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Birds killed by collision and electrocution by powerlines in Kassala State, Sudan © Ibrahim Hashim

How many more killer powerlines are there in Sudan?

Mon, 09/01/2017
Millions of migratory birds could be dying due to electrocution and collisions with electricity cables in an expanding power sector in Sudan.
Sustainable food production in Nigeria © WFP

Stakeholders call to end unsustainable land use in West Africa

Wed, 21/12/2016
The unsustainable land use issue has been identified as key threat to biodiversity conservation in the West African Region.

COP22: Developing nations lead way in the fight against climate change

Tue, 22/11/2016
At the first climate change conference since the landmark Paris Agreement treaty became legally-binding, the pressure was on to turn legislation into real action.
Vultures poisoned near Masai Mara © E. Reson

Poisoned to extinction: a bold new approach to saving Africa's vultures

Wed, 16/11/2016
First-ever anti-poisoning training to be held in Kenya which will help stop the mass-deaths of vultures and other wildlife
Yellow-nosed Albatross © Ed Dunens

The man saving 30,000 seabirds

Tue, 15/11/2016
A real ‘high-seas hero’, Clemens coordinates the ATF in Namibia. His work has led to the government recently passing regulations to stop seabird bycatch.
Woodchat Shrike © Michele Lamberti

Empowering women to make sustainable shea butter

Mon, 14/11/2016
As diverse woodlands make way for shea trees, a pilot project aims to ensure the ecological cost won’t outweigh the profits.
Tree planting in Burkina Faso © Michiel van den Bergh

Trees for Life

Fri, 11/11/2016
Landmark research involving arduous work counting over 300 000 trees across the Sahel and searching for presence of migratory birds, has delivered a list of tree species that are preferred by birds.
Cross River © jbdodane/Flickr

Irreplaceable - Cross River National Park, Nigeria

Tue, 08/11/2016
In our 'Irreplaceable' series, we cast a light on the globally-significant bird habitats that are in danger of disappearing forever.
Illegally shot Hobby © David Tipling/BirdLife Malta

Stopping bird killing in the Mediterranean

Fri, 04/11/2016
Reducing the killing of protected species, improving the protection of key sites for migratory birds and ensuring adequate law enforcement.