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Fast, affordable stoves destined to save Malawian forests from pressure

Tue, 19/08/2014
As we approach one of the villages in rural Malawi, a few kilometres from the Nchitsi Forest Reserve boundary, we are met by a group of villagers in song and dance. They quickly lead us to the kitchen and one of them and proudly show us a changu mbaula - Chichewa for ‘fast stove’, also known as ‘rocket’ stove for its quick cooking abilities.

Community Based Forest Management in Bechi Peasant Association exceeds expectations

Fri, 15/08/2014
The Bechi Kebele is home to 10,171 people, most of which are dependent on the slowly dwindling Sheka forest. God for People Relief and Development Organisation (GPRDO) has been working in this region since 2005 to promote community based forest management systems. In 2013 GPRDO was able to expand their work in this region after receiving a grant from the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF) to implement GPRDO’s project.

Empowering fishermen for conservation of Lake Tana and its resources

Thu, 14/08/2014
Empowering major stakeholders for sustainable utilization and conservation of Lake Tana fish resources project is being implemented by Bahir Dar University to rebuild the declining fish stock of Lake Tana and to conserve this KBA. The project also aims to raise awareness and increase knowledge in the wider community of Lake Tana’s fish resources and the human impacts on these resources.

Birdfair big weekend helping to protect our oceans

Thu, 14/08/2014
This year’s British Birdwatching Fair, the world’s largest event for nature, is raising funds to help BirdLife International to protect the world’s seas and oceans.

A big comeback for Chinese Crested Terns in the Jiushan Islands, China

Wed, 13/08/2014

Chinese Crested Terns on the Jiushan Islands have ha

New population of Critically Endangered Parakeet Found in north-east Brazil

Tue, 12/08/2014
A team of young conservationists in Ceará state, north-east Brazil, has discovered a small population of five Grey-breasted Parakeet.

Cambodian vulture census data reveals worrying trend

Thu, 07/08/2014

An annual vulture census has been carried out at sev

Two new CEPF Eastern Afromontane Hotspot calls for Letters of Inquiry

Thu, 07/08/2014
The CEPF Eastern Afromontane Biodiversity Hotspot programme announces two new calls for Letters of Inquiry (LOIs). The 7th Call for Proposals is for small grants (up to USD 10,000) for urgent action at highly threatened KBAs in Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, DRC, Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia, Zimbabwe and Mozambique. The 8th Call for Proposals is for large grants (of more than USD 20,000) and small grants (of USD 20,000 or less) in Ethiopia, Rwanda, DRC, Tanzania and Zambia.

BirdLife International announces new Chief Executive

Wed, 06/08/2014

BirdLife has announced the appointment of Patricia Zurita as the new Chief Executive of