Africa
Celebrating the discovery at Middlepunt Wetland, South Africa © Niall Perrins
17 Feb 2018

Rewrite the bird books: new breeding site found for one of world's

The White-winged Flufftail (Critically Endangered) has just been confirmed to be breeding in South Africa – not only Ethiopia as previously thought – thanks to a discovery by BirdLife South Africa’s hidden camera traps. This sheds new light on the bird’s conservation.
15 Feb 2018

Masangoni Birdlife Group treasure their local forests

The 45 members of the Masangoni Birdlife Group have been awarded the status of Nature's Heroes, for their work in protecting the biodiversity of one of Zimbabwe's most rugged and inaccessible Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBAs).
 Lukanga Swamp, Zambia
08 Feb 2018

Leading the fight against invasive plants in Zambia

Birdwatch Zambia's Nature's Heroes of 2017 are the Meembe Site Support and Farmers Group, who take care of the Lukanga Swamp IBA, an enormous wetland in Central Zambia
Tunisian law sets no quota on the number of Thrushes and Starlings that can be killed
07 Feb 2018

"Hunting tourism" carnage in Tunisia is currently legal

A recent Facebook post by the Lebanese Hunting Club (dated 10 January but subsequently erased) used these horrifying images to advertise hunting trips in Tunisia. They shocked the internet – but the carnage they depict is currently legal.
05 Feb 2018

BirdLife Zimbabwe crowns crane champions

BirdLife Zimbabwe has awarded the Markdale Site Support Group the status of Nature's Heroes for its work to look after its local crane populations
Mahavavy-Kinkony is home to some of the birding community's most sought-after species © Jorlin Tsiavahananahary
02 Feb 2018

"Safari Birding": an ecotourism revolution in Madagascar

Until now, only a few intrepid ecotourists have ventured out to Mahavavy-Kinkony in Madagascar, a habitat packed with extraordinary and rare wildlife. But that looks set to change with a new initiative to expand birding tourism – for the benefit of both wildlife and local livelihoods.
Masterclass participants at the end of training © Jude Fuhnwi
17 Jan 2018

How to design a conservation project: masterclass turns ideas into reality

In November 2017, conservationists from four East African countries attended a masterclass in designing effective conservation projects. This has enabled them to create projects that can influence private companies, public policies, and secure the long-term future of the Eastern Afromontane Hotspot
Mount Mabu is famous for its old-growth rainforest © Julian Bayliss
10 Jan 2018

Five years' success for African mountain hotspot - bring on phase two!

Five years ago, Birdlife International was granted the funding to manage the rich but highly threatened biodiversity of the Eastern Afromontane Hotspot. As the first five-year phase comes to a close, we reflect on the successes, lessons learned, and how to make this work last long into the future.
Felicity Strange receives he Nature's Heroes Award from BirdLife South Africa
04 Jan 2018

Nature’s Hero award for work to save Verlorenvlei Estuary

Felicity Strange—nominated by BirdLife South Africa as a Nature's Hero for 2017—has worked to conserve the Verlorenvlei Estuary IBA for over ten years.
This year, Spring Alive brought out their first children's story book © Spring Alive
21 Dec 2017

Thinking outside the box: engaging tomorrow's conservationists

Throughout 2017, conservationists have been visiting schools and communities across Eurasia and Africa as part of BirdLife's Spring Alive project. At the end of the year, Spring Alive reflects on some of the most exciting ways of inspiring both children and adults about migratory birds and nature.

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