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Celebrating the discovery at Middlepunt Wetland, South Africa © Niall Perrins

Rewrite the bird books: new breeding site found for one of world's rarest birds

Sat, 17/02/2018
The White-winged Flufftail (Critically Endangered) has just been confirmed to be breeding in South Africa – not only Ethiopia as previously thought – thanks to a discovery by BirdLife South Africa’s hidden camera traps. This sheds new light on the bird’s conservation.

Masangoni Birdlife Group treasure their local forests

Thu, 15/02/2018
The 45 members of the Masangoni Birdlife Group have been awarded the status of Nature's Heroes, for their work in protecting the biodiversity of one of Zimbabwe's most rugged and inaccessible Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBAs).
 Lukanga Swamp, Zambia

Leading the fight against invasive plants in Zambia

Thu, 08/02/2018
Birdwatch Zambia's Nature's Heroes of 2017 are the Meembe Site Support and Farmers Group, who take care of the Lukanga Swamp IBA, an enormous wetland in Central Zambia
Aucun quota n’est fixé pour les grives et les étourneaux

Quand “chasse touristique” rime avec “carnage”, Tunisie

Thu, 08/02/2018
Une publication récente sur Facebook du @Lebanese Hunting Club » (datée du 10 janvier 2018 et effacée à ce jour) utilisant des images choquantes dans le but de faire de la publicité pour des voyages de chasse en Tunisie fait actuellement le tour du web.
Tunisian law sets no quota on the number of Thrushes and Starlings that can be killed

"Hunting tourism" carnage in Tunisia is currently legal

Wed, 07/02/2018
A recent Facebook post by the Lebanese Hunting Club (dated 10 January but subsequently erased) used these horrifying images to advertise hunting trips in Tunisia. They shocked the internet – but the carnage they depict is currently legal.

BirdLife Zimbabwe crowns crane champions

Mon, 05/02/2018
BirdLife Zimbabwe has awarded the Markdale Site Support Group the status of Nature's Heroes for its work to look after its local crane populations
Mahavavy-Kinkony is home to some of the birding community's most sought-after species © Jorlin Tsiavahananahary

"Safari Birding": an ecotourism revolution in Madagascar

Fri, 02/02/2018
Until now, only a few intrepid ecotourists have ventured out to Mahavavy-Kinkony in Madagascar, a habitat packed with extraordinary and rare wildlife. But that looks set to change with a new initiative to expand birding tourism – for the benefit of both wildlife and local livelihoods.
© Jorlin Tsiavahananahary

Safari Birding à Mahavavy-Kinkony: une première pour l'écotourisme à Madagascar

Thu, 01/02/2018
Mahavavy-Kinkony est un lieu unique en son genre. Seuls quelques touristes intrépides ont visité le site, mais la tendance s’inverse, les organisations nationales et locales ont accepté de promouvoir le tourisme ornithologique, au profit des communautés locales et de la faune sauvage du site.
L'Ibis Chauve © Vincent Legrand/Agami

Découverte de nouveaux sites de reproduction importants pour une espèce d’ibis mythique au Maroc

Thu, 25/01/2018
Elle a eu une histoire dramatique et a été presque perdue à l’extinction. Maintenant, cet oiseau en danger critique revient de force avec un succès reproducteur record au Maroc en 2017.