News Africa

'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.

Africa

Women in Conservation: Let women benefit from ecotourism revenues - biodiversity will benefit, too

Thu, 19/03/2015 - 14:44

This third article in the series about 'women in conservation' describes how a more equitable sharing of ecotourism revenues between men and women would benefit conservation and sustainable development at the Bwindi Impenetrable National Park in Uganda.

Africa

Namibia on-board with BirdLife to end seabird bycatch in world’s worst fishery

Tue, 17/03/2015 - 14:22

“Namibia stands at the threshold of moving, in very short time, from being the worst country in the world for seabird bycatch, to the very best”, said Oliver Yates, BirdLife International’s Global Albatross Task Force Coordinator.

Africa Marine

Women in Conservation: Songs for the Forest

Mon, 16/03/2015 - 15:34

This second article in the series about 'women in conservation' shows how Maasai women in the Loita Hills (South Nguruman Important Bird Area/Key Biodiversity Area, Kenya) are eager to protect their forest - if only the men would allow it.

Africa Local Empowerment

GIRRRRL POWER!

Thu, 26/02/2015 - 09:21

Involving women in conservation - a smart plan, or still a bit of a taboo? Conservation International, supported by BirdLife International, funds five small and innovative projects in East Africa that aim to provide a better understanding of what's really going on between men and women in environmental decision-making. The first of a series of eyeopening articles...

Africa Local Empowerment

Conservation plug-in charges efforts to save West Africa's seabirds

Fri, 20/02/2015 - 09:44

Efforts to save West Africa’s disappearing seabirds are to be given a boost thanks to an ambitious monitoring initiative which will help identify and protect the areas in which they forage and overwinter.

Africa Marine

Libya’s civil society celebrates its wetland wildlife and looks to the future

Fri, 06/02/2015 - 15:24

Many people were out celebrating World Wetlands Day in Libya this week. With civil society previously banned under Gaddafi, this is more promising news for the future.

Africa Libya

Plans to save the Near Threatened Cape Verde Shearwater

Tue, 20/01/2015 - 07:58

About 20 participants from Cape Verde , Senegal, South Africa, Spain and Portugal participated in a workshop in Mindelo, Cape Verde ,...

Africa Cape Verde Seabirds and Marine - Africa

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.

Africa

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

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