News Zambia

Active water transport in some recently cleared canals © Clara Nanja

Restoring the Lukanga: Tackling Invasive Weed...

Wed, 05/08/2020
In two decades of fishing, Boyd Kayombo has witnessed a steady decline in his catch. Kayombo sighs as he tugs at his nets. “The fish catch is poorer and the water has turned pale and green”, he remarks wiping sweat from his brow on a hot fishing day.
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.
Ski tourism threatened to slice through vital habitats in the Rila Mountains, Bulgaria © Leondeleeuw

10 vital bird habitats saved through conservation...

Tue, 26/11/2019
While it is impossible for us to protect every last bit of nature in existence, we can at least throw our energy and collective influence behind saving those that will have the greatest impact to the persistence of biodiversity on the planet. Here are just a few examples…
© 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.
© Ethiopia Wildlife and Natural History Society (EWNHS)

BirdLife Africa partners celebrate International...

Thu, 03/10/2019
On 7th September 2019, the world marked the International Vulture Awareness Day (IVAD), a day set aside to create awareness about vultures, and celebrate their important role in cleaning up the environment thus preventing the spread of dangerous diseases.
© Chaona Phiri

BirdWatch Zambia Celebrates a Conservation...

Wed, 11/09/2019
On 31st August and 1 September 2019, BirdWatch Zambia (BWZ) - BirdLife International partner in Zambia, marked a milestone, celebrating 50 years of conservation in the country.
 Lukanga Swamp, Zambia

Leading the fight against invasive plants in...

Thu, 08/02/2018
Birdwatch Zambia's Nature's Heroes of 2017 are the Meembe Site Support and Farmers Group, who take care of the Lukanga Swamp IBA, an enormous wetland in Central Zambia

Aux devants de la lutte contre les plantes...

Thu, 08/02/2018
Les “Nature’s Heroes” de BirdWatch Zambie pour 2017 sont les membres du Meembe Site Support and Farmers Group qui sont les gardiens de la ZICO du Marais de Lukanga, une zone humide énorme au centre de la Zambie.

BirdWatch Zambia collecte des données sur les...

Tue, 12/09/2017

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Juvenile White-backed vulture takes off with wing tags and GSM tracking unit at Lemba farm in Chisamba IBA © BWZ

BirdWatch Zambia collects data about vulture...

Tue, 12/09/2017
BirdWatch Zambia is conducting surveys to monitor vulture movements and key breeding sites in Zambia.
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.
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.
Vultures feeding on a carcass at an IBA site on a farm in Chisamba, Zambia, now being targeted as a Vulture Safe Zone ©BWZ

Helping farmers create a safe haven for vultures...

Fri, 27/01/2017
In a bid to secure a safe haven for vultures, BirdWatch Zambia has educated farm owners, managers and workers within the Chisamba IBA to protect natural habitats from man-made threats.
Very high diversity 3km into the Chunga Lagoon ©Bird Watch Zambia

January Waterbird counts on the Kafue Flats

Mon, 29/02/2016
Waterbird counts on the Kafue Flats in Zambia have been conducted bi-annually for nearly 15 years: the numbers and diversity of species on the flats are always a marvel.
Zambian children in a Spring Alive event. Photo: Victor Siingwa

A little story from spring alive

Wed, 09/12/2015
Every once in a while, you come across a little story that makes you smile, makes you breathe a sigh of hope. A small act that could be easily missed, but which represents something a lot bigger. This story is one of those stories.

CEPF’s ‘rapid response fund’ in the Eastern...

Fri, 20/11/2015
A first grant under the 'rapid response fund' has been provided to Conservation Lake Tanganyika (CLT), a local NGO in Zambia. CLT’s project aimed to enhance the participation of local people in the management of two KBAs (also an Important Bird Area) in Zambia: Sumbu National Park and Tondwa Game Management Area.