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BirdLife International is a global Partnership of non-governmental organisations (NGOs) striving to conserve birds, their habitats and global biodiversity, working with people towards the sustainable use of natural resources.

In Africa, the BirdLife Africa Partnership is a growing network of 23 such organisations, with a combined total of more than 500 staff and 87,000 members. Through projects, BirdLife is active in a further 15 countries, hence overall working in a total of 39 countries.

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11 October 2019 - Ethiopia Wildlife and Natural History Society (EWNHS) marks World Migratory Bird Day (WMBD

Celebrations of World Migratory Bird Day

Ethiopian Wildlife and Natural History Society-BirdLife International partner in Ethiopia will mark the World Migratory Bird Day (WMBD) on October 12 and 15 2019. WMBD is celebrated twice a year in May and October to raise awareness on the need to conserve migratory birds and their habitats. This year’s theme is “Protect Birds: Be the Solution to Plastic Pollution!”, highlighting plastic pollution and its negative effects on migratory and other birds.

 

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18 September 2019. The Star, Kenya - Save vultures from extintion

Over the last 30 years, populations of African vultures have crashed

Vultures are often shunned as dirty and ugly, with many cartoonists using their caricatures to depict corruption. They are often associated with bad omen or even death, factors that have shaped people’s attitudes towards them. However, vultures are perhaps the most important birds in the ecosystem, providing carcass and organic waste disposal services. They consume carcasses that would otherwise rot away and become disease reservoirs, thus reducing the spread of diseases such as tuberculosis to human beings and other animals.

 

 

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