News Africa

Up in smoke: charcoal production threatens almost a tenth of Somalia’s avifauna

Mon, 17/12/2012 - 05:00

When African Union Mission in Somalia forces took control of the port city of Kismayo in Southern Somalia in September, they found an estimated four million sacks of charcoal waiting to be exported. However, a ban on export dates back to 1969.

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Regional Workshop on Mainstreaming Migratory Soaring Birds’ Considerations in the Energy Sector

Sat, 15/12/2012 - 09:36

The workshop will bring together leading experts from both the energy and nature conservation sectors to tackle bird mortality in energy infrastructure in the Middle East Region

Africa Egypt Migratory Birds and Flyways - Africa

Sustainable utilization of wetland resources by a Local Conservation Group: Case of Nyabarongo Wetlands, Rwanda.

Thu, 13/12/2012 - 13:48

Wetlands, birds and people benefit from each other in Rwanda

Africa

On the road to a common ground for Ethiopia’s energy plans and conservation of migratory soaring birds

Mon, 19/11/2012 - 08:12

Stakeholders in an energy workshop discuss the common need to promote renewable energy while ensuring that considerations of the risks to migratory soaring birds are made during the planning and operational processes of wind, solar and transmission lines developments.

Africa Ethiopia Migratory Birds and Flyways - Africa

Local Empowerment for biodiversity conservation and improved livelihoods-a necessity for the Africa region

Mon, 12/11/2012 - 15:10

The official launch of the BirdLife International Local Empowerment Programme could not have come at a better time. Despite numerous efforts, many...

Africa

Workshop ushers in new collaboration for conservation in the ‘Eastern Afromontane Hotspot’

Wed, 07/11/2012 - 12:20

A recent workshop brought together the Eastern Afromontane Hotspot Regional Implementation Team (RIT), and representatives of the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF) Secretariat. Participants developed a strategic plan for CEPF’s 5-year investment in the hotspot, aimed at strengthening civil society’s role in conservation in the region.

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Nature Clubs rejuvenated in Sierra Leone

Tue, 06/11/2012 - 12:41

7 new Nature Clubs and 10 old Clubs rejuvenated in Sierra Leone by the Conservation Society of Sierra Leone (CSSL) through the support of the Wildlife Clubs of Africa project.

Africa Sierra Leone

BirdLife International Across the River Project Presents Research Work to students of the University of Liberia

Mon, 29/10/2012 - 11:22

The Across the River project presents an over view of the biodiversity research done in the past three years in the Gola National Forest in Liberia and the Gola Rainforest National Park in Sierra Leone.

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Madagascar by Tim Stewart

Sun, 28/10/2012 - 14:44

A member of BirdLife's Rare Bird Club has produced a marvellous pictorial account of the Rare Bird Club's tour of Madagascar last year, with foreword by authors Graeme Gibson & Margaret Atwood. All proceeds will be donated to BirdLife.

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