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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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For he’s a jolly good (Africa Climate Change) Fellow!

Thu, 06/01/2011 - 10:42

Last month David Kuria was awarded a Certificate of Completion for successfully finishing an Africa Climate Change Fellowship with the BirdLife Africa Secretariat in Nairobi, Kenya. David has had a long association with BirdLife as the Director of The Kijabe Environment Volunteers - one of the foremost Site Support Groups in Kenya....

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Study shows alarming drop in Kenyan vultures

Wed, 22/12/2010 - 10:12

Vultures in one of Africa’s most significant wildlife reserves are declining at an alarming rate according to a new study in Biological Conservation...

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A Chance for biodiversity in the Albertine Rift in the face of Climate Change

Mon, 20/12/2010 - 12:08

Biodiversity in Africa’s Albertine Rift, especially birds, is set to benefit from a number of measures and actions by BirdLife International that are aimed at preparing them for Climate Change...

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Zambian Ornithological Society 2011 calendar out now...

Mon, 13/12/2010 - 14:46

The Zambian Ornithological Society (ZOS) is very privileged to have one of Zambia's leading photographers - Stephen Robinson - design a superb 2011 Calendar...

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Africa Climate exChange online

Thu, 02/12/2010 - 13:47

Have you visited Africa Climate exChange, the one stop shop on information on climate change, mitigation and adaptation in Africa?

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Ethiopian surveys find high densities of Prince Ruspoli’s Turaco but highlight threats

Thu, 25/11/2010 - 10:24

Recent surveys of Prince Ruspoli’s Turaco suggest that rates of habitat change have been very fast in the northern part of the species’s range, where large areas have been converted to agriculture and plantations of exotic trees.

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Liberia and Sierra Leone move to designate Gola Rainforest as National Park

Mon, 22/11/2010 - 07:59

The governments of Liberia and Sierra Leone have started the formal processes of designating the Gola Rainforest as a shared National Park and Protected Area...

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Biofuels policy threatens wildlife habitats

Tue, 16/11/2010 - 06:56

Meeting a European target to use biofuel in Britain’s 30 million cars will result in the destruction of an area of wildlife habitat the size of the West Country, a study has found...

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Lake Natron scoops top award

Mon, 15/11/2010 - 15:58

Lake Natron has won the top Blue Globe Award in the first World Wetlands Network Globe Awards.

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Kenyan Important Bird Area keeps National Park status

Mon, 15/11/2010 - 10:23

The High Court of Kenya has reversed an order by President Mwai Kibaki to downgrade the Amboseli National Park to a game reserve. The High Court found the move to ‘de-gazette’ Amboseli was illegal...

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South African birds in trouble

Wed, 03/11/2010 - 08:46

Of the 10,000 bird species on Earth, 1,226 are listed as Critically Endangered, Endangered or Vulnerable. Forty of these occur in South Africa and of these 20 are endemic. Although extinction is a natural phenomenon, species are now disappearing from our planet at an alarming rate, and studies have shown that this is mostly driven by human activities.

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Project to save reefs from climate change launched

Mon, 01/11/2010 - 08:06

Nature Seychelles (BirdLife Partner) have launched an innovative project to restore damaged corals in Seychelles called Reef Rescuers - Restoring Coral Reefs in the Face of Climate Change at its office the Centre for Environment and Education in Roche Caiman in the presence of Seychelles Minister for Investment, Natural Resources & Industry, Peter Sinon, US Ambassador to the Seychelles Mary Jo Wills, partners from government and the civil society, and other guests.

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