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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.


A section of Lutembe bay wetland ©BirdLife International

Securing sustainable futures for wetland communities in Lake Victoria Basin

Tue, 02/02/2016 - 12:55

Communities around Lake Victoria Basin rely on wetlands for their livelihoods. These wetlands provide important ecosystem services including food, raw materials, fresh water, medicine, waste-water treatment, carbon sequestration, erosion prevention and fertility.

Africa Local Engagement and Empowerment - Africa

Ruth, one of the young women who have joined the group of local guides (Eco-Tourism group) clearing some of the nature trails in the Kikuyu Escarpment forest in Kenya © KENVO

Women in Conservation: de-mystifying the myth of ‘the weaker sex’

Thu, 28/01/2016 - 10:53

Second article in the new series about 'women in conservation', based on the five ‘Women in Healthy Sustainable Societies’ projects that have been implemented at five Eastern Afromontane KBAs in Kenya and Uganda.

Africa Kenya

Woodfuel is a multi-billion dollar business in Sub-Saharan Africa  © A. Schenk

A burning issue: woodfuel, public health, land degradation and conservation in Sub-Saharan Africa

Mon, 25/01/2016 - 13:17

Wood is a key source of energy that has been used for millennia for cooking, boiling water, lighting and heating. In Sub-Saharan Africa, more than 90% of the population relies on woodfuel. In November 2015, Dr. Mary Njenga, a scientist in bioenergy from the World Agroforestry Centre, held a presentation on the subject at the BirdLife Africa Secretariat in Nairobi, outlining the issues related to the use of woodfuel and viable local solutions.

Africa

The women are back!

Wed, 20/01/2016 - 07:07

Continuation of the series about 'women in conservation', based on the five ‘Women in Healthy Sustainable Societies’ projects that have been implemented at five Eastern Afromontane KBAs in Kenya and Uganda.

Africa

“Generation-thinking leaders buy insurance by investing now, before the accident.”

Business meets biodiversity to conserve and value Africa’s ecosystems

Tue, 19/01/2016 - 12:02

With the launch of a video, we look back and celebrate the success of the Pan-African Business & Biodiversity Forum - a first-of-its-kind forum that pushed nature-thinking into discussions on the sustainable development of Africa to benefit nature, people and business.

Africa Ghana

Ghana has lost 90-99% of its Grey Parrot population in just two decdes ©Reto Kuster

Ghana’s Grey Parrot population may soon cease to exist

Mon, 11/01/2016 - 08:08

In the last two decades Ghana has lost 90-99% of its Grey Parrot population. The population decline has been caused by four main factors: trade, overall forest reduction, silvicultural practices and farmland timber harvesting. The findings are published by a team of researchers from Ghana, Manchester Metropolitan University (UK) and BirdLife International.

Africa Ghana Preventing Extinctions

Conservation community mourns the passing of Dr Roelof van der Merwe

Thu, 24/12/2015 - 22:37

The South African conservation community is mourning the loss of one of its most generous but modest and unassuming benefactors, Dr Roelof van der Merwe. Van der Merwe, a member of the private Charl van der Merwe Trust named after his late father that has donated tens of millions of rands to biodiversity conservation projects – especially those involving seabirds and other marine life – died unexpectedly in his sleep on 23 December. He was 57.

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West African Ambassadors endorse BirdLife’s Vulture Campaign

Thu, 17/12/2015 - 13:10

On understanding the vital roles vultures play in ecosystems, West African Ambassadors quickly reversed any personal attitudes of distaste towards vultures and expressed full support to BirdLife's campaign.

Worldwide Benin Preventing Extinctions

The year BirdLife turned 'vulture vigilante'

Tue, 15/12/2015 - 14:50

99% of South Asian vultures are declining, and Europe is not far behind at 75%. What is BirdLife doing to save them?

Europe and Central Asia Spain Preventing Extinctions - Europe and Central Asia