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New report shows one-third of South African IBAs are in imminent danger

Sat, 12/09/2015 - 09:00

One-third of the 112 Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBAs) of South Africa are facing imminent danger of irreversible damage, according to a new report published by BirdLife South Africa.

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New species or unnoticed plight?

Fri, 04/09/2015 - 14:47

The beautiful, newly ‘discovered’ bird species, the Tuluver, is a digitally-altered image of a Lappet-faced Vulture.

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Spring Alive event in Cameroon. Photo: CBCS

Africa, it’s your turn – migratory birds need you!

Thu, 03/09/2015 - 15:17

Make your garden, balcony or school bird-friendly with Spring Alive

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Addressing the real issues: a local village perspective

Mon, 31/08/2015 - 09:46

Local Institutions Capacity Building: Two Community Based Organisations (CBOs) and four Lower Local Governments around the mountain gorilla parks in Rwanda and Uganda have benefited from training on project planning and development organised by the International Gorilla Conservation Programme (IGCP) with financial support from the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF).


Members of LVSB conducting IBA monitoring ©Victor Olango

Site Support Group Champions Conservation of Dunga Swamp

Mon, 17/08/2015 - 15:12

Lake Victoria Sunset Birders (LVSB) is a Site Support Group (SSG) based in Dunga Swamp on the shores of Lake Victoria in Western Kenya.  The group is mainly composed of young people, with a total membership of 32, (25 men and seven women) all shar

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Small grants available to protect critical coastal ecosystems in North Africa

Fri, 31/07/2015 - 11:51

This is a special call for small grants (up to US $20,000) which will be awarded for biodiversity conservation projects in Algeria, Libya, Morocco and Tunisia. The deadline for submission is Wednesday 10th September 2015.


Nature Kenya launches appeal to save the Taita Apalis from extinction

Thu, 30/07/2015 - 08:03

Nature Kenya has launched an appeal to Save the Taita Apalis from extinction. The Taita Apalis (Apalis fuscigularis) is one of the rarest birds in the world, living only in the forest fragments at the tops of the Taita Hills in southeastern Kenya. It is considered Critically Endangered in the IUCN Red List because it has a tiny occupied range of 500 hectares.

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Commonwealth Professional Fellowship Scheme Climate Change Training

Wed, 29/07/2015 - 07:28

Keep our planet cool!! This is the message that participants of the Common Wealth Fellowship Programme on climate change policy and advocacy purposed to share with national policy makers during a six weeks training on climate change policy and advocacy.

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Women at Oursi have every reason to smile as Site Support Group launches small business to alleviate poverty

Wed, 22/07/2015 - 08:26

As part of BirdLife’s Improving Livelihoods Project in Oursi village, Burkina Faso, together with Living on the Edge, a sustainable land use project in the Sahel region, a local community has launched a grinding mill. The aim is to generate income and to alleviate hardships faced by both women and children in processing food for consumption at the household level.

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