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 Lesser Flamingo © Gudkov Andrey/ Shutterstock

The deadly lake that gives life to flamingos

Tue, 11/07/2017
Soda ash mining is still a lingering threat to Lake Natron in Northern Tanzania, the most important breeding site in the world for Lesser Flamingos. But a new community-based tourism initiative could save the spectacle of the “pink parade” from disaster.
 Lesser Flamingo © Gudkov Andrey/ Shutterstock

Le lac mortel qui donne vie aux flamants

Tue, 11/07/2017
L’extraction du carbonate de sodium est une menace persistante pour le Lac Natron dans le nord de la Tanzanie, le site de reproduction le plus important au monde pour les Flamants nains. Mais une initiative touristique communautaire pourrait épargner le spectacle de la ‘parade des flamants roses’ du désastre.
Exercise time © EAM RIT

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.
Paolo Paron showing members of the local community live drone images of the Mara Wetland, Tanzania © Joseph Ouko

Monitoring biodiversity using drone technology

Fri, 26/05/2017
The use of flying 'drones' to monitor changes in biodiversity and ecosystems is becoming more common.
L'équipe de terrain collecte les données de couturière © Norbert Cordeiro

Un nouvel espoir pour les couturières à longue...

Thu, 13/04/2017
La paruline à long bec des forêts, endémique de la Tanzanie, prospère dans son habitat naturel.
Field team Victor and Martin collecting tailorbird data © Norbert Cordeiro

New hope for critically endangered Tanzanian...

Fri, 17/03/2017
The Long-billed Forest-warbler, endemic to Tanzania, is now thriving in its natural habitat.
Igamba Falls on the Malagarasi River, Tanzania ©John Friel

Malagarasi river finds favor with local women

Fri, 14/10/2016
In the Malagarasi River basin in Tanzania, a CEPF-funded project – through the small grants programme managed by BirdLife International – engaged women to help conserve one of the world’s most important parts of the Eastern Afromontane hotspot.
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Irreplaceable - Lake Natron, Tanzania

Thu, 13/10/2016
In our 'Irreplaceable' series, we cast a light on the globally-significant bird habitats that are in danger of disappearing forever...
A young chimpanzee in Mahale National Park ©Daniel Rosengren/FZS

The Chimpanzee Motorway - Connecting Forest...

Thu, 06/10/2016
The boundaries of a new proposed Forest Reserve in the Greater Mahale KBA in Tanzania (Eastern Afromontane hotspot) have been approved by the District Authorities.
Malagarasi River ©Anthony Ochieng

New partnership to safeguard Malagarasi River...

Fri, 27/05/2016
The Malagarasi River faces many urgent threats, mainly from development activities such as salt mining, hydropower dam constructions, and pressure from agriculture activities. How do you ensure that the local communities benefit without damaging the river’s biodiversity?

Transformation for Conservation in the Mara...

Mon, 29/02/2016
Working with local people is critical to effective, sustainable and equitable conservation. South Mara Water Users Association is a Local Conservation Group (LCG) working in the Masurura Swamp, Mara in Tanzania, one of the critical wetlands in the Lake Victoria Basin.

Survey success in Tanzania: 17 new territories...

Tue, 28/04/2015
Over the last year, intensive effort has been under way to survey and monitor the Critically Endangered Long-billed Tailorbird, in the East Usambara Mountains in Tanzania, to provide information on the species distribution and habitat requirements.

World Migratory Bird Day 2014: Stakeholders...

Tue, 02/09/2014
The Government of Tanzania has pledged to accord a higher protection status to the Lesser Flamingo breeding grounds of Lake Natron.

Tanzanian Conservationists propose ways of...

Wed, 23/07/2014
The Eastern Arc Mountain forests of Tanzania consist of a complex of ranges and peaks that are among the oldest in Africa. Two Critically Endangered bird species, the Uluguru Bush-shrike and the Long-billed Tailorbird are found in these forests.

Fresh Lake Natron soda ash push threatens the...

Tue, 20/05/2014
BirdLife International, a partnership of over 120 NGOs globally, is gravely concerned over recent statements by the Government of Tanzania regarding the intention to construct two soda ash factories at Lake Natron and Engaruka in northern Tanzania.

Local Communities oppose renewed Natron soda ash...

Wed, 12/03/2014

Over 18,000 residents of Engaruka area of