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Restoration of a lost seabird community in Mauritius is gaining momentum

Mon, 27/01/2014 - 07:39

The Mauritian offshore islands, especially Round Island and Serpent Island, play an important role in supporting some of the largest breeding colonies of seabirds in the Indian Ocean.

Africa Mauritius Marine

New small grant opportunity for 'conservation and gender' projects in Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda

Tue, 14/01/2014 - 11:45

Conservation International, supported by BirdLife International, today launched a new small grants funding opportunity to further global and local understanding and practice of gender equality and women’s empowerment vis-à-vis environmental conser

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New website, map and E-bulletin ("SASA-3") for the Eastern Afromontane Hotspot

Mon, 13/01/2014 - 11:08

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The Eastern Afromontane Hotspot Regional Implementation Team - consisting of BirdLife International, the International Union for the Conservation of Nature and the Ethiopian Wildlife and Natural History Society - has launched a new

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A milestone BirdLife Botswana project successfully completed

Wed, 11/12/2013 - 06:47

A project Strategic Partnerships to improve the financial and operational sustainability of protected areas funded by UNDP-GEF to a tune of USD 953,300.00, implemented by BirdLife

Africa Botswana Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBA) - Africa

The Conservation of Migratory Birds (CMB) project announces launch of the Young Graduates Research Project (YGRP) award

Mon, 09/12/2013 - 07:01

The Conservation of Migratory Birds (CMB) project is a BirdLife International initiative, with joint funding from MAVA Foundation and Vogelbeschermi

Africa Migratory Birds and Flyways - Africa

The increasing use of mist nets along large stretches of the North African coast is a worrying development (H Schulz)

Concern over migrant birds prompts international response

Wed, 04/12/2013 - 14:48

In recent months, the indiscriminate and unsustainable killing of migrant birds in North Africa has become an issue of public concern in a growing number of countries.

Africa Egypt Migratory Birds and Flyways

Ecology now knocks out Lake Natron Soda Ash mining

Fri, 29/11/2013 - 07:29

The proposed soda ash mining at Lake Natron has suffered another major blow as a new scientific study shows that such an activity would “almost certainly” wipe out the Lesser Flamingo population.  The study also shows that ninety per cent of the L

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Agricultural development in the Afromontane Hotspot

5th Call for Letters of Inquiry – CEPF Eastern Afromontane Biodiversity Hotspot; Yemen, Ethiopia, Burundi, DRC, Rwanda, Malawi and Zambia

Tue, 12/11/2013 - 08:43

BirdLife International, the International Union for the Conservation of Nature and the Ethiopian Wildlife and Natural History Society, in their role as Regional Implementation Team (RIT) for the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF) in the Eastern Afromontane Biodiversity Hotspot, invite civil society organisations to submit Letters of Inquiry (LOIs) for projects in Yemen, Ethiopia, Burundi, DRC, Rwanda, Malawi and Zambia.

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