Africa
The Western Area still holds a significant forest cover © Jude Fuhnwi
16 Nov 2017

Did Sierra Leone mudslide uncover a forgotten conservation promise?

The Western Area National Park is a forest reserve in Sierra Leone that still holds one of the last strongholds of pristine forest in the country and represents a significant portion of the remaining forest cover in the Guinean Forests of West Africa Hotspot.
Local communities champion production of fuel efficient stoves © ARECO
15 Nov 2017

Fuel efficient stoves reduce tree cutting in Rwanda forest

Association Rwandaise des Ecologistes (ARECO) are providing the local communities with improved fuel efficient stoves that reduce firewood consumption in households as part of efforts to save the Cyamudongo forest.
Papyrus products developed by the Weaver Group © Enock Kawira
14 Nov 2017

Sustainable use of papyrus saves wetlands and boosts income

The North and South Mara Water Users Association are harvesting the benefits papyrus to improve livelihoods and sustain the biodiversity of the Mara Wetlands.
2016 intern Laing Lenghieng teaching students at an anti-poisoning education awareness event at Siem Pang High School – Cambodia
23 Oct 2017

Early Career Conservationists learning the ropes of the BirdLife Network

Starting a career in conservation can be hard. That's why BirdLife provides paid internship opportunities across the world. Here's how some of this year's interns have been getting on so far.
Sokoke pipit © Steve Garvie
17 Oct 2017

Local conservation action reducing poverty in coastal Kenya

The Dakatcha Woodland Conservation Group is working to preserve the forest resources and improve the livelihoods of the local population.
The Goodnature® A24 self-resetting rat trap © Keshav Ramful, MWF
06 Oct 2017

Introducing self-resetting traps to protect endangered birds in Mauritius

The Mauritian Wildlife Foundation is using new self-resetting rat traps to protect the critically endangered Mauritius Olive White-eye from rats preying on the bird’s eggs and chicks.
The rare cross river gorilla © WCS
26 Sep 2017

Rare Cross River gorilla still faces serious threat

Conservationists in Nigeria have warned that the threat of completely losing the iconic but highly endangered Cross River gorilla still stands, despite efforts by government to reroute a superhighway project that was identified as a major danger to the existence of the species.
Juvenile White-backed vulture takes off with wing tags and GSM tracking unit at Lemba farm in Chisamba IBA © BWZ
12 Sep 2017

BirdWatch Zambia collects data about vulture movements

BirdWatch Zambia is conducting surveys to monitor vulture movements and key breeding sites in Zambia.
EWNHS board member, Asmeret Kidanemariam (R) holding the Golden Jubilee newsletter © EWNHS
08 Sep 2017

EWNHS celebrates 50 years of conservation success in Ethiopia

An event to mark EWNHS’s Golden Jubilee was organized at Desalegn hotel, in the capital Addis Ababa on 26 August 2017 to celebrate the organisation’s achievements and commitment to environmental and wildlife conservation.
Mr. Gideon Gathaara (Conservation Secretary in the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources) makes a point during the high level panel © John Mwacharo
05 Sep 2017

National forum discusses biodiversity mainstreaming in Kenya

Nature Kenya organizes national dialogue on biodiversity mainstreaming into sectors of the economy.
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