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Marking World Wetlands Day in Africa

Thu, 12/03/2020
On the first Sunday of February every year, the world marks World Wetlands Day to raise awareness of the vital role played by wetlands. This year, BirdLife partners across Africa celebrated the theme: “Life thrives in Wetlands”.
Cattle rearing is a major economic activity in Botswana © Clarissa Hughes

Tackling human-wildlife conflict through community engagement

Fri, 06/03/2020
In rural Botswana, human-wildlife conflict is affecting the livelihoods of local communities. BirdLife Botswana is engaging local communities to address this problem.
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.
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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.
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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.