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Representative members of the 5 community forests in Taraba state during a stakeholders workshop for forest conservation

Nigerian communities defy odds to protect forest from rosewood trade racket

Wed, 17/10/2018
Illegal rosewood traders were targeting vulnerable groups, encouraging them to earn a living from logging. To combat this, Nigeria Conservation Foundation helped local people to set up five community forests where they can earn a sustainable income without destroying vital habitats.

People power: citizen scientists fill the information gaps for African birds

Fri, 28/09/2018
Not all countries have the resources to conduct big scientific surveys. A pioneering new project across three African countries proves that local volunteers are an effective way to monitor the health of birds and the habitats they live in.
BirdLife Policy and Advocacy staff%2c who contributed immensely for our work in Africa to be recognised received the award in Nairobi%2c Kenya (c) Fathy Ahmed (1)

BirdLife wins leadership in bird conservation award in Africa

Tue, 25/09/2018
BirdLife International is the first recipient of the exceptional leadership award in environmental management and governance in Africa. The award was given by NEPAD, an economic development programme of the African Union to BirdLife on Wednesday, 19 September 2018 in Nairobi, Kenya.
Bird watching in Djouj National Bird Park, Senegal

Children across Africa unite to celebrate World Migratory Bird Day

Wed, 19/09/2018
Just as birds fly the length of Africa on their migration, so the love of birds forms a chain linking different schools in different countries across the continent. On the 12th of May, each school celebrated World Migratory Bird Day in their own unique way. Here are just a few.
Observation des oiseaux dans le Parc National des oiseaux du Djouj, Sénégal

Un engagement fort des enfants africains pour la journée internationale des oiseaux migrateurs 2018

Wed, 19/09/2018
La réserve ornithologique de Kalissaye se distingue par son engagement avec les enfants. L’aire protégée a lancé son 48h chrono pour unifier les voix autour des oiseaux migrateurs. Des séances de vulgarisation et la diffusion de films environnementaux ont été proposées dans les locaux de la réserve
The White-headed Vulture can locate an animal carcass from a mile away © Andre Botha

Saving the sentinels of the skies: Kenya's rapid-response vulture unit

Fri, 31/08/2018
For millennia, vultures have aided humans in their role as nature’s rapid-response clean-up crew. Now, Kenya is repaying the favour with a new rapid-response unit to combat vulture poisoning: part of an ambitious project to save Africa’s vultures.
The Madagascar Pond-heron (Endangered) finds refuge in the reserve - for now © Hanjo Hellman

Tanzania’s largest wildlife reserve threatened by dam construction

Wed, 22/08/2018
One of the last areas of untouched wilderness in the world could face irreversible damage. Building a hydroelectric dam in Selous Game Reserve contravenes Tanzanian environmental laws for this World Heritage Site, as well as threatening Endangered bird species.
Students were taken birdwatching at Omo Biosphere Reserve as part of the event © NCF

Nigeria’s World Migratory Bird Day celebrations reveal unexpected link with Finland

Tue, 07/08/2018
The wonders of migration take one small village by storm, and a chance encounter with a ringed Osprey shows that birds’ incredible journeys really do link people on opposite sides of the globe…
Le crapaud vivipare du Mont Nimba en Afrique de l’ouest donne naissance à des jeunes formés ©  Sandberger-Loua L, Müller H, Rödel M-O

Lutte contre la pauvreté rurale: des communautés sont responsabilisées pour la conservation de la réserve de montagne guinéenne

Wed, 18/07/2018
C’est un fait regrettable: les personnes vivant près des zones importantes pour la biodiversité sont souvent très pauvres et dépendent uniquement de l’exploitation des ressources naturelles pour leurs moyens d’existence. Actuellement, un projet vise à inverser cette tendance, permettant ainsi aux communautés d’améliorer leur sort en utilisant les ressources de façon durable.