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Survey success in Tanzania: 17 new territories found for Critically Endangered Long-billed Tailorbird

Tue, 28/04/2015 - 14:13

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.

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World Migratory Bird Day 2014: Stakeholders Pledge to Protect Lake Natron

Tue, 02/09/2014 - 16:22

The Government of Tanzania has pledged to accord a higher protection status to the Lesser Flamingo breeding grounds of Lake Natron.

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Tanzanian Conservationists propose ways of securing the Eastern Arc Mountain forests

Wed, 23/07/2014 - 14:58

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.

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Fresh Lake Natron soda ash push threatens the future of East Africa’s Flamingos

Tue, 20/05/2014 - 14:46

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 factori

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Local Communities oppose renewed Natron soda ash exploration

Wed, 12/03/2014 - 14:16

Over 18,000 residents of Engaruka area of Lake Natron, Tanzania, are up in arms against a government plan to build a soda ash factory in the area.

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Ecology now knocks out Lake Natron Soda Ash mining

Fri, 29/11/2013 - 07:29

The proposed soda ash mining at Lake Natron has suffered another major blow as a new scientific study shows that such an activity would “almost certainly” wipe out the Lesser Flamingo population.  The study also shows that ninety per cent of the L

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Lake-Bogoria where the ring recovery was made. Photo by Nick Armour

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.

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My internship with BirdLife International

Mon, 06/05/2013 - 10:15

My exciting stay at BirdLife Africa Partnership Secretariat

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New Lake Natron soda ash exploration raises concern

Fri, 12/04/2013 - 15:27

Exploring for soda ash at Engaruka basin, part of the Lake Natron ecosystem started.

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Successful Flamingo breeding reported at Lake Natron!

Thu, 11/04/2013 - 12:52

Successful breeding of Flamingo reported between September 2012 and January 2013.

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Community-based management improves forest condition in an East African biodiversity hotspot… as more species continue to be discovered.

Wed, 10/04/2013 - 14:58

A new report by the BirdLife Partnership compiles the status and trends of biodiversity in the Eastern Arc Mountains and Coastal Forests of Tanzania and Kenya

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Soda ash mining at Lake Natron is not economically viable

Wed, 29/08/2012 - 09:37

A new Cost Benefit Analysis report shows that the mining of soda ash at Lake Natron in Northern Tanzania is not economically viable.

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Tata denies links with new Lake Natron soda ash plant plans

Tue, 31/07/2012 - 14:25

The Tata Group has denied any involvement in plans to mine soda ash at Engaruka area near Lake Natron.

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Serengeti highway back on World Heritage agenda

Fri, 22/06/2012 - 16:48

BirdLife remains concerned that development of the eastern stretch of the road is proceeding, and urges that any transport solutions must be sustainable and that environmental issues should be properly taken into account.

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BirdLife welcomes passing of law to secure transboundary ecosystems in East Africa

Fri, 03/02/2012 - 13:10

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.

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