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Great Ethiopian Run 2020 supports bird conservation in Ethiopia

Wed, 25/11/2020
The Great Ethiopian Run is the one of the world's most famous marathon initiatives. Since its inception in 2000, GER has staged over 100 races in different parts of Ethiopia, with thousands of participants and an audience base of another five million.
Reef rescuer Athina cleaning corals at a nursery © Nature Seychelles

Saving Seychelles disappearing coral reefs

Tue, 17/11/2020
Ocean warming and coral bleaching have had a devastating impact on coral reefs, critical in supporting marine biodiversity. In Seychelles conservationists are celebrating ten years of success of the world’s first large-scale coral reef restoration project using the coral gardening method
The red-billed tropicbird (Phaethon aethereus) nests all year round in Cabo Verde © Projeto Sal Biodiversidade

How Cabo Verde is becoming a safe haven for seabirds

Wed, 04/11/2020
A new network for seabird research and conservation in Cabo Verde is already making an impact on bird species and the local communities that live alongside them
There are thought to be fewer than 250 Liben Larks left © Nikk Borrow

Saving the Critically Endangered Liben Lark in Ethiopia

Tue, 15/09/2020

Forming part of the Ethiopian Highlands in Southern Ethiop

Active water transport in some recently cleared canals © Clara Nanja

Restoring the Lukanga: Tackling Invasive Weed Species in Zambia

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.
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Anchoring a Green Recovery in São Tomé and Príncipe

Tue, 28/07/2020
In wake of the COVID-19, BirdLife is adapting its conservation programmes in São Tomé and Príncipe islands to address the economic and social crisis caused by the pandemic, seeking to herald a green future in this island state.
Ghoubel wind project in Djibouti, near Lake Assal © Jean Marie Takoule

Why we need to balance Ghana's energy needs with conservation

Mon, 20/07/2020
In Ghana, renewable energy is a rapidly-growing industry. As demand increases, the country urgently needs to ensure these developments have a minimal impact on the country's birds and biodiversity. Here's what needs to be done get the balance right.
Mountain Gorilla (Gorilla beringei beringei) © Emilie Chen

Eight years in the Eastern Afromontane: a conservation milestone

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.
Lappet-faced Vulture © Ben Jobson

How Kenya is healing toxic relationship between vultures and people

Tue, 23/06/2020
With their hunched posture, bald heads and their use in cartoons to represent opportunistic greed, vultures are arguably the most misunderstood scavengers. Humans have long considered them to be the outcasts of the animal kingdom, and due to their association with death, they are feared and reviled. Yet, their swift response means carcasses are picked clean before disease particles can take hold.