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Dakatcha Woodland, Kenya

Wed, 25/01/2012 - 10:48

Status: Important Biodiversity and Bird Area Campaign period : 2009 and Ongoing Background The Dakatcha woodland is found near the town of...

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Lake Natron, Tanzania

Wed, 25/01/2012 - 09:54

Status: Important Bird Area (IBA), a Ramsar site Campaign Period: February 2007 and ongoing Background Lake Natron is found in the Northern...

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PAOC 13 - Call for Abstracts

Thu, 19/01/2012 - 11:00

The PAOCC invites all participants to submit abstracts for the PAOC 13.

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An amazing conservation success story in Seychelles

Thu, 05/01/2012 - 08:35

Fifty nine Seychelles Warblers have been transferred from Cousin Island Special Reserve to Frégate Island Private thanks to a Nature Seychelles led initiative.

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e-petition calls to save the last Houbara Bustards in Tunisia

Mon, 02/01/2012 - 10:00

AAO-BirdLife in Tunisia have started an e-petition to mobilise international support for new poaching threats to the remaining Houbara Bustard populations of Tunisia.

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Habitat danger for Seychelles Paradise-flycatcher

Mon, 26/12/2011 - 13:51

The illegal felling of mature trees on La Digue island, the stronghold of the Critically Endangered Seychelles Paradise-flycatcher has been exposed by the local media.

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First announcement: Council for the Africa Partnership meeting March 2012

Thu, 22/12/2011 - 10:00

The next Council for the Africa Partnership meeting will take place in Kenya between 26 and 30 March 2012. Read all about it!

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Heads bring security to climate talks

Thu, 08/12/2011 - 22:00

This post shares thoughts and experiences from the Climate Change Conference currently going on in Durban South Africa. It is the 17th Conference of Parties – simply put, COP 17.

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The Power of the Yellow Badges at COP

Wed, 07/12/2011 - 11:00

The UNFCCC COP17 is currently being held in Durban, South Africa. People attending the conference are either given a pink badge, if they are representing one of the parties, or a yellow badge, if they are representing an NGO.

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Durban climate talks continue as Ministers arrive

Tue, 06/12/2011 - 13:00

Negotiators and NGOs alike are preparing for the Ministers taking over the negotiations when the High Level Segment kicks off tomorrow.

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The intrigues of a COP Meeting

Mon, 05/12/2011 - 11:00

This post shares thoughts and experiences from the Climate Change Conference currently going on in Durban South Africa. It is the 17th Conference of Parties – simply put, COP 17.

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Sierra Leone protects climate by saving its largest forest for the world

Fri, 02/12/2011 - 09:30

Sierra Leone has embraced the vital role tropical forests play in preventing climate change by conserving its most important forest.

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New book reveals natural wealth of remarkable forest

Mon, 14/11/2011 - 09:11

A new book detailing the biodiversity of one of the most remarkable forests in Madagascar, Tsitongambarika, has just been published.

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Fifteen new fundraisers in East Africa!

Tue, 08/11/2011 - 07:19

Fifteen young conservationists from six East African countries (Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Burundi, Rwanda and Ethiopia) successfully completed a project development, proposal writing and fundraising workshop at Mpala Research Centre in Kenya from 22-26 October.

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Save our Seabirds (SOS) Festival 2011

Fri, 04/11/2011 - 11:38

BirdLife South Africa's Save Our Seabirds Festival tackled the issues of overfishing, pollution and habitat loss.

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Fears in Uganda for Mabira as sugar company renews its demands

Fri, 21/10/2011 - 21:31

Mabira Forest is once again threatened by proposals to degazette almost a quarter of its area for conversion to a sugar cane plantation

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Partnership for Seychelles iconic bird

Thu, 20/10/2011 - 14:01

Nature Seychelles and the Seychelles National Park Authority have joined forces to work on a new project to help protect one of Seychelles iconic bird species

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No soda ash mining at Lake Natron without addressing environmental concerns, affirms Tanzania’s Director of Environment

Tue, 11/10/2011 - 15:46

"When we talk of sustainable use of natural resources, we mean for the benefit of current and future generations, now extraction of soda ash for sure can’t be beneficial to the future generations." Dr. Julius Ningu of the Vice President’s Office.

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