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Mountain Gorilla (Gorilla beringei beringei) © Emilie Chen

Eight years in the Eastern Afromontane: a...

Fri, 03/07/2020
The Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF) programme in the Eastern Afromontane biodiversity hotspot ended on 31 March 2020. We look back at some of the highlights of this programme in the past eight years.
Participants take part in WWD celebrations in Uganda, organized by Nature Uganda  © Jonathan Onongo

A look back at BirdLife Africa's World...

Wed, 08/04/2020
On 3 March every year, people across the world gather to celebrate and raise awareness of the world's wild flora and fauna. From films and exhibitions to nature walks and face paining, here's a look back at the diverse ways the BirdLife Partnership marked the day across Africa.
© Ghana Wildlife Society

Marking World Wetlands Day in Africa

Thu, 12/03/2020
On the first Sunday of February every year, the world marks World Wetlands Day to raise awareness of the vital role played by wetlands. This year, BirdLife partners across Africa celebrated the theme: “Life thrives in Wetlands”.
Grey Crowned Cranes at lake Ol’ Bolosat KBA in Kenya © Fabian Haas

15 Conservation Lessons from the Eastern...

Tue, 10/12/2019
After seven years, the CEPF investment in the Eastern Afromontane Biodiversity Hotspot is wrapping up this month. During this time, 101 grantees will have completed 160 conservation projects across 13 countries, collecting an astounding amount of knowledge about what works in conservation.
Masterclass participants at the end of training © Jude Fuhnwi

How to design a conservation project: masterclass...

Wed, 17/01/2018
In November 2017, conservationists from four East African countries attended a masterclass in designing effective conservation projects. This has enabled them to create projects that can influence private companies, public policies, and secure the long-term future of the Eastern Afromontane Hotspot
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.
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.
Shoebill © David Thomas

Les gardiens du plus grand lac d’Afrique

Mon, 05/06/2017

Les populations locales s’unissent pour protéger les zones humides précieuses du Lac Vi

The guardians of Africa's largest lake

Tue, 16/05/2017
Locals are rallying together to protect Lake Victoria's valuable wetlands and its inhabitants from traffickers and other dangers.
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.
Lutembe Wetland affected site © RAMCEA

Conservation Strides: Lutembe bay forms Ramsar...

Mon, 13/06/2016
The Ramsar office for Eastern Africa (RAMCEA) through MacArthur funding has taken a step towards promoting the sustainable management of the wetland by constituting and training a Ramsar site committee for Lutembe wetlands, Uganda.

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.
Ruth, one of the young women who have joined the group of local guides (Eco-Tourism group) clearing some of the nature trails in the Kikuyu Escarpment forest in Kenya © KENVO

Women in Conservation: de-mystifying the myth of...

Thu, 28/01/2016
Second article in the new series about 'women in conservation', based on the five ‘Women in Healthy Sustainable Societies’ projects that have been implemented at five Eastern Afromontane KBAs in Kenya and Uganda.
Oil prospects in Uganda’s Murchison Falls National Park are branded by species, including rii, the word for giraffe in the Luo language; © Megan Seman​

CEPF Celebrates Its 2,000th Grantee: NatureUganda

Wed, 02/12/2015
NatureUganda's Programme Manager Michael Opige talks about the goal of sustainably managing oil and gas exploration in Uganda's Albertine Graben, also known as the Albertine Rift Region

Women in Conservation: Cherchez les femmes!

Mon, 18/05/2015
This seventh and last article in the series about 'women in conservation' lists the main lessons learned from the five ‘Women in Healthy Sustainable Societies’ projects that were implemented between May 2014 and March 2015, at five Eastern Afromontane KBAs in Kenya and Uganda.
Mushrooms

Women in Conservation: Peace, love and mushrooms!

Thu, 07/05/2015
This fifth article in the series about 'women in conservation' describes how economic development of women at the Echuya Forest Reserve in Uganda, reduces pressures on the forest - and stress in their homes.

World Migratory Bird day celebrations in Kasese...

Tue, 10/06/2014

On 10th May 2014 a group of conservation organizations gathered at the Katwe Eco-touris

Community Resource Planning in Lutembe and...

Tue, 03/06/2014

Two local conservation groups in Uganda; one in Lutembe bay (Lutembe bay Wetland Users