News Africa

Firsts for flamingos in Tunisia

Fri, 31/10/2014
This year, for the first time, a small colony of about one hundred flamingos nested successfully in the Korba Lagoon, northern Tunisia. Les Amis des Oiseaux (AAO, BirdLife in Tunisia) quickly mobilized its members and partners to help ring the young flamingos, making this also the first time flamingos have been ringed in Tunisia.

BirdLife South Africa’s Dr Ross Wanless wins Environmentalist of the Year award

Fri, 24/10/2014
Dr Ross Wanless, from BirdLife South Africa’s Seabird Conservation Programme and the BirdLife Marine Programme, has been awarded the prestigious SAB Environmentalist of the Year Award.

SSG institutional capacity building crucial to biodiversity conservation

Tue, 07/10/2014
Site Support Groups in Kenya continue to gain strength in capacity to help conserve great biodiversity in the Lake Victoria Basin.

Biosfera I and conservation of the near threatened Cape Verde Shearwater

Tue, 30/09/2014
Biosfera I, a national non-governmental organisation for the protection of the environment in Cape Verde is working hard to save the Cape Verde Shearwater.

Manuals for empowering Africa’s citizens to conserve migratory birds

Wed, 24/09/2014
The BirdLife Africa Secretariat in conjunction with BirdLife Poland recently adapted and launched an African teacher’s manuals for Grades 1-3 and 4-6. The teacher’s manuals cover topics such as bird identification, bird behavior, the concept of migration and the challenges birds face along the routes. The manuals also provide interactive and interesting games for the children.

Unravelling mysteries for conservation of birds in São Tomé e Príncipe

Thu, 11/09/2014
Thanks to the efforts of the Association of Biologists Sãotomense (ABS) in partnership with BirdLife International, a team of researchers led by Hugulay Maia has been able to describe some important aspects of the reproductivce behaviour of the Dwarft Ibis in São Tomé.