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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.
Egyptian vulturer © Birdlife Europe

Working with traditional healers to end vulture poaching

Wed, 10/06/2020
In West Africa, illegal trade in vultures’ parts for belief based use spells doom for these endangered birds. The Nigerian Conservation Foundation (NCF), BirdLife Partner is working with local traditional healers to create awareness on plant-based alternatives, as substitutes to vultures’ parts.

Turtle Day: Shining the Spotlight on West Africa’s Disappearing Turtles

Fri, 22/05/2020
Poaching, accidental catches, pollution, plastics, infrastructure... At sea and on land, sea turtles face many threats. Celebration of the World Turtle Day on May 23 each year, reminds us the importance of protecting these wonderful creatures.

Conserver les Plantes Patrimoniales de Garâa Sejenane et Dar Fatma

Sun, 19/04/2020

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Saving endemic plants in Tunisia

Sun, 19/04/2020
Conserving the Patrimonial Plants of Garâa Sejenane and Dar Fatma
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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”.