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Nature Kenya launches appeal to save the Taita Apalis from extinction

Thu, 30/07/2015 - 08:03

Nature Kenya has launched an appeal to Save the Taita Apalis from extinction. The Taita Apalis (Apalis fuscigularis) is one of the rarest birds in the world, living only in the forest fragments at the tops of the Taita Hills in southeastern Kenya. It is considered Critically Endangered in the IUCN Red List because it has a tiny occupied range of 500 hectares.

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Commonwealth Professional Fellowship Scheme Climate Change Training

Wed, 29/07/2015 - 07:28

Keep our planet cool!! This is the message that participants of the Common Wealth Fellowship Programme on climate change policy and advocacy purposed to share with national policy makers during a six weeks training on climate change policy and advocacy.

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Women at Oursi have every reason to smile as Site Support Group launches small business to alleviate poverty

Wed, 22/07/2015 - 08:26

As part of BirdLife’s Improving Livelihoods Project in Oursi village, Burkina Faso, together with Living on the Edge, a sustainable land use project in the Sahel region, a local community has launched a grinding mill. The aim is to generate income and to alleviate hardships faced by both women and children in processing food for consumption at the household level.

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The Lost Mountain Symposium

Fri, 03/07/2015 - 08:48

The Additive Adventure 2015 Next Gen Symposium in Gorongosa National Park in Mozambique is a chance for participants to elevate the conversation, connections, and skills available to university students passionate about conserving the natural world and driving positive change for human societies.

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The Road to Resilience

Mon, 29/06/2015 - 06:56

In Burundi, the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund supported capacity-building activities with communities near Kibira National Park, an Important Bird Area and Eastern Afromontane Key Biodiversity Area, to improve agricultural practices and preserve wood resources – and ultimately to reduce the pressure on the Park.

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Harnessing the blue wealth of the Western Indian Ocean

Fri, 26/06/2015 - 14:24

“The ocean is my marine library”, were the wise words of a young Seychellois boy who read out a poem he’d written for the Opening Ceremony, the just concluded 8th Conference of the Parties (COP 8) of the Nairobi Convention with the theme “Conserving the Marine and Coastal Environment for the Western Indian Ocean for the next 30 Years”. Seychelles’ hosting the COP 8 meeting three decades after the Convention was adopted on its soil was an unprecedented coincidence.

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Drink ForestMist, Save Our Forests

Thu, 18/06/2015 - 10:21

KENVO (the Kijabe Environment Volunteers), BirdLife's Site Support Group / Local Conservation Group at the Kikuyu Escarpment Important Bird and Biodiversity Area (IBA) in Kenya, has started a water bottling enterprise as a new sustainable source of income to cover its conservation activities.

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Extractives industries in Africa: Blessing or Curse?

Fri, 12/06/2015 - 14:44

Africa holds a huge proportion of the world’s natural resources and the impact that the extractive Industry is having on biodiversity, ecosystems and local communities is a great concern. Across Africa, case studies abound in which extraction of minerals, forest products, oil and gas has left devastated landscapes and disillusioned communities.

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New protected areas in Madagascar

Tue, 02/06/2015 - 09:47

Three of the most important sites in Madagascar for nature have been given permanent protection by the Government of Madagascar, thanks largely to the efforts of Asity Madagascar (BirdLife

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