• 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

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. They also provide water for industrial, agriculture and domestic use to the main towns as well as a rich site of biodiversity attracting local and international tourists. Tanzanian conservationists drawn from government and civil society have drafted a set of six policy and management recommendations on how to reduce threats currently facing biodiversity in the Eastern Arc Mountain forests of Tanzania (EAM),

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

Conservation management in the Guassa Plateau saves threatened biodiversity and helps disadvantaged groups

Tue, 13/05/2014 - 08:08

Read all about a new CEPF Eastern Afromontane Hotspot project in Guassa Plateau, 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