<![CDATA[BirdLife case study of the day]]> en 25th Jul 2014 25th Jul 2014 <![CDATA[BirdLife case study of the day - Protected-area designation may not be the full, or best, solution for conserving African IBAs]]> Some 55% of the 159 Important Bird Areas in Ethiopia, Kenya and Uganda have been assessed as being ‘highly threatened’, including many which are formally protected.  For eight of the nine unprotected IBAs in Uganda, community-based management, rather than formal designation, is thought to be the more appropriate means of ensuring their protection.