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BirdLife Botswana Flamingo Research Update

Tue, 06/07/2010
Dr Graham McCulloch has been monitoring the globally threatened Lesser Flamingo in the Makgadikgadi Pans (Botswana) for over a decade, and one of the questions still unanswered is whether there is any link between the Southern and East African populations; if this were the case, it would have important implications for the conservation of the species...

WOW partnership renews commitment to protect migratory waterbirds and their habitats

Mon, 21/06/2010
Key organisations from the Wings Over Wetlands project partnership, representing the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands, the African-Eurasian Waterbird Agreement (AEWA), Wetlands International and BirdLife International signed a historic collaborative agreement to redouble their efforts to conserve migratory waterbird species and their critical habitats in Africa and Eurasia.

Three charismatic southern African birds heading for extinction

Tue, 15/06/2010
Three of South Africa’s flagship bird species have moved closer to extinction, according to BirdLife on behalf of the 2010 IUCN Red List. The African Penguin’s status has changed from Vulnerable in the 2009 category to Endangered, the Ludwig’s Bustard from Least Concern to Endangered and the Southern Ground Hornbill from Least Concern to Vulnerable.

International Waterbird Symposium in The Hague celebrates 15 years of flyway conservation in action

Mon, 14/06/2010
The 15th Anniversary of the African-Eurasian Migratoy Waterbird Agreement (AEWA) will is being celebrated at an International Symposium being hosted by the Government of the Netherlands in The Hague, where AEWA was concluded on 16 June 1995 at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Wildlife Conservation Society of Tanzania's International Day for Biodiversity celebrations

Mon, 14/06/2010
The Wildlife Conservation Society of Tanzania (BirdLife Partner), celebrated International Day for Biodiversity in style by organising events around the theme ‘Biodiversity is our life’.

International Day for Biological Diversity in Sierra Leone by Daniel Siaffa

Mon, 14/06/2010
Daniel Siaffa - from The Conservation Society of Sierra Leone (BirdLife Partner) - tells us about International day for Biological Diversity celebrations with school children, civil society members and the Sierra Leone Police Force!

World Migratory Bird Day Celebration Promoting Botswana’s Diverse Culture

Fri, 04/06/2010
BirdLife Botswana (BirdLife Partner) in collaboration with Department of Wildlife and National Parks celebrated World Migratory Bird Day with more than five hundred school children, forty-eight teachers and over fifty Mogobane community members on Saturday 29th May 2010 at Mogobane village kgotla. The theme for the celebration was Migratory Birds: Promoting Cultural Diversity in Botswana.

BirdLife Zimbabwe Celebrates International Day for Biodiversity

Thu, 03/06/2010
On 21 May 2010 Zimbabwe commemorated the International Day for Biodiversity. Six schools made it to the national debate competition, which was used to celebrate the day. Two of the schools in the Bird Awareness Programme - Mabvuku High and Prince Edward Boys High participated in the competition.

Timber logging concession in Mutulanganga IBA

Tue, 01/06/2010
Two companies has been awarded a timber logging concession in Mutulanganga IBA. Mutulanganga IBA is one of the areas in which the Zambian Ornithological Society (ZOS / BirdLife Partner) is working and was selected as an IBA on the basis of holding Globally Threatened Species and Biome-restricted Species.