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Women at Oursi have every reason to smile as Site Support Group launches small business to alleviate poverty

Wed, 22/07/2015 - 08:26

As part of BirdLife’s Improving Livelihoods Project in Oursi village, Burkina Faso, together with Living on the Edge, a sustainable land use project in the Sahel region, a local community has launched a grinding mill. The aim is to generate income and to alleviate hardships faced by both women and children in processing food for consumption at the household level.

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Boreholes in the Sahel: Man made oasis that helps the soul - Burkina Faso

Thu, 26/09/2013 - 12:45

The Living on the Edge project is a key component of the BirdLife’ Local Empowerment Programme

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Great loss-The late Georges Henry Oueda

Fri, 21/12/2012 - 12:03

A great loss to conservation as Georges Henry Oueda, Director of Conservation of NATURAMA (BirdLife in Burkina Faso) passes on.

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Living on the Edge: protecting and restoring ecosystems in the Sahel

Sun, 16/09/2012 - 10:29

Birds and people depend on natural resources for their survival. The intricate link between people and their environment is especially apparent in the Sahel, with its millions of people (and hundreds of millions of goats), its unpredictable rainfall, and the increasing pressure on wetlands, trees and grasslands which are also used by billions of migratory and Afrotropical birds.

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Touching lives through conservation project

Tue, 10/07/2012 - 07:37

A team of BirdLife International and Fondation NATURAMA (BirdLife Partner in Burkina Faso) visited Oursi Lake recently to assess the impact of small scale funding received from Ricoh to support the rehabilitation of Oursi Lake ecosystem and improv

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Living off the Land: BirdLife’s History in Objects, #13

Fri, 22/06/2012 - 12:21

On flat dusty clearings bordered by spindly trees in rural West Africa, women can be seen rolling out balls of what look (and smell) like large mammal droppings. Making this condiment, soumbala, is one of the only ways local women can make a living. Whatever nature provides has value to people...

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