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The Rodrigues Fody (Near Threatened) is just one endemic bird benefiting from the scheme © Sarah Caceres & Jean-Noël Jasmin

Mauritian island awarded for saving species through education

Thu, 17/01/2019
On Rodrigues Island in Mauritius, school children and citizens alike are rallying round to restore their island’s habitat. It’s all thanks to the Rodrigues Environmental Education Programme, which has won the Global Conservation Award 2018 for its positive impact on communities and species.

When the beach clean-up is over

Mon, 17/12/2018

Beach clean-ups have become a bittersweet sight to see.

The wetland is a key breeding ground for the Lesser Flamingo (Near Threatened) © Andrey Gudkov / Shutterstock

Empowering local people to conserve Botswana’s key flamingo breeding site

Mon, 26/11/2018
Makgadikgadi wetland in Botswana is the most important breeding site for Flamingos in southern Africa. But human activity is damaging this vital ecosystem. A multi-tiered project implemented by BirdLife Botswana has helped to protect the integrity of this wetland.
Candice Stevens © BirdLife South Africa

BirdLife South Africa’s Candice Stevens wins global Pathfinder award

Fri, 23/11/2018
BirdLife South Africa’s Policy and Advocacy Programme Manager Candice Stevens, together with the government of South Africa (represented by the Department of Environmental Affairs), have won this year’s Pathfinder Special Commendation award for their joint innovative work on biodiversity tax incentives in South Africa.
WDVM taking part in the Green Ventures Synergy Workshop by SwitchMed © NCE

Touring virtual museum set to spread nature knowledge across Egypt

Thu, 22/11/2018
A unique project is using technology to bring the public closer to nature. The Wadi Degla Virtual Museum uses imaginative ways to inform communities about one of the last natural habitats in the greater Cairo area. The aim: to encourage more people to get involved in conserving this unique site.
Mount Afadjato is the highest mountain in Ghana

How to make a conservation project last: a constant learning curve

Mon, 05/11/2018
In 1998, the Ghana Wildlife Society set up a community forest reserve at Mount Afadjato to halt deforestation and promote sustainable livelihoods. They share their successes and lessons learned over the years in their bid to involve the community in a lasting solution.
There are thought to be fewer than 250 Liben Larks left © Nikk Borrow

Can the Critically Endangered Liben Lark be saved? Our latest update

Fri, 26/10/2018
Community nature reserves are not only improving habitats for rare grassland birds, but also proving a vital lifeline for cattle farmers, literally saving lives during drought. But how has the Liben Lark responded to this initiative?
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.