News Tunisia

The Sebkhet Sejoumi wetland, in the middle of a suburb of Tunis © RET CEPF team

Polluted bog or wildlife haven? Tunisian...

Tue, 25/08/2020
Urbanisation is damaging the Sebkhet Sejoumi wetland and many locals no longer see it for what it’s worth. But civil society groups are forming powerful alliances to shine a light on the site’s outstanding nature and rescue it from further threat.
© Ahmed Alomary, An-Najah National University

Call for proposals: sustainable and traditional...

Thu, 13/08/2020
On behalf of the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund, BirdLife announces a new large grant Call for Letters of Inquiry for projects focused on protecting, reviving and restoring cultural landscapes in the Middle East and North Africa.
Awatef fording a river during fieldwork © Louis Marie Préau

Awatef Abiadh named 'Hotspot Hero' for...

Tue, 09/06/2020
The Tunisian conservationist, based at LPO (BirdLife in France), has been recognised by the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund for her contribution to conservation in the Mediterranean.
El Haouaria, Tunisia © Mehdi Ben Gharbia/ Flickr

Call for Proposals in Tunisia: making private...

Fri, 21/02/2020
On behalf of the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund, BirdLife announces a new small grant Call for Letters of Inquiry for projects focused on the future Marine Protected Area of Zembra and Zembretta
© Nature Kenya

Celebrating World Migratory Bird Day across Africa

Fri, 15/11/2019
The World Migratory Bird Day (WMBD), celebrated every year in May and October seeks to raise awareness on migratory birds and the need to conserve them. These birds travel over thousands of kilometres, in search of suitable conditions for feeding and breeding.
Awatef Abiadh trekking for fieldwork in France © Louis Marie Préau

Meet the women inspiring change in the...

Fri, 08/03/2019
In honour of International Women’s Day, we invited Awatef Abiadh to share her insight from interviews with motivated and brave women who lead on conservation projects in developing countries in the Mediterranean. Get ready to be inspired…
Bird watching in Djouj National Bird Park, Senegal

Children across Africa unite to celebrate World...

Wed, 19/09/2018
Just as birds fly the length of Africa on their migration, so the love of birds forms a chain linking different schools in different countries across the continent. On the 12th of May, each school celebrated World Migratory Bird Day in their own unique way. Here are just a few.
Observation des oiseaux dans le Parc National des oiseaux du Djouj, Sénégal

Un engagement fort des enfants africains pour la...

Wed, 19/09/2018
La réserve ornithologique de Kalissaye se distingue par son engagement avec les enfants. L’aire protégée a lancé son 48h chrono pour unifier les voix autour des oiseaux migrateurs. Des séances de vulgarisation et la diffusion de films environnementaux ont été proposées dans les locaux de la réserve

Give your organisation a boost: the Capacity...

Fri, 01/06/2018
Our Capacity Development Fund is offering a range of grants for different sizes and types of project. If you think your organisation would benefit from improved organisational design, management and professional development for staff, then read on...
Aucun quota n’est fixé pour les grives et les étourneaux

Quand “chasse touristique” rime avec “carnage”,...

Thu, 08/02/2018
Une publication récente sur Facebook du @Lebanese Hunting Club » (datée du 10 janvier 2018 et effacée à ce jour) utilisant des images choquantes dans le but de faire de la publicité pour des voyages de chasse en Tunisie fait actuellement le tour du web.
Tunisian law sets no quota on the number of Thrushes and Starlings that can be killed

"Hunting tourism" carnage in Tunisia is...

Wed, 07/02/2018
A recent Facebook post by the Lebanese Hunting Club (dated 10 January but subsequently erased) used these horrifying images to advertise hunting trips in Tunisia. They shocked the internet – but the carnage they depict is currently legal.

Le carnage de la chasse touristique actuellement...

Wed, 07/02/2018
Une récente publication sur Facebook par Lebanese Hunting Club (en date du 10 janvier mais supprimée par la suite) a utilisé ces images horrifiques pour faire la publicité de voyages de chasse en Tunisie. Ces images ont choqué les internautes certes, mais le carnage qu’elles dépeignent est actuellement légal dans le pays.
 Macaque Berbère, Algérie © Elzbieta Szulmajer

Des poussés vertes après le Printemps Arabe

Thu, 25/01/2018
De "protéger par la punition" à "protéger en impliquant les citoyens" : lisez plus sur la révolution pacifique qui change la conservation de la nature en Afrique du Nord
© Elzbieta Szulmajer

بعد الربيع العربي: تعلم حب الطبيعة مرة أخرى

Wed, 24/01/2018
من "الحماية عن طريق العقاب" إلى "الحماية من خلال إشراك الناس": مقالة عن الثورة السلمية التي تغير من حفظ الطبيعة في شمال أفريقيا والشرق الأوسط
© Elzbieta Szulmajer

Rebentos da Primavera Árabe: aprender a amar a...

Wed, 24/01/2018
De "proteger pela punição" para "proteger envolvendo as pessoas": leia sobre a revolução pacífica que está a mudar a conservação da natureza no norte da África
Réserve d’Oiseaux du Lac Sud de Tunis © Hichem Azafzaf

Sardaigne –Tunisie: un coup d’aile pour visiter...

Thu, 19/10/2017
La migration des oiseaux n’est pas de tout repos. Le parcours est truffé d’embûches, de surprises où chacun vivra de nouvelles aventures, rencontrera de nouveaux espaces. La Tunisie, constitue une halte salutaire pour ceux qui traversent la mer Méditerranée pour rejoindre l’Afrique. Découvrons ensemble le site protégé du Lac Sud de Tunis, escale incontournable aux portes de la capitale tunisienne.
The Endangered Barbary Macaque is benefiting from the work of local NGOs in Algeria © Elzbieta Szulmajer

After the Arab Spring: learning to love nature...

Fri, 11/08/2017
From “protect by punishment” to “protect by involving people”: read about the peaceful revolution that is changing nature conservation in North Africa and the Middle East.
Common Pheasant - Villa of the Aviary, Carthage, Tunisia © David Tipling

Flight of Fancy - Common Pheasant

Fri, 30/09/2016
''Flight of Fancy'' features bird-inspired art from all over the world.