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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.
© Yeslem Ould El Vally, IMROP

Saving Seabirds and Turtles dying from fishing activities in West Africa

Wed, 23/10/2019
In the choppy waters of the Atlantic Ocean, off the Guinean coast, a fishing vessel moves effortlessly in the expansive waters. At one end of the vessel, six fishermen work in pairs as they haul a heavy net containing a large shoal of fish on board. The net also holds an unexpected catch: a seabird

Empowering Park Rangers to Support Vulture Conservation in Ethiopia

Fri, 18/10/2019
In the hilly terrain of Awash National Park in Ethiopia, Tigist Bogale sits among a group of rangers in a room. The rangers all dressed in jungle green uniform, listen attentively to Dr. Bruktawit Abdu, at the front of the room passionately explaining a point to the group.
© Ethiopia Wildlife and Natural History Society (EWNHS)

BirdLife Africa partners celebrate International Vulture Awareness Day

Thu, 03/10/2019
On 7th September 2019, the world marked the International Vulture Awareness Day (IVAD), a day set aside to create awareness about vultures, and celebrate their important role in cleaning up the environment thus preventing the spread of dangerous diseases.
© Chaona Phiri

BirdWatch Zambia Celebrates a Conservation Milestone

Wed, 11/09/2019
On 31st August and 1 September 2019, BirdWatch Zambia (BWZ) - BirdLife International partner in Zambia, marked a milestone, celebrating 50 years of conservation in the country.
© Felicien Karekezi Uwizeye

Using science and community approaches to fight climate change

Mon, 09/09/2019
Climate change is affecting the livelihoods of the population around the world. Challenging situations require innovative interventions and BirdLife is working hand in hand with local communities, who have unique knowledge of their landscapes, to build alternatives in Rwanda and Burundi.
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BirdLife wins leadership in conservation award in Africa

Tue, 25/09/2018
BirdLife International is the first recipient of the exceptional leadership award in environmental management and governance in Africa. The award was given by NEPAD, an economic development programme of the African Union to BirdLife on Wednesday, 19 September 2018 in Nairobi, Kenya.

L’environnement de la Lybie: une vue de l’intérieur

Tue, 17/07/2018
Avec un accès difficile et dangereux, l’image que l’on peut avoir de la Libye a tendance à être basée sur les conflits et les crises que l'on voit aux nouvelles. Certains ne s'attendraient pas à ce que la conservation de la nature soit à l'ordre du jour de quiconque, mais elle est bien vivante et ne cesse de croître. Nous obtenons les réactions de deux agents de la conservation de la nature, qui viennent juste de revenir de Libye.