News Africa

“Porto fayoum” tourism development planned at Lake Qarun - an Important Bird Area and a proposed world heritage site in egypt

Thu, 12/05/2011 - 12:22

The first development in an Egyptian protected area is planned by real estate developers.

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Study confirms IBAs are priority sites for expansion of protected area network in Africa

Mon, 09/05/2011 - 09:12

A new publication finds a significant mismatch between the protected area network in Africa, and the key habitats occupied by the continent’s most threatened birds.

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"The Pink Concern" - A Poem by Carol Njoki

Wed, 04/05/2011 - 13:46

THE PINK CONCERN Always yearning to see you Always coming across other beauties on the way But my visit is never complete...

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Drawing attention to the conservation of African vultures

Wed, 04/05/2011 - 08:43

The recently published book, 'The Vultures of Africa – A Coloring Book’ will be distributed to schools and conservation organisations throughout Africa to raise awareness of the plight of Africa’s vultures.

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Trucks and timber seized after Asity Madagascar intervenes

Mon, 25/04/2011 - 07:45

Asity Madagascar (BirdLife in Madagascar) has helped to strike a blow against illegal loggers in the Tsitongambarika forest Important Bird Area.

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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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