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Conservation in a Social Context

Fri, 30/06/2017
Biodiversity conservation is ultimately a social process. CEPF grantees in the Eastern Afromontane hotspot learned how to work better with people to protect nature more effectively.
Women conservationists involved in CEPF funded projects © Anthony Ochieng

Female conservationists agree to bridge gender...

Wed, 10/05/2017
Women in conservation involved in CEPF funded projects in the Eastern Afromontane Hotspot meet in Rwanda.
The Kigali Office © BirdLife

BirdLife opens new office in Rwanda

Fri, 28/04/2017
BirdLife International has opened a brand new office in Rwanda as part of its growing network in Africa that seeks to provide locally-relevant solutions required to significantly reduce or reverse biodiversity loss, and conserve birds.
Projects led by young conservationists are making a difference to birds around the world. Photo: Slaty Egret © Birdwatch Zambia

7 projects led by young conservationists that are...

Tue, 11/04/2017
Today winners have been announced for CLP and Birdfair project awards, all initiatives led by young conservationists. Discover their inspiring work in this roundup.
Marabou Storks in Lake Victoria © Marc Veraart

Traditional wisdom and conservation science in...

Fri, 15/07/2016
New analysis reveals key factors that could help make or break a conservation project, and practitioners in Africa and around the world can all benefit from their hard-won lessons.

Combatting climate change in habitats with nature...

Thu, 10/03/2016
Healthy IBAs are vital to the wildlife that lives in them and the people that live off their resources. BirdLife is helping them build resilience to global warming.

How the EU helps protect chimpanzees in Rwanda

Wed, 09/03/2016
Grassroots financing by the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF) has more than doubled the size of their shrinking habitat

Over 310,000 seedlings to mitigate the local...

Tue, 27/10/2015
The Association pour la Conservation de la Nature au Rwanda (ACNR), the BirdLife International partner in Rwanda, plus other partners in the region work together to enhance climate change resilience in the Lake Kivu Basin by applying the CRAG approach.

While UNFCCC Parties debate, BirdLife project...

Mon, 16/12/2013
A pioneering BirdLife project is bringing together the collective experience of vulnerable local people in East Africa, who are seeing the effects of climate change first-hand, to inform international policy and plans on how best to cope and adapt to this quickly-changing environment.

Using nature to help people adapt to climate...

Tue, 14/08/2012
With support from the UK government’s Darwin Initiative, BirdLife International is working with people towards sustainability in the use of natural resources, is raising awareness and building capacity on the role of ecosystems in adaptation amongst government and civil society in Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda and Uganda.

BirdLife welcomes passing of law to secure...

Fri, 03/02/2012
There is excitement at the news of the East African Legislative Assembly passing a law that could transform how transboundary ecosystems and resources are managed in East Africa.