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Botswana - BirdLife Botswana (BLB)

BirdLife Partner Designate

Founded in 1980
Members: 300
Staff: 10
Kgale Siding, Plot K1069, Unit B1, Gaborone, BW
+267-3190540/1
blb@birdlifebotswana.org.bw
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Mission of the organisation

To conserve Botswana birds and important bird habitats, by creating awareness, carrying out research and promoting beneficial relationships between birds and people. This is achieved through:

  • protecting bird species, sites, habitats and creating opportunities for local communities (particularly youth and women) living near bird areas to earn a meaningful income, and
  • increasing interest and awareness among Botswana citizens, especially the youth, in birds.

Key Activities

  • Research and monitoring of, and species-specific conservation actions, for globally threatened birds in Botswana
  • Monitoring of ‘common birds’, through a Bird Population Monitoring Programme
  • Promotion of Important Bird Areas and lobbying for their increased protection
  • Working with private companies to ensure reduced impacts of their actions on birds, biodiversity and protected areas, while also seeking their active participation in the conservation of priority threatened species
  • Promotion of bird tourism, particularly at Important Bird Areas, as a means to create an incentive for citizens to take interest in the conservation of Botswana’s birds and habitats.
  • Environmental education, largely targeting schools and the general public
  • Membership activities, aiming to increase the appreciation of birds in Botswana 

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