristic smile leaves a strong imprint on conservation in Madagascar
Vulture Safe Zone signage at Chisamba Important Bird & Biodiversity Area © BirdWatch Zambia
21 Apr 2021

Zambia's Vulture Safe Zones provide hope for African vultures

Poisoning – both accidental and deliberate – has driven Africa's vultures to the brink of extinction. But hope is at hand: a new series of poison-free safe spaces are protecting vultures, raising awareness and advancing research in Zambia.
Volunteers counting birds in the Qanatir Area in Cairo © Mohamed Badran
26 Mar 2021

Nature Conservation Egypt's conservation efforts recognized

This January, Nature Conservation Egypt launched the 2021 winter bird count, gathering important data on bird populations while engaging the public in conservation issues. This month, the success of the initiative gained them recognition from the whole conservation community.
A pod of Great white pelicans in Djoudj bird sanctuary
04 Mar 2021

Response to the bird flu outbreak in Senegal and Mauritania

Nearly 2,500 pelicans died in late January in two National Parks on the border of Senegal and Mauritania as a result of an outbreak of the Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI).
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