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Proud moment as BirdLife Partnership in Africa launches Local Conservation Groups report

Fri, 08/04/2011 - 12:16

The BirdLife Partners in Africa have published a report on their experience of working with Site Support Groups.

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Help win €30,000 to protect the Kinangop grasslands in Kenya

Wed, 06/04/2011 - 13:25

NatureKenya (BirdLife Partner) is looking for funds to help save the Kinangop grassland

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African IBA monitoring project looks to sustainable future

Sun, 27/03/2011 - 10:13

African countries meet to look at how to meet their Convention of Biological Diversity obligations.

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Video report from Nightingale Island on oil spill

Wed, 23/03/2011 - 11:17

Where's Andrew TV arrived on Nightingale Island on March 23, 2011. This is what he saw.

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BirdLife South Africa’s Bird Clubs & Branches

Sat, 19/03/2011 - 09:56

This report is part of a project which aims to capture, document and disseminate these experiences and the lessons learned from them. The review is part of a project funded by the Aage V. Jensen Foundation.

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Local Conservation Groups in Malawi – Partnerships for conservation and development

Sat, 19/03/2011 - 09:35

This report is part of a project which aims to capture, document and disseminate these experiences and the lessons learned from them. The review is part of a project funded by the Aage V. Jensen Foundation.

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Saving Malawi IBAs

Fri, 18/03/2011 - 11:30

In Malawi, the Wildlife and Environmental Society of Malawi (WESM, BirdLife Affiliate) operates through nine branches covering the entire country, supported by a national secretariat in Blantyre.

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Bird Clubs South Africa style

Fri, 18/03/2011 - 08:41

BirdLife South Africa (BLSA; BirdLife Partner) has a membership of around 6,700, of whom more than 5,000 are also members of Bird Clubs. The network of more than 40 Bird Club/branches and affiliates provides a great resource, which allows BLSA to achieve much more than it could through its dedicated staff alone.

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We want more women in conservation

Thu, 17/03/2011 - 10:01

Arriving on Cousin Island Special Reserve, visitors will not fail to notice the enthusiastic group of female wardens who will welcome them to the island. It might be the driver of the boat, one of the people pushing the boat or the person leading a tour of the island.

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A lifeline to prevent Africa's first recorded bird extinction

Fri, 04/03/2011 - 11:18

Liben Lark with a population of possibly fewer than 100 birds, is widely tipped to become mainland Africa’s first recorded bird extinction, unless urgent action is taken to prevent its demise from the only area it now inhabits: a single grassy plain in southern Ethiopia.

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Zwazo magazine tackles climate change

Mon, 21/02/2011 - 09:27

The latest issue of Zwazo, Nature Seychelles' (BirdLife in Seychelles) bi-annual conservation magazine is on climate change. It contains accounts of activities being taken locally, in the region and globally to mitigate and adapt to climate change.

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Grauer’s Swamp Warbler mistnetted at Kibira National Park - Burundi

Thu, 10/02/2011 - 07:03

An Endangered Grauer’s Swamp Warbler Bradypterus graueri - so far found in the restricted range of swamps of Burundi, Rwanda and eastern...

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Tunisian NGOs unite to tackle urgent threats to Protected Areas

Wed, 09/02/2011 - 11:52

Following the recent political instability in Tunisia, environmental and developmental NGOs have received a number of alarming reports of aggressive attacks to staff, animals and plants at Protected Areas within the country. In the face of these threats, the NGOs met recently to unite in their action to tackle the plundering of their natural resources.

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Cross-border conservation vital to protect birds in a climate change world

Wed, 09/02/2011 - 08:38

Countries need to increase co-operation over conservation to protect birds and other wildlife in an era of climate change, according to a new continental-scale study.

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Celebrating World Wetlands Day while South Africa is flooding?

Wed, 02/02/2011 - 10:00

South Africa is flooding, and the extent of destruction in some areas is unprecedented. Lives have been lost, families uprooted and livelihoods destroyed. The money required to repair the devastation runs into millions of Rand. It would be fair to question why BirdLife South Africa is promoting the celebration of World Wetlands Day with the link between wetlands and water during these trying times.

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Mining and prospecting prohibition call by NGOs in South Africa

Tue, 01/02/2011 - 16:57

BirdLife South Africa supports the formal request by the Centre for Environmental Rights to the Minister of Mineral Resources for a prohibition on prospecting and mining in certain key areas of critical biodiversity and hydrological value and sensitivity.

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Local Forest Logging Stopped - Mutulanganga IBA in Zambia

Mon, 31/01/2011 - 10:34

Commercial logging in Mutulanganga IBA in Zambia has been stopped through community pressure with the help of the Zambian Ornithological Society (BirdLife Partner).

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Important Bird Areas in Africa and Associated Islands: Priority Sites for Conservation

Mon, 10/01/2011 - 13:00

1144 pages, £14.99, Available to buy. This book details 1228 sites in 58 countries in Africa which support such threatened species, or meet other criteria to qualify as Important Bird Areas (IBAs).

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