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New protected areas in Madagascar

Tue, 02/06/2015 - 09:47

Three of the most important sites in Madagascar for nature have been given permanent protection by the Government of Madagascar, thanks largely to the efforts of Asity Madagascar (BirdLife in Madagascar). The sites – the Mahava...

Africa Madagascar Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBA) - Africa

Women in Conservation: Cherchez les femmes!

Mon, 18/05/2015 - 08:07

This 7th and last article in the series about 'women in conservation' lists the main lessons learned from the 5 ‘Women in Healthy Sustainable Societies’ (WHSS) projects that were implemented between May 2014 ...

Africa Kenya Capacity Development

Women in Conservation: Can the neck overtake the head?

Thu, 14/05/2015 - 09:46

When women talk to us it is like they are singingAccording to one young moran (warrior), speaking during a discussion about women’s participation in conservation decision making: “When w...

Africa Kenya Local Empowerment

Africa begins Journey to Combat Illegal Trade in Wild Fauna and Flora

Mon, 11/05/2015 - 11:42

African Governments meeting in Brazzaville, Congo, last week agreed to a set of steps to address illegal trade in wild fauna and flora.  At the Inter...


Women in Conservation: Peace, love and mushrooms!

Thu, 07/05/2015 - 12:05

Small can be beautifulThis was again clearly shown by the recently completed small grant project under the Women in Healthy Sustainable Societies programme at the Echuya Forest Reserve Important...

Africa Uganda

Survey success in Tanzania: 17 new territories found for Critically Endangered Long-billed Tailorbird

Tue, 28/04/2015 - 14:13

Over the last year, intensive effort has been under way to survey and monitor the Critically...

Africa Mozambique Preventing Extinctions - Africa

Women in Conservation: A nine-month journey towards more gender equality in Kenya

Thu, 23/04/2015 - 12:16

“The project we implemented under the Women in Healthy Sustainable Societies (WHSS) programme, was a nine-month journey full of exci...

Africa Kenya

The reality of climate change in peoples' lives

Thu, 16/04/2015 - 09:27

Climate change is no longer a vague, abstract ‘concept’. It is fast becoming a harsh reality in the daily lives of people, especially in poorer environments.What has happened in ...

Africa Congo Climate Change - Africa

Future oil production sites threaten seabirds off the shore of Senegal

Wed, 01/04/2015 - 12:43

A three day meeting began on 17 February 2015 of the Experts Panel at the Abidjan Convention on Marine Environmental Standards for Offshore Oil and Gas De...

Africa Senegal