Tue, 26/05/2015 - 16:40
The community of Ruyigi in the East of Burundi, represented by the association Serukubeze, a Site Support Group (SSG), is engaged in protecting the Mpungwe Mountain Chain, the country’s largest ecosystem.
Mon, 18/05/2015 - 08:07
This seventh and last article in the series about 'women in conservation' lists the main lessons learned from the five ‘Women in Healthy Sustainable Societies’ projects that were implemented between May 2014 and March 2015, at five Eastern Afromontane KBAs in Kenya and Uganda.
Thu, 14/05/2015 - 09:46
This sixth article in the series about 'women in conservation' describes how cultural barriers prevented women from taking leadership roles in community conservancies in Northern Kenya. But even culture can change.
Mon, 11/05/2015 - 11:42
Experts from governments, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), African Union (AU), Regional Economic Commissions, civil society organisations and donors met in Brazzaville to develop an African Strategy to Combat Illegal Wildlife Trade to coordinate action across the continent.
Thu, 07/05/2015 - 12:05
This fifth article in the series about 'women in conservation' describes how economic development of women at the Echuya Forest Reserve in Uganda, reduces pressures on the forest - and stress in their homes.
Tue, 28/04/2015 - 14:13
Over the last year, intensive effort has been under way to survey and monitor the Critically Endangered Long-billed Tailorbird, in the East Usambara Mountains in Tanzania, to provide information on the species distribution and habitat requirements.
Preventing Extinctions - Africa
Thu, 23/04/2015 - 12:16
This fourth article in the series about 'women in conservation' describes how a nine-month project shook the decision-making fora related to conservation of the Kikuyu Escarpment forest IBA in Kenya: nobody can 'forget' the women anymore!
Thu, 16/04/2015 - 09:27
Major changes to the climate are happening in the villages of South Kivu in the Democratic Republic of Congo, affecting the physical environment and even the social structure of the communities. Horizon Nature is an NGO working in South Kivu and is partnering with BirdLife International and other partners in the region to enhancing climate change resilience in the Lake Kivu Basin through applying the CRAG approach.
Climate Change - Africa
Wed, 01/04/2015 - 12:43
The Alcyon project of BirdLife International, funded by the MAVA Foundation, supports the monitoring of colonial breeding species in West Africa in order to identify marine Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBAs) and thus to improve protection of the region’s seabirds. BirdLife is collaborating with Veda Consultancy and other partners to conduct research into Royal Tern in this area