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Sweep-netting to identify shea pollinators. Photo © J Stout

Shea butter nourishes more than dry skin

Thu, 30/06/2016
The benefits of shea butter are plenty, but the future of this valuable oil may not be as smooth. The shea tree’s surrounding habitat is steadily being stripped of diversely flowering trees and shrubs, impacting pollinators and diminishing yields. This loss of habitat also lowers numbers of insect-hungry migratory birds. A new BirdLife project, funded by the Darwin Initiative, aims to help crack this tough nut. Education, replanting, research, and collaboration with Industry form part of a pilot project aiming to soften the rough areas of Burkina Faso’s shea butter production.
Participants during birdwatching contest in El Sunt Forest Reserve © SWS

Safe skies for migratory birds in Sudan

Thu, 16/06/2016
The Sudanese Wildlife Society (SWS) held a one day workshop to mark World Migratory Bird Day (WMBD) on 23rd May 2016, under the theme '... and when the skies fall silent? Stop the illegal killing, taking and trade'.
Lutembe Wetland affected site © RAMCEA

Conservation Strides: Lutembe bay forms Ramsar Site Committee

Mon, 13/06/2016
The Ramsar office for Eastern Africa (RAMCEA) through MacArthur funding has taken a step towards promoting the sustainable management of the wetland by constituting and training a Ramsar site committee for Lutembe wetlands, Uganda.
Healthy vultures, healthy people. © Kevin Penhallow, Valeriya Anufriyeva; Shutterstock

African governments commit to preventing poisoning of wildlife

Fri, 03/06/2016
It’s hard to think of a context in which you would use the word ‘poison’ without shuddering. But today we celebrate a use of the word in a positive context, which brings good news for Africa’s vultures…
Saker Falcon © Irene Mel, Flickr

New book release from Libya brings joy to ornithologists

Sun, 29/05/2016
Bird conservation and identification in Libya has reached a new milestone with the release of a new guide titled ‘Birds of Libya’.
Malagarasi River ©Anthony Ochieng

New partnership to safeguard Malagarasi River System

Fri, 27/05/2016
The Malagarasi River faces many urgent threats, mainly from development activities such as salt mining, hydropower dam constructions, and pressure from agriculture activities. How do you ensure that the local communities benefit without damaging the river’s biodiversity?
© NCF

Giving verve to Nigeria’s Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas

Mon, 23/05/2016
As part of its commitment and dedication to the conservation and management of Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBAs) within and outside protected areas, the Nigerian Conservation Foundation (NCF, BirdLife Partner) has conducted an Annual Water Bird Census at Hadejia-Nguru Wetlands in Yobe and Jigawa States.

Capacity for Conservation platform now available in French

Fri, 13/05/2016
Two years ago BirdLife (in collaboration with other leading international NGOs) launched the unique online sharing platform: Capacityforconservation.org. Now, with the launch of a French version of the website, we hope to support BirdLife Partners in francophone countries across the world.

RAMCEA and BirdLife join forces to promote the sustainable management of wetlands in East Africa

Wed, 11/05/2016
The Ramsar Center for Eastern Africa (RAMCEA) and BirdLife International have joined hands to promote the conservation, sustainable management and wise use of wetlands in the Eastern Africa region.