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Birds in Europe & children in Africa prepare for migration season with Spring Alive

Mon, 01/09/2014

In Europe, millions of migratory birds are stirring.

Welcome to Taita Hills, Kenya – a guide is now available!

Wed, 20/08/2014

A guide to Taita Hills’ unique natural history has just been released.

Fast, affordable stoves destined to save Malawian forests from pressure

Tue, 19/08/2014
As we approach one of the villages in rural Malawi, a few kilometres from the Nchitsi Forest Reserve boundary, we are met by a group of villagers in song and dance. They quickly lead us to the kitchen and one of them and proudly show us a changu mbaula - Chichewa for ‘fast stove’, also known as ‘rocket’ stove for its quick cooking abilities.

Community Based Forest Management in Bechi Peasant Association exceeds expectations

Fri, 15/08/2014
The Bechi Kebele is home to 10,171 people, most of which are dependent on the slowly dwindling Sheka forest. God for People Relief and Development Organisation (GPRDO) has been working in this region since 2005 to promote community based forest management systems. In 2013 GPRDO was able to expand their work in this region after receiving a grant from the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF) to implement GPRDO’s project.

Empowering fishermen for conservation of Lake Tana and its resources

Thu, 14/08/2014
Empowering major stakeholders for sustainable utilization and conservation of Lake Tana fish resources project is being implemented by Bahir Dar University to rebuild the declining fish stock of Lake Tana and to conserve this KBA. The project also aims to raise awareness and increase knowledge in the wider community of Lake Tana’s fish resources and the human impacts on these resources.

Two new CEPF Eastern Afromontane Hotspot calls for Letters of Inquiry

Thu, 07/08/2014
The CEPF Eastern Afromontane Biodiversity Hotspot programme announces two new calls for Letters of Inquiry (LOIs). The 7th Call for Proposals is for small grants (up to USD 10,000) for urgent action at highly threatened KBAs in Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, DRC, Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia, Zimbabwe and Mozambique. The 8th Call for Proposals is for large grants (of more than USD 20,000) and small grants (of USD 20,000 or less) in Ethiopia, Rwanda, DRC, Tanzania and Zambia.

Liberian government prosecutes elephant ivory trader

Wed, 30/07/2014
Post war Liberia has seen the Country expanding from solely subsistence bush meat hunting and use of animal parts for totem and traditional purposes, to additional local-global commercialization driven hunting due to the global market demand for wildlife products.

Tanzanian Conservationists propose ways of securing the Eastern Arc Mountain forests

Wed, 23/07/2014
The Eastern Arc Mountain forests of Tanzania consist of a complex of ranges and peaks that are among the oldest in Africa. Two Critically Endangered bird species, the Uluguru Bush-shrike and the Long-billed Tailorbird are found in these forests.