News Ethiopia

In 2017, the Liberian Greenbul was reclassified as an invalid species © HBW

Solving the world’s great bird mysteries

Thu, 03/05/2018
Keen-eyed readers will note that we ‘lost’ a species in the 2017 Red List update – the Liberian Greenbul is no longer recognised as a valid species by BirdLife. But mourn not its loss: this is simply the latest in a long line of taxonomic avian mysteries to have been solved...
Celebrating the discovery at Middlepunt Wetland, South Africa © Niall Perrins

Rewrite the bird books: new breeding site found...

Sat, 17/02/2018
The White-winged Flufftail (Critically Endangered) has just been confirmed to be breeding in South Africa – not only Ethiopia as previously thought – thanks to a discovery by BirdLife South Africa’s hidden camera traps. This sheds new light on the bird’s conservation.
L’équipe était abasourdie © Niall Perrins

Une nouvelle aire de reproduction a été...

Sat, 17/02/2018
Grâce à une découverte au moyen des pièges photographiques de BirdLife Afrique du sud, il a juste été confirmé que le Râle à miroir (gravement menacé d’extinction) se reproduit en Afrique du sud et pas seulement en Éthiopie comme on le croyait auparavant.
Mount Mabu is famous for its old-growth rainforest © Julian Bayliss

Five years' success for African mountain...

Wed, 10/01/2018
Five years ago, Birdlife International was granted the funding to manage the rich but highly threatened biodiversity of the Eastern Afromontane Hotspot. As the first five-year phase comes to a close, we reflect on the successes, lessons learned, and how to make this work last long into the future.

L’EWNHS célèbre 50 ans de succès dans la...

Fri, 08/09/2017

Il y a cinquante ans, en juin 1966, un groupe de 32 environnementalistes et amoureux de

EWNHS board member, Asmeret Kidanemariam (R) holding the Golden Jubilee newsletter © EWNHS

EWNHS celebrates 50 years of conservation success...

Fri, 08/09/2017
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.
Pesticide Spraying

Guidelines for bird-sensitive agriculture released

Mon, 27/07/2015
In an effort to address threats caused by unsustainable agriculture practices and to help the agriculture sector with bird conservation, the BirdLife-led MSB project has developed a set of guidelines for bird-sensitive agriculture development.

Community Based Forest Management in Bechi...

Fri, 15/08/2014
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.

Empowering fishermen for conservation of Lake...

Thu, 14/08/2014
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.

Migratory birds? What about migratory fish?

Wed, 28/05/2014
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.

Conservation management in the Guassa Plateau...

Tue, 13/05/2014
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.
Regional Declaration on Responsible Hunting, Lebanon, December 2013

Prominent hunters from Middle East and Africa...

Thu, 05/12/2013
Hunters have signed a Regional Declaration on Responsible Hunting under the Patronage of the Lebanese Minister of Environment, H.E. Mr. Nazem El Khoury
Lake-Bogoria where the ring recovery was made. Photo by Nick Armour

Pink Ring Safari ends in Lake Bogoria

Tue, 09/07/2013
One of the Lesser Flamingos hatched and ringed in Lake Magadi in 1962 is recovered by a tourist in Lake Bogoria.
First five CEPF projects granted in the Eastern Afromontane hotspot!

First five CEPF projects granted in the Eastern...

Thu, 27/06/2013
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.

Project demonstrates community livelihoods can be...

Fri, 24/05/2013
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)

NABU International launches fund to support...

Wed, 01/05/2013
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

1st International Day of Forests celebrated in...

Mon, 15/04/2013
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.