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Women in Conservation: Cherchez les femmes!

Mon, 18/05/2015 - 08:07

This seventh and last article in the series about 'women in conservation' lists the main lessons learned from the five ‘Women in Healthy Sustainable Societies’ projects that were implemented between May 2014 and March 2015, at five Eastern Afromontane KBAs in Kenya and Uganda.

Africa Kenya Capacity Development

Women in Conservation: Can the neck overtake the head?

Thu, 14/05/2015 - 09:46

This sixth article in the series about 'women in conservation' describes how cultural barriers prevented women from taking leadership roles in community conservancies in Northern Kenya. But even culture can change.

Africa Kenya Local Empowerment

Africa begins Journey to Combat Illegal Trade in Wild Fauna and Flora

Mon, 11/05/2015 - 11:42

Experts from governments, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), African Union (AU), Regional Economic Commissions, civil society organisations and donors met in Brazzaville to develop an African Strategy to Combat Illegal Wildlife Trade to coordinate action across the continent.

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Women in Conservation: Peace, love and mushrooms!

Thu, 07/05/2015 - 12:05

This fifth article in the series about 'women in conservation' describes how economic development of women at the Echuya Forest Reserve in Uganda, reduces pressures on the forest - and stress in their homes.

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Survey success in Tanzania: 17 new territories found for Critically Endangered Long-billed Tailorbird

Tue, 28/04/2015 - 14:13

Over the last year, intensive effort has been under way to survey and monitor the Critically Endangered Long-billed Tailorbird, in the East Usambara Mountains in Tanzania, to provide information on the species distribution and habitat requirements.

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Women in Conservation: A nine-month journey towards more gender equality in Kenya

Thu, 23/04/2015 - 12:16

This fourth article in the series about 'women in conservation' describes how a nine-month project shook the decision-making fora related to conservation of the Kikuyu Escarpment forest IBA in Kenya: nobody can 'forget' the women anymore!

Africa Kenya

The reality of climate change in peoples' lives

Thu, 16/04/2015 - 09:27

Major changes to the climate are happening in the villages of South Kivu in the Democratic Republic of Congo, affecting the physical environment and even the social structure of the communities. Horizon Nature is an NGO working in South Kivu and is partnering with BirdLife International and other partners in the region to enhancing climate change resilience in the Lake Kivu Basin through applying the CRAG approach.

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Future oil production sites threaten seabirds off the shore of Senegal

Wed, 01/04/2015 - 12:43

The Alcyon project of BirdLife International, funded by the MAVA Foundation, supports the monitoring of colonial breeding species in West Africa in order to identify marine Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBAs) and thus to improve protection of the region’s seabirds. BirdLife is collaborating with Veda Consultancy and other partners to conduct research into Royal Tern in this area

Africa Senegal

'Fundraising for conservation' training in the Eastern Afromontane hotspot is delivering results

Thu, 19/03/2015 - 15:12

The Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF) in the Eastern Afromontane hotspot funds training programmes that help grassroot organisations become better fundraisers. With success.

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