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  • Who we are

    The BirdLife Africa Partnership is a growing network of 24 such organisations, with a combined total of more than 500 staff and 87,000 members. Through projects, BirdLife is active in a further 15 countries, hence overall working in a total of 39 countries. Learn more about BirdLife Africa


  • What we do

    BirdLife’s work in Africa is aligned to the four pillars of the BirdLife strategy: Species, Sites and Habitats, Ecological Sustainability and People. BirdLife Africa Partnership emphasises developing positive linkages between birds, biodiversity and the livelihoods of people. Read more about our Programmes in Africa


  • Where we work

    We work in the most well-endowed continent in the world, stretching from the northern temperate to the southern temperate zones. Read more about our local network.


  • Support us

    Together we can impact the future for Africa’s people and nature. Read about how you can get involved.


Agbokim Falls in Cross River National Park

BirdLife advocates to halt construction of superhighway through IBA in Nigeria

Mon, 18/04/2016 - 10:19

The Cross River National Park, one of the most biological diverse sites in Nigeria and an Important Bird and Biodiversity Area (IBA) is currently being threatened by the construction of a Super-Highway.

Africa Nigeria

The White-necked Picathartes, a unique species in Ghana ©Michael Anderson

Ghana to Host Future4Nature Innovation Factory: A place for thinking outside the box

Thu, 24/03/2016 - 15:55

From 29th – 31st March 2016, BirdLife International, Ghana Wildlife Society and the Legon Botanical Gardens will host the Future4Nature kick-off event in Akosombo Ghana, to develop shared, innovative solutions tailored to conditions in Ghana that will lead to long-term improvements in people’s lives.

Africa Ghana Capacity Development

African vulture pilot study aims to reduce poisoning deaths

Fri, 11/03/2016 - 12:35

'Saving Africa’s Vultures', a new project to tackle the continent’s escalating vulture crisis, is now up and running, and aims to find out more about – and significantly reduce – the greatest threat facing African vultures: poisoning.

Africa Botswana

The special plight of Trans-Saharan migratory birds

Fri, 11/03/2016 - 10:59

The long distance travellers have seen large declines in their population in the last few decades. Here's what BirdLife is doing to stem the drop.

Europe and Central Asia Migratory Birds and Flyways - Africa

Nature’s clean-up crew in catastrophic decline

Thu, 10/03/2016 - 15:16

Africa’s vultures are in drastic decline and it is high-time the world fully-appreciated the severity of this problem – not only for the birds themselves, but the health of the people of the continent.

Europe and Central Asia Preventing Extinctions - Africa

Striking the wind beneath migratory birds’ wings

Thu, 10/03/2016 - 12:59

Since wind keeps birds in the air and drives turbines that produce energy, migratory routes see regular human-avian conflict. No points for guessing who wins.

Europe and Central Asia Egypt Migratory Birds

This action plan can benefit birds, farmers, women and birders

Thu, 10/03/2016 - 12:12

The AEMLAP can also help tackle climate change’s impact in Africa. Here’s how.

Europe and Central Asia Climate Change - Africa

Combatting climate change in habitats with nature-friendly plans

Thu, 10/03/2016 - 11:56

Healthy IBAs are vital to the wildlife that lives in them and the people that live off their resources. BirdLife is helping them build resilience to global warming.

Europe and Central Asia Rwanda Climate Change

Ending illegal killing and trapping of 5.7 million birds in Egypt

Thu, 10/03/2016 - 11:43

BirdLife is working with the national government to stop this. Here’s how.

Europe and Central Asia Egypt Local Engagement and Empowerment - Africa