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Western Red Colobus © Peter Ichman

Saving the Gola Forest: reimagining forest conservation in West Africa

Tue, 12/01/2021
In Sierra Leone and Liberia, a new forest conservation initiative is being implemented through a collaborative approach, to save one of West Africa’s few remaining tropical forests.
Madagascar pond-heron with internuptial plumage © Gilles ADT

Restoring wet meadows to protect the Madagascar pond-heron in Mayotte

Tue, 22/12/2020
Wet meadows are critical reservoirs of biodiversity, but they have declined in Mayotte due to pollution, urbanization and invasive species, among others. Restoration efforts have been ongoing since August 2020 to protect critical breeding sites for the Madagascar Pond-heron.
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Crucial Steps towards Bird-safe Energy Infrastructure in Ethiopia

Fri, 18/12/2020
Under the National Electrification Program, Ethiopia will build thousands of new power lines in the next five years, which could have a terrible impact on birds. We are fighting hard to ensure the use of bird-safe poles design... and we can already celebrate several successes!
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Appel aux lettres d’intention: Investissement dans le Hotspot de la Biodiversité du Bassin Méditerranéen - Algérie

Thu, 17/12/2020
On behalf of the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund, BirdLife announces a new small grant Call for Letters of Inquiry for projects in Algeria
© Bruktawit Abdu

Great Ethiopian Run 2020 supports bird conservation in Ethiopia

Wed, 25/11/2020
The Great Ethiopian Run is the one of the world's most famous marathon initiatives. Since its inception in 2000, GER has staged over 100 races in different parts of Ethiopia, with thousands of participants and an audience base of another five million.
Reef rescuer Athina cleaning corals at a nursery © Nature Seychelles

Saving Seychelles disappearing coral reefs

Tue, 17/11/2020
Ocean warming and coral bleaching have had a devastating impact on coral reefs, critical in supporting marine biodiversity. In Seychelles conservationists are celebrating ten years of success of the world’s first large-scale coral reef restoration project using the coral gardening method
The red-billed tropicbird (Phaethon aethereus) nests all year round in Cabo Verde © Projeto Sal Biodiversidade

How Cabo Verde is becoming a safe haven for seabirds

Wed, 04/11/2020
A new network for seabird research and conservation in Cabo Verde is already making an impact on bird species and the local communities that live alongside them
There are thought to be fewer than 250 Liben Larks left © Nikk Borrow

Saving the Critically Endangered Liben Lark in Ethiopia

Tue, 15/09/2020

Forming part of the Ethiopian Highlands in Southern Ethiop

Active water transport in some recently cleared canals © Clara Nanja

Restoring the Lukanga: Tackling Invasive Weed Species in Zambia

Wed, 05/08/2020
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.