• 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.


News Overview

Reprieve for unique Kenyan forest at risk from oil and gas exploration

Mon, 24/11/2014 - 17:34

Stop Press: Camac Energy has cancelled its plans at Arabuko-Sokoke Forest coastal forest amid fears that it would make rare wildlife extinct...

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

Firsts for flamingos in Tunisia

Fri, 31/10/2014 - 16:39

This year, for the first time, a small colony of about one hundred flamingos nested successfully in the Korba Lagoon, northern Tunisia. Les Amis des Oiseaux (AAO, BirdLife in Tunisia) quickly mobilized its members and partners to help ring the young flamingos, making this also the first time flamingos have been ringed in Tunisia.

Africa Tunisia

BirdLife South Africa’s Dr Ross Wanless wins Environmentalist of the Year award

Fri, 24/10/2014 - 11:15

Dr Ross Wanless, from BirdLife South Africa’s Seabird Conservation Programme and the BirdLife Marine Programme, has been awarded the prestigious SAB Environmentalist of the Year Award.

Africa South Africa Marine

World Migratory Bird Day 2014: Stakeholders Pledge to Protect Lake Natron

Tue, 02/09/2014 - 16:22

The Government of Tanzania has pledged to accord a higher protection status to the Lesser Flamingo breeding grounds of Lake Natron.

Africa Tanzania Migratory Birds and Flyways

Sudan 'killer line' disconnected

Thu, 30/01/2014 - 13:57

The notorious 'killer' power line from Port Sudan to the Red Sea coast has been switched off.

Africa Sudan Migratory Birds and Flyways - Africa

Controversial wind farm in Lesotho gets the go-ahead

Wed, 29/01/2014 - 12:13

The controversial wind farm proposed for Lesotho’s Maluti-Drakensberg has received the go-ahead from the Lesotho Government.

Africa Lesotho Preventing Extinctions - Africa

Concern over migrant birds prompts international response

Wed, 04/12/2013 - 14:48

In recent months, the indiscriminate and unsustainable killing of migrant birds in North Africa has become an issue of public concern in...

Africa Egypt Migratory Birds and Flyways

State of Africa's Birds

Tue, 20/08/2013 - 12:53

The BirdLife Africa Partnership has produced the first regional State of Africa's Birds (SOAB) report, launched at the BirdLife World Congress in...

Africa Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBA) - Africa

Formal protection reduces loss of natural land-cover at IBAs across Africa

Thu, 30/05/2013 - 08:26

A new study by BirdLife scientists has provided the most robust evidence yet available that legal protection protected status is effective at reducing the loss of natural land-cover within sites of high conservation importance.

Africa Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBA) - Africa

New agreements for bird sensitive energy development in Egypt!

Mon, 11/03/2013 - 09:43

The Egyptian Environmental Affairs Agency (EEAA), the Migratory Soaring Birds project’s national partner in Egypt, and the New and Renewable Energy Authority (NREA) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) crystallising their collaboration for bird sensitive energy development in Egypt

Africa Migratory Birds and Flyways - Africa

Soda ash mining at Lake Natron is not economically viable

Wed, 29/08/2012 - 09:37

A new Cost Benefit Analysis report shows that the mining of soda ash at Lake Natron in Northern Tanzania is not economically viable.

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

Using nature to help people adapt to climate change in East Africa

Tue, 14/08/2012 - 12:17

With support from the UK government’s Darwin Initiative, BirdLife International is working with people towards sustainability in the use of natural resources, is raising awareness and building capacity on the role of ecosystems in adaptation amongst government and civil society in Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda and Uganda.

Africa Burundi Climate Change

Saving nature, saving people in Seychelles

Thu, 28/06/2012 - 11:15

Nature Seychelles is to work with vulnerable people, such as those addicted to drugs and alcohol, to improve their mental and physical wellbeing through contact with nature, and gaining practical skills to allow them to rejoin mainstream society.

Africa Seychelles Local Empowerment - Africa