News Africa

The Lekki Bird Club in Nigeria proves committed to bird monitoring and conservation

Mon, 24/02/2014 - 09:38



The Lekki Bird Club (LBC) is a volunteer-based bird conservation group focused on increasing the awareness of bird conservation in Lagos,

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

World Wetlands Day Celebrations at Marlborough Vlei in Harare, Zimbabwe

Mon, 24/02/2014 - 09:18

Under its jointly managed project, Protecting Harare’s Wetland Ecosystems for Nature and the City’s People, funded by

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

Participatory Rural Appraisal Training in Africa is a Great Success

Fri, 14/02/2014 - 13:01

  • “The forests around our village are important because they are our main source of fuel wood and medicines”
  • “The roads to our village are so bad that we can’t effectively market our fish and the prices we get locally are too low”

Africa Local Engagement and Empowerment - Africa

Zambian High Court overturns government Copper Mining plan in Lower Zambezi

Tue, 11/02/2014 - 07:46

The High Court in Lusaka, Zambia, on 4th February halted government approval of a plan by an Australian investor to mine copper from the Lower Zambezi National Park.

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

The decision to decommission and replace the 'killer line' follows comes after years of work from the BirdLife Partnership (S Nikolov)

Sudan 'killer line' disconnected

Thu, 30/01/2014 - 13:57

The notorious 'killer' power line from Port Sudan to the Red Sea coast has been switched off.

Africa Sudan Migratory Birds and Flyways - Africa

Controversial wind farm in Lesotho gets the go-ahead

Wed, 29/01/2014 - 12:13

The controversial wind farm proposed for Lesotho’s Maluti-Drakensberg has received the go-ahead from the Lesotho Government.

Africa Lesotho Preventing Extinctions - Africa

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