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Local Conservation Groups learn from each other

Wed, 17/12/2014 - 09:31

Local Conservation Groups (LCGs) from Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda and Uganda meet to share their experiences in conservation and income generating activities of their communities.

Africa Local Empowerment - Africa

Liberia takes another leap forward in biodiversity conservation

Tue, 09/12/2014 - 09:51

The biodiversity of Liberian forests is rich with endemic and endangered species, creating a very high level of conservation concern. The National Wildlife Conservation and Protected Areas Management Act has been finally endorsed by Liberia’s Lower House of Representatives and is now waiting for ratification by the Senate.

Africa Liberia Forests of Hope - Africa

Buy One, Get One Free: Leveraging Conservation Investments in Africa

Fri, 05/12/2014 - 10:53

The Promise of Sydney takes shape with more than 6000 participants attending the World Parks Congress. More than 50 BirdLife delegates from 26 countries pledged to put their considerable IBA network data at the disposal of conservationists worldwide.

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New toolkit engages young people in conservation and education

Tue, 02/12/2014 - 08:14

Environmental education pushes forward with the release of a new toolkit developed for Site Support Groups.

Africa Capacity Development

Reprieve for unique Kenyan forest at risk from oil and gas exploration

Mon, 24/11/2014 - 17:34

Stop Press: Camac Energy has cancelled its plans at Arabuko-Sokoke Forest coastal forest amid fears that it would make rare wildlife extinct...

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

International Young Conservationist Award for Malawi BirdLife Partner volunteer

Wed, 19/11/2014 - 14:07

The International Young Conservationist Award has been given to Tiwonge I Mzumara-Gawa, a PhD student at the University of KwaZulu Natal and...

Africa Malawi

Dr. Shiiwua Manu receives first ever Marsh Award for International Ornithology

Mon, 03/11/2014 - 11:28

The new Marsh Award for International Ornithology was presented for the first time this year to Dr Shiiwua Manu, head of the A. P. Leventis Ornithological Research Institute (APLORI) in Jos, Nigeria.

Africa Nigeria Capacity Development

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

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