News Africa

Reviewing Ruyigi Communal Plan for Community Development: an opportunity for ABN and SSGs to influence local policy

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 14:36

BirdLife Partner in Burundi is working together with a local Site Support Group in Ruyigi to develop a Community Development Plan to sustainably manage their natural resources, and give the local community a stronger voice in local, regional and national policy.

Africa Burundi

Update from Libya – emerging conservation despite crucial times

Tue, 01/04/2014 - 16:35

Despite the crucial situation in Libya, an NGO called Libyan Society for Birds (LSB) continues working hard for nature conservation in the western region of the country. CEPF is currently the only organisation that has directly funded an environmental NGO in Libya.

Africa Libya

Cousin Island in Seychelles is a perfect marriage between tourism and conservation

Tue, 01/04/2014 - 12:56

“The island that belongs to birds, humans are welcome” is the slogan for the world’s first internationally-owned reserve known as Cousin Island...

Africa Seychelles

Kenya: home to the ‘big five’ and of the ‘many small’

Tue, 25/03/2014 - 07:04

On Saturday the 1st of March 2014, BirdLife International and Nature Kenya staff and other birding enthusiasts visited Lukenya Academy for a...

Africa Kenya

Ibis gets royal visit

Fri, 21/03/2014 - 10:14

HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco recently visited Souss Massa National Park, Morocco, home to the largest remaining wild population of Northern Bald Ibis.

Africa Morocco Preventing Extinctions - Europe and Central Asia

Local Communities oppose renewed Natron soda ash exploration

Wed, 12/03/2014 - 14:16

Over 18,000 residents of Engaruka area of Lake Natron, Tanzania , are up in arms against a government plan to build a...

Africa Tanzania

Released: a conservation plan for the Shoebill, king of the marshes

Mon, 10/03/2014 - 08:14

The International Single Species Action Plan (ISSAP) for the Conservation of the Shoebill Balaeniceps rex is now available. Its overall goal is...

Africa Uganda

Government of São Tomé e Príncipe unveils conservation plans for saving some of the most threatened birds in Africa

Tue, 25/02/2014 - 06:56

The Director of Environment, Mr. Arlindo E Carvalho, on Monday 17 February 2014 launched the São Tomé e Príncipe International Species Action...

Africa Sao Tome and Principe

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

Mon, 24/02/2014 - 09:38

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

Africa Nigeria

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 Aage V. Jensen Charity Foundation...

Africa Zimbabwe

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...

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...

Africa Zambia

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 - Europe and Central Asia

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

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...

Africa Mauritius

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...

Africa

New website, map and E-bulletin ("SASA-3") for the Eastern Afromontane Hotspot

Mon, 13/01/2014 - 11:08

Website The Eastern Afromontane Hotspot Regional Implementation Team - consisting of BirdLife International, the International Union for the Conservation of Nature and...

Africa

First small grant agreement in Ethiopia under the CEPF Eastern Afromontane Hotspot investment!

Wed, 18/12/2013 - 06:45

Ethiopian Wildlife and Natural History Society (EWNHS) , coordinator of the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF) Eastern Afromontane Hotspot Programme in Ethiopia,...

Africa Ethiopia