News Africa

Firsts for flamingos in Tunisia

Fri, 31/10/2014 - 16:39

This year, for the first time, a small colony of about one hundred flamingos nested successfully in the Korba Lagoon, northern Tunisia. Les Amis des Oiseaux (AAO, BirdLife in Tunisia) quickly mobilized its members and partners to help ring the young flamingos, making this also the first time flamingos have been ringed in Tunisia.

Africa Tunisia

The resurgence of a National Park in Algeria

Thu, 30/10/2014 - 15:46

Story by Critical Ecosystems Partnership Fund Mediterranean Hotspot Regional Implementation Team Amongst breathtaking mountain scenery and fast-flowing rivers, the Djebel Babor Forest...

Africa Algeria

Reconnecting the forest for Endangered Barbary Macaque

Thu, 30/10/2014 - 15:10

Story by Critical Ecosystems Partnership Fund Mediterranean Hotspot Regional Implementation Team The forests of Ifrane National Park in the Middle Atlas mountains...

Africa Morocco

BirdLife South Africa’s Dr Ross Wanless wins Environmentalist of the Year award

Fri, 24/10/2014 - 11:15

Dr Ross Wanless, from BirdLife South Africa’s Seabird Conservation Programme and the BirdLife Marine Programme, has been awarded the prestigious SAB Environmentalist of the Year Award.

Africa South Africa Marine

SSG institutional capacity building crucial to biodiversity conservation

Tue, 07/10/2014 - 10:31

Site Support Groups in Kenya continue to gain strength in capacity to help conserve great biodiversity in the Lake Victoria Basin.

Africa Kenya Capacity Development

Biosfera I and conservation of the near threatened Cape Verde Shearwater

Tue, 30/09/2014 - 11:26

Biosfera I, a national non-governmental organisation for the protection of the environment in Cape Verde is working hard to save the Cape Verde Shearwater.

Africa Cape Verde Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBA) - Africa

Manuals for empowering Africa’s citzens to conserve migratory birds

Wed, 24/09/2014 - 10:21

The BirdLife Africa Secretariat in conjunction with BirdLife Poland recently adapted and launched an African teacher’s manuals for Grades 1-3 and 4-6. The teacher’s manuals cover topics such as bird identification, bird behavior, the concept of migration and the challenges birds face along the routes. The manuals also provide interactive and interesting games for the children.

Africa Local Empowerment - Africa

Many more threatened species in an East African biodiversity hotspot than previously thought

Fri, 19/09/2014 - 10:05

The Eastern Arc Mountains and Coastal Forests of Tanzania and Kenya (EACF) are currently understood to host over 750 globally threatened species...

Africa Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBA) - Africa

Unravelling mysteries for conservation of birds in São Tomé e Príncipe

Thu, 11/09/2014 - 10:13

Thanks to the efforts of the Association of Biologists Sãotomense (ABS) in partnership with BirdLife International, a team of researchers led by Hugulay Maia has been able to describe some important aspects of the reproductivce behaviour of the Dwarft Ibis in São Tomé.

Africa Sao Tome and Principe Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBA) - Africa

World Migratory Bird Day 2014: Stakeholders Pledge to Protect Lake Natron

Tue, 02/09/2014 - 16:22

The Government of Tanzania has pledged to accord a higher protection status to the Lesser Flamingo breeding grounds of Lake Natron.

Africa Tanzania Migratory Birds and Flyways

Birds in Europe & children in Africa prepare for migration season with Spring Alive

Mon, 01/09/2014 - 11:29

In Europe, millions of migratory birds are stirring. They are busy feeding to build up their fat reserves (gaining up to 50%...

Africa Migratory Birds and Flyways

World Migratory Bird Day 2014: Lake Natron, Tanzania - a Global Tourism Spot

Mon, 25/08/2014 - 10:06

The World Migratory Bird Day (WMBD) 2014 in the United Republic of Tanzania will be celebrated on 28 th August at Ngare...

Africa Tanzania Migratory Birds and Flyways

Welcome to Taita Hills, Kenya – a guide is now available!

Wed, 20/08/2014 - 11:15

A guide to Taita Hills’ unique natural history has just been released. This book, authored by Lawrence Wagura, a naturalist and fieldworker...

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

Fast, affordable stoves destined to save Malawian forests from pressure

Tue, 19/08/2014 - 10:10

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.

Africa Malawi Local Empowerment - Africa

Community Based Forest Management in Bechi Peasant Association exceeds expectations

Fri, 15/08/2014 - 10:25

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.

Africa Ethiopia Local Empowerment

Empowering fishermen for conservation of Lake Tana and its resources

Thu, 14/08/2014 - 13:11

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.

Africa Ethiopia Local Empowerment

Two new CEPF Eastern Afromontane Hotspot calls for Letters of Inquiry

Thu, 07/08/2014 - 11:53

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.

Africa

Liberian government prosecutes elephant ivory trader

Wed, 30/07/2014 - 10:10

Post war Liberia has seen the Country expanding from solely subsistence bush meat hunting and use of animal parts for totem and traditional purposes, to additional local-global commercialization driven hunting due to the global market demand for wildlife products.

Africa Liberia Forests of Hope - Africa

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