News Africa

Collaboration to enhance management of transboundary ecosystems launched

Tue, 24/11/2015 - 09:50

BirdLife International and the East African Community have joined forces to promote the protection of the environment, conservation of key transboundary ecosystems, and sustainable utilization of natural resources in the Eastern Africa region.


CEPF’s ‘rapid response fund’ in the Eastern Afromontane Hotspot – a first success

Fri, 20/11/2015 - 10:51

A first grant under the 'rapid response fund' has been provided to Conservation Lake Tanganyika (CLT), a local NGO in Zambia. CLT’s project aims to enhance the participation of local people in the management of two KBAs (also an Important Bird Area) in Zambia: Sumbu National Park and Tondwa Game Management Area.

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One of a few hundred adult Northern Bald Ibis; but soon to be more. Photo: Imad Cherkaoui

Record breeding success for Critically Endangered Northern Bald Ibis

Fri, 20/11/2015 - 07:00

Traditional symbol of fertility now coming back from brink with year-on-year population increase in Morocco thanks to work of BirdLife Partners and Moroccan Government.

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Beads and other creations of Eunice Kazula from Mbueca village ©Stefni Muller

Manda Wilderness Women turn Earth into Art

Thu, 12/11/2015 - 10:32

The women of Manda Wilderness in Northern Mozambique are turning the earth beneath their feet into objects of beauty that could also earn them some much-welcome cash. The Manda Wilderness Bio-Diversity Project, run by the Manda Wilderness Community Trust and funded by the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF), has its main aims at protecting the Lake Niassa region, a key biodiversity area.

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The BirdLife Africa Partnership begins a new chapter at CAP

Mon, 02/11/2015 - 10:38

The BirdLife Council for the Africa Partnership (CAP) meeting recently took place from 9th to14th October at the Royal Senchi Hotel in Akosombo, Ghana. It was hosted by Ghana WildLife Society (GWS), the BirdLife Partner in Ghana, under the theme “Reaching out for the benefit of nature and people in Africa".


Over 310,000 seedlings to mitigate the local impacts of climate change

Tue, 27/10/2015 - 15:18

The Association pour la Conservation de la Nature au Rwanda (ACNR), the BirdLife International partner in Rwanda, plus other partners in the region work together to enhance climate change resilience in the Lake Kivu Basin by applying the CRAG approach.

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Nature’s clean-up crew are in drastic decline so BirdLife Partners come together to take action. Dr Kabelo Senyatso pledges for BirdLife Botswana. Photo: Obaka Torto

BirdLife Partners commit to saving Africa’s vultures

Thu, 22/10/2015 - 13:11

Nature’s clean-up crew are in drastic decline so BirdLife Partners come together to take action

Africa Ghana Preventing Extinctions

Alarming decrease of waterbird populations in West Africa

Tue, 06/10/2015 - 10:17

Status of the East Atlantic Flyway 2014 - Alarming decrease of waterbird populations in West Africa: over one million birds missing in Banc d’Arguin and Bijagos Archipelago.

Africa Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBA) - Africa

Partners come together to save unique wetland

Thu, 17/09/2015 - 12:21

A new joint project between two BirdLife Partners aims to protect a unique protected area in Western Madagascar.

Africa Madagascar Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBA) - Africa