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Cross-border conservation vital to protect birds in a climate change world

Wed, 09/02/2011
Countries need to increase co-operation over conservation to protect birds and other wildlife in an era of climate change, according to a new continental-scale study.

Celebrating World Wetlands Day while South Africa is flooding?

Wed, 02/02/2011
South Africa is flooding, and the extent of destruction in some areas is unprecedented. Lives have been lost, families uprooted and livelihoods destroyed. The money required to repair the devastation runs into millions of Rand. It would be fair to question why BirdLife South Africa is promoting the celebration of World Wetlands Day with the link between wetlands and water during these trying times.

Mining and prospecting prohibition call by NGOs in South Africa

Tue, 01/02/2011
BirdLife South Africa supports the formal request by the Centre for Environmental Rights to the Minister of Mineral Resources for a prohibition on prospecting and mining in certain key areas of critical biodiversity and hydrological value and sensitivity.

Local Forest Logging Stopped - Mutulanganga IBA in Zambia

Mon, 31/01/2011
Commercial logging in Mutulanganga IBA in Zambia has been stopped through community pressure with the help of the Zambian Ornithological Society (BirdLife Partner).

Important Bird Areas in Africa and Associated Islands: Priority Sites for Conservation

Mon, 10/01/2011
1144 pages, £14.99, Available to buy. This book details 1228 sites in 58 countries in Africa which support such threatened species, or meet other criteria to qualify as Important Bird Areas (IBAs).

For he’s a jolly good (Africa Climate Change) Fellow!

Thu, 06/01/2011
Last month David Kuria was awarded a Certificate of Completion for successfully finishing an Africa Climate Change Fellowship with the BirdLife Africa Secretariat in Nairobi, Kenya. David has had a long association with BirdLife as the Director of The Kijabe Environment Volunteers - one of the foremost Site Support Groups in Kenya....

Study shows alarming drop in Kenyan vultures

Wed, 22/12/2010
Vultures in one of Africa’s most significant wildlife reserves are declining at an alarming rate according to a new study in Biological Conservation...

A Chance for biodiversity in the Albertine Rift in the face of Climate Change

Mon, 20/12/2010
Biodiversity in Africa’s Albertine Rift, especially birds, is set to benefit from a number of measures and actions by BirdLife International that are aimed at preparing them for Climate Change...

Zambian Ornithological Society 2011 calendar out now...

Mon, 13/12/2010
The Zambian Ornithological Society (ZOS) is very privileged to have one of Zambia's leading photographers - Stephen Robinson - design a superb 2011 Calendar...