News Ethiopia

Community Based Forest Management in Bechi Peasant Association exceeds expectations

Fri, 15/08/2014 - 10:25

The Bechi Kebele is home to 10,171 people, most of which are dependent on the slowly dwindling Sheka forest. God for People Relief and Development Organisation (GPRDO) has been working in this region since 2005 to promote community based forest management systems. In 2013 GPRDO was able to expand their work in this region after receiving a grant from the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF) to implement GPRDO’s project.

Africa Ethiopia Local Empowerment

Empowering fishermen for conservation of Lake Tana and its resources

Thu, 14/08/2014 - 13:11

Empowering major stakeholders for sustainable utilization and conservation of Lake Tana fish resources project is being implemented by Bahir Dar University to rebuild the declining fish stock of Lake Tana and to conserve this KBA. The project also aims to raise awareness and increase knowledge in the wider community of Lake Tana’s fish resources and the human impacts on these resources.

Africa Ethiopia Local Empowerment

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

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

First small grant agreement in Ethiopia under the CEPF Eastern Afromontane Hotspot investment!

Wed, 18/12/2013 - 06:45

Ethiopian Wildlife and Natural History Society (EWNHS) , coordinator of the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF) Eastern Afromontane Hotspot Programme in Ethiopia,...

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Prominent hunters from Middle East and Africa sign declaration on responsible hunting

Thu, 05/12/2013 - 11:21

Hunters have signed a Regional Declaration on Responsible Hunting under the Patronage of the Lebanese Minister of Environment, H.E. Mr. Nazem El Khoury

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Pink Ring Safari ends in Lake Bogoria

Tue, 09/07/2013 - 14:44

One of the Lesser Flamingos hatched and ringed in Lake Magadi in 1962 is recovered by a tourist in Lake Bogoria.

Africa Ethiopia Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBA) - Africa

First five CEPF projects granted in the Eastern Afromontane hotspot!

Thu, 27/06/2013 - 15:02

The Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund has signed the first contracts with Civil Society Organisations in the Eastern Afromontane hotspot. These are for projects in the Albertine Rift, Zimbabwe, Mozambique and Ethiopia.

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Project demonstrates community livelihoods can be improved by conserving biodiversity

Fri, 24/05/2013 - 07:29

BirdLife International through its partners in three countries; Kenya (Nature Kenya), Ethiopia (Ethiopian Wildlife and Natural History Society - EWNHS) and South Africa (BirdLife South Africa) recently concluded a livelihoods project funded by Spanish Agency for International Cooperation (AECID)

Africa Ethiopia Local Empowerment

NABU International launches fund to support families of rangers killed in action

Wed, 01/05/2013 - 14:49

A Ranger Family Support Fund was launched in Ethiopia last week to provide financial assistance to the families that are left behind from rangers who lose their lives to poachers

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1st International Day of Forests celebrated in Ethiopia: “Forests: our Lives, our Future”

Mon, 15/04/2013 - 15:33

The first ever International Day of Forests was celebrated in Ethiopia, and EWNHS (BirdLife in Ethiopia) took the opportunity to promote the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund investment in the Eastern Afromontane hotspot.

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CEPF, in association with EWNHS, launches the Eastern Afromontane Hotspot Investment in Ethiopia

Wed, 06/03/2013 - 13:51

The Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF), which funds nongovernmental efforts to conserve the world’s most biodiverse and threatened ecosystems, officially launched the Ethiopian component of its five year, $9.8 million investment plan in the Eastern Afromontane biodiversity hotspot on the 1st of March, 2013 during a festive event in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

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2nd Call for Letters of Inquiry - Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF) Eastern Afromontane Biodiversity Hotspot

Fri, 22/02/2013 - 09:20

BirdLife International, the International Union for the Conservation of Nature and the Ethiopian Wildlife and Natural History Society, in their role as Regional Implementation Team (RIT) for the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF) in the Eastern Afromontane Biodiversity Hotspot, invite civil society organizations to submit Letters of Inquiry (LOIs) for projects in all eligible countries within the hotspot: Yemen, Eritrea, Ethiopia, South Sudan, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, DRC, Rwanda, Burundi, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

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New funds for conservation in the Eastern Afromontane hotspot and the Great Lakes Region of East and Central Africa – now open!

Fri, 22/02/2013 - 08:41

Two major donors for conservation action, the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF) and the MacArthur Foundation, launched their new calls for proposals during a joint event yesterday evening in Kigali, Rwanda.

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Up in smoke: charcoal production threatens almost a tenth of Somalia’s avifauna

Mon, 17/12/2012 - 05:00

When African Union Mission in Somalia forces took control of the port city of Kismayo in Southern Somalia in September, they found an estimated four million sacks of charcoal waiting to be exported. However, a ban on export dates back to 1969.

Africa Ethiopia Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBA) - Africa

On the road to a common ground for Ethiopia’s energy plans and conservation of migratory soaring birds

Mon, 19/11/2012 - 08:12

Stakeholders in an energy workshop discuss the common need to promote renewable energy while ensuring that considerations of the risks to migratory soaring birds are made during the planning and operational processes of wind, solar and transmission lines developments.

Africa Ethiopia Migratory Birds and Flyways - Africa

Workshop ushers in new collaboration for conservation in the ‘Eastern Afromontane Hotspot’

Wed, 07/11/2012 - 12:20

A recent workshop brought together the Eastern Afromontane Hotspot Regional Implementation Team (RIT), and representatives of the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF) Secretariat. Participants developed a strategic plan for CEPF’s 5-year investment in the hotspot, aimed at strengthening civil society’s role in conservation in the region.

Africa Ethiopia Local Empowerment - Africa

1st Call for proposals, and launch of new funding opportunity for biodiversity hotspot

Tue, 18/09/2012 - 10:07

BirdLife International, IUCN and EWNHS have launched a new funding opportunity for conservation in the Eastern Afromontane Biodiversity Hotspot

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