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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...

Africa Climate exChange online

Thu, 02/12/2010
Have you visited Africa Climate exChange, the one stop shop on information on climate change, mitigation and adaptation in Africa?

Ethiopian surveys find high densities of Prince Ruspoli’s Turaco but highlight threats

Thu, 25/11/2010
Recent surveys of Prince Ruspoli’s Turaco suggest that rates of habitat change have been very fast in the northern part of the species’s range, where large areas have been converted to agriculture and plantations of exotic trees.

Liberia and Sierra Leone move to designate Gola Rainforest as National Park

Mon, 22/11/2010
The governments of Liberia and Sierra Leone have started the formal processes of designating the Gola Rainforest as a shared National Park and Protected Area...

Biofuels policy threatens wildlife habitats

Tue, 16/11/2010
Meeting a European target to use biofuel in Britain’s 30 million cars will result in the destruction of an area of wildlife habitat the size of the West Country, a study has found...