News Africa

Scaly Ground-roller © Pete Morris

Conserving Madagascar's forest of hope

Thu, 20/10/2016
Developing the confidence of local communities and a BirdLife Partner to work together to protect the environment has brought encouraging changes for nature and people.
Some of the trainees in the highlands of Yemen ©Hakim Aulaiah

Biodiversity conservation in Yemen – joining forces for the future

Wed, 19/10/2016
Conservationists in war-torn Yemen are organising themselves to be ready for conservation action - when it is safe again.
Igamba Falls on the Malagarasi River, Tanzania ©John Friel

Malagarasi river finds favor with local women

Fri, 14/10/2016
In the Malagarasi River basin in Tanzania, a CEPF-funded project – through the small grants programme managed by BirdLife International – engaged women to help conserve one of the world’s most important parts of the Eastern Afromontane hotspot.
Participants during the training session @Dossa

New strides in data collection between seabirds and fishing activities off the coast of West Africa

Fri, 07/10/2016
BirdLife International is currently working through the Alcyon Project in order to understand the importance that West African waters have for seabirds.
A young chimpanzee in Mahale National Park ©Daniel Rosengren/FZS

The Chimpanzee Motorway - Connecting Forest Habitats in Western Tanzania

Thu, 06/10/2016
The boundaries of a new proposed Forest Reserve in the Greater Mahale KBA in Tanzania (Eastern Afromontane hotspot) have been approved by the District Authorities.
Bird watching during the celebration of World Migratory Bird Day 2016 in Guinea ©Guinea Ecology

Guinea begins a new era for conservation of migratory waterbirds

Fri, 30/09/2016
Guinea has now acquired tools and capacity to carry out conservation actions of migratory waterbirds.
Drill ©Bernard Dupont/flickr

BirdLife launches Regional Implementation Team for the Guinean Forests of West Africa Biodiversity Hotspot

Tue, 27/09/2016
On Thursday 22nd September, 2016, Birdlife International and the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF), formally launched the Regional Implementation Team (RIT) for the Guinean Forests of West Africa Biodiversity Hotspot in Accra, Ghana.
White-necked Picathartes

Threatened African rainforest teeming with unique life declared a National Park

Fri, 23/09/2016
A newly-declared national park in Liberia forms a ‘Transboundary Peace Park’ with neighbouring Sierra Leone that protects a biodiversity hotspot that is home to everything from elephants to eagle-owls.
Almost 20,000 White-chinned Petrel are set to be saved thanks to new law passed by Namibian government © Stephanie Winnard

World’s worst fishery for bycatch turns ‘seabird safe’

Thu, 22/09/2016
New law passed in Namibia to protect 30,000 seabirds from death by trawling or longlining.