News Africa

Fast, affordable stoves destined to save Malawian forests from pressure

Tue, 19/08/2014 - 10:10

As we approach one of the villages in rural Malawi, a few kilometres from the Nchitsi Forest Reserve boundary, we are met by a group of villagers in song and dance. They quickly lead us to the kitchen and one of them and proudly show us a changu mbaula - Chichewa for ‘fast stove’, also known as ‘rocket’ stove for its quick cooking abilities.

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

Community Based Forest Management in Bechi Peasant Association exceeds expectations

Fri, 15/08/2014 - 10:25

The Bechi Kebele is home to 10,171 people, most of which are dependent on the slowly dwindling Sheka forest. God for People Relief and Development Organisation (GPRDO) has been working in this region since 2005 to promote community based forest management systems. In 2013 GPRDO was able to expand their work in this region after receiving a grant from the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF) to implement GPRDO’s project.

Africa Ethiopia Local Empowerment

Empowering fishermen for conservation of Lake Tana and its resources

Thu, 14/08/2014 - 13:11

Empowering major stakeholders for sustainable utilization and conservation of Lake Tana fish resources project is being implemented by Bahir Dar University to rebuild the declining fish stock of Lake Tana and to conserve this KBA. The project also aims to raise awareness and increase knowledge in the wider community of Lake Tana’s fish resources and the human impacts on these resources.

Africa Ethiopia Local Empowerment

Two new CEPF Eastern Afromontane Hotspot calls for Letters of Inquiry

Thu, 07/08/2014 - 11:53

The CEPF Eastern Afromontane Biodiversity Hotspot programme announces two new calls for Letters of Inquiry (LOIs). The 7th Call for Proposals is for small grants (up to USD 10,000) for urgent action at highly threatened KBAs in Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, DRC, Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia, Zimbabwe and Mozambique. The 8th Call for Proposals is for large grants (of more than USD 20,000) and small grants (of USD 20,000 or less) in Ethiopia, Rwanda, DRC, Tanzania and Zambia.

Africa

Liberian government prosecutes elephant ivory trader

Wed, 30/07/2014 - 10:10

Post war Liberia has seen the Country expanding from solely subsistence bush meat hunting and use of animal parts for totem and traditional purposes, to additional local-global commercialization driven hunting due to the global market demand for wildlife products.

Africa Liberia Forests of Hope - Africa

Tanzanian Conservationists propose ways of securing the Eastern Arc Mountain forests

Wed, 23/07/2014 - 14:58

The Eastern Arc Mountain forests of Tanzania consist of a complex of ranges and peaks that are among the oldest in Africa. Two Critically Endangered bird species, the Uluguru Bush-shrike and the Long-billed Tailorbird are found in these forests.

Africa Tanzania

Regional Court stops construction of Serengeti Road

Thu, 10/07/2014 - 14:12

The East African Court of Justice has stopped the construction of a road through the world famous Serengeti National Park in northern...

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

Ringed Marsh Harrier from Netherlands triggers awareness of migratory birds in Mabang, Sierra Leone

Thu, 03/07/2014 - 16:23

On 7 th February 2014, a farmer called Sullay Kanu who lives in Komrabai mabela, Kolifa Mabang Chiefdom in Tonkolili District Northern...

Africa Sierra Leone Migratory Birds and Flyways - Africa

Ecosystems role in Climate Adaptation Reinforced at First United Nations Environment Assembly

Tue, 01/07/2014 - 13:08

The role played by biodiversity and ecosystem services in helping people adapt to climate change was reinforced during the first United Nation...

Africa Kenya

Gerrit and Khady: a Black-tailed Godwit romance

Mon, 30/06/2014 - 14:59

Khady and Gerrit are passionate about Black-tailed Godwits (Limosa limosa), a ‘Near Threatened’ migratory shorebird. Khady studies them while they winter in Senegal and Gerrit is the godwit conservation specialist of Vogelbescherming Nederland (VBN, BirdLife in the Netherlands). Khady Gueye is a one of the awardees of the Young Graduates Research Project (YGRP) award, a conservation project grant under the Conservation of Migratory Birds (CMB) project, funded jointly by MAVA Foundation and Vogelbescherming Nederland (VBN).

Africa Netherlands Migratory Birds and Flyways - Africa

A shared vision for the conservation of the East Atlantic Flyway developed at the BirdLife Best Practices Workshop in Dakar, Senegal

Wed, 25/06/2014 - 15:49

The BirdLife Africa Secretariat in collaboration with the BirdLife Partners in Europe, namely the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (UK)...

Africa Senegal Migratory Birds and Flyways - Africa

Friends of Association Djibouti Nature unite to ensure long-term sustainability of the organisation

Wed, 11/06/2014 - 16:40

Association Djibouti Nature, our Partner in the north-east African country of Djibouti, shows that size doesn’t matter when it comes to effectively working for nature and people.

Africa Djibouti Capacity Development

World Migratory Bird day celebrations in Kasese District, Uganda

Tue, 10/06/2014 - 15:15

On 10th May 2014 a group of conservation organizations gathered at the Katwe Eco-tourism centre (KATIC) ground in Katwe-Kabatooro town council, Kasese...

Africa Uganda Migratory Birds and Flyways - Africa

Community Resource Planning in Lutembe and Mabamba Bays, Uganda

Tue, 03/06/2014 - 15:52

Two local conservation groups in Uganda; one in Lutembe bay (Lutembe bay Wetland Users Association) and one in Mabamba bay (Mabamba bay...

Africa Uganda Local Empowerment - Africa

Understanding and Supporting Civil Society in Algeria - CEPF Med update

Sat, 31/05/2014 - 10:24

Update from recent CEPF Regional Implementation Team visit to Algeria, part of the Mediterranean basin biodiversity hotspot, and developing new civil society groups for conservation.

Africa Algeria

Migratory birds? What about migratory fish?

Wed, 28/05/2014 - 08:00

Read all about a new CEPF Eastern Afromontane Hotspot project in Lake Tana, Ethiopia. BirdLife International, together with IUCN and the Ethiopian Wildlife and Natural History Society, form the Regional Implementation Team that supports CEPF with their investment in the Eastern Afromontane Hotspot.

Africa Ethiopia Capacity Development

Fresh Lake Natron soda ash push threatens the future of East Africa’s Flamingos

Tue, 20/05/2014 - 14:46

BirdLife International , a partnership of over 120 NGOs globally, is gravely concerned over recent statements by the Government of Tanzania regarding...

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

Participation, resilience and sustainability for Kibira National Park in Burundi

Tue, 13/05/2014 - 13:01

A CEPF-funded Eastern Afromontane Hotspot small grant project contributes to the sustainable management of Kibira National Park Important Bird and Biodiversity Area in Burundi.

Africa Burundi Capacity Development

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