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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 Hotspot

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.
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.
View of Lake Kivu from Rusizi River © Josep Casas

Sediment fingerprinting: monitoring erosion in the Lake Kivu-Rusizi River landscape

Tue, 26/07/2016
Erosion resulting from human activities such as agriculture is a widespread and major cause of land degradation. Addressing erosion and sedimentation is therefore central to the CRAG approach currently being piloted in the Lake Kivu–Rusizi River Basins in Burundi, DR Congo and Rwanda.