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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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Planning process for Tana River Delta under way!

Tue, 11/10/2011 - 15:22

A high-level meeting has stated the need for a strategic plan for the Delta.

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For lovebirds everywhere

Fri, 30/09/2011 - 14:24

Birdlife International has teamed up with the Good Gifts Catalogue to raise funds for Lilian’s Lovebirds Agapornis lilianae in Malawi.

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Nature Seychelles wins innovation prize

Fri, 30/09/2011 - 09:23

Nature Seychelles (BirdLife Partner) has won the 2011 International Innovation Prize from the World Leisure Organisation.

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Transition plan for the BirdLife Morocco programme launched

Wed, 28/09/2011 - 11:08

The BirdLife Partnership has been active in Morocco for more than 15 years.

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BirdLife to work with the Nairobi Convention

Fri, 16/09/2011 - 12:33

BirdLife is starting a project 'Enhancing the Protection of Birds in the Marine and Coastal Environment' of the Nairobi Convention.

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Meeting held on sustainable management of Deltas in Kenya

Wed, 07/09/2011 - 11:13

The future of Tana Delta is discussed at an inter-ministerial meeting held at the office of the Prime Minister.

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Controversial Lake Natron soda ash project still in limbo

Tue, 06/09/2011 - 12:47

Soda ash project in Lake Natron, Arusha Region, could face further delays to take off owing to lack of required clearance from environmental authorities.

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Kenya’s environment authority advises jatropha is 'not viable' in coastal Kenya

Fri, 02/09/2011 - 10:35

Hope rise that the planting of the biofuel crop jatropha within the Coast region of Kenya is to halt.

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Conserving nature, empowering women in Paraguay

Mon, 15/08/2011 - 09:07

Nature Canada has successfully completed its latest project in Paraguay, where it helped nearly 500 women farmers in four rural communities to increase their food security and improve their health.

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Birds of Ghana book aims to inspire a new generation of conservationists

Thu, 28/07/2011 - 16:54

The first field guide to the birds of Ghana is intended for the people of Ghana rather than overseas visitors.

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Universities invest in Seychelles Warbler research

Wed, 20/07/2011 - 12:16

Nature Seychelles (BirdLife Partner) has received a total of £40,000 to renovate the Cousin Island Field Station.

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