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The Taita Apalis, is one of the rarest birds in the world, found only in Kenya’s Taita Hills © Pete Steward.

Species on the brink: saving the endangered Taita birds of Kenya

Tue, 25/02/2020
Across the expansive Taita Plains in Southern Eastern Kenya rise majestic densely-forested hilly outcrops straddling the skyline near the historic town of Voi. These hilly outcrops, famously known as the Taita Hills occupy an area of about 250 square kilometers.
Des femmes locales transforment le beurre de karité dans le sud du Burkina Faso © Seydou NACRO

Les oiseaux, les abeilles et les entreprises: Renforcer les capacités des communautés locales au...

Wed, 19/02/2020
Au Burkina Faso, un projet unique de conservation de la biodiversité améliore les moyens de subsistance des communautés locales.
Local women  processing shea butter  in the south of Burkina Faso © Seydou NACRO

Birds, Bees and Business: Empowering Local Communities in Burkina Faso

Wed, 19/02/2020
In Burkina Faso, a unique project on biodiversity conservation is improving the livelihoods of local communities.
Grey Crowned Cranes at lake Ol’ Bolosat KBA in Kenya © Fabian Haas

15 Conservation Lessons from the Eastern Afromontane Hotspot

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.
© 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.
Zukiman Mohamad from Pexels

Protecting Biodiversity in West Africa’s Offshore Oil & Gas Development

Fri, 08/11/2019
In September 2019 BirdLife Africa successfully conducted an oil and gas workshop in Senegal. The aim of this workshop was to map out vulnerable marine and coastal areas in West Africa that are under threat offshore oil and gas activity.
© Jean De Dieu Bucankura

Transforming livelihoods through nature-based solutions in Burundi

Tue, 05/11/2019
Tharcisse Vyamungu goes about briskly planting tree seedlings in the sun soaked fields of Lake Tanganyika Basin in Burundi. Vyamungu and other local farmers are tending to a number of tree nurseries dotting the farmlands. They are enhancing climate change resilience.
© Yeslem Ould El Vally, IMROP

Saving Seabirds and Turtles dying from fishing activities in West Africa

Wed, 23/10/2019
In the choppy waters of the Atlantic Ocean, off the Guinean coast, a fishing vessel moves effortlessly in the expansive waters. At one end of the vessel, six fishermen work in pairs as they haul a heavy net containing a large shoal of fish on board. The net also holds an unexpected catch: a seabird

Empowering Park Rangers to Support Vulture Conservation in Ethiopia

Fri, 18/10/2019
In the hilly terrain of Awash National Park in Ethiopia, Tigist Bogale sits among a group of rangers in a room. The rangers all dressed in jungle green uniform, listen attentively to Dr. Bruktawit Abdu, at the front of the room passionately explaining a point to the group.