News Africa

Seeds and crop rotation! A sustainable reality for the Manda Wilderness Agricultural Project - Part 1

Tue, 15/04/2014 - 07:52

One of the first CEPF-funded small grants in the Eastern Afromontane Hotspot is delivering results already - read all about the Manda Wilderness Agricultural Project in Mozambique! (part 1 of 3)

Africa Mozambique

Abidjan convention set to promote Blue Growth in Africa

Mon, 14/04/2014 - 07:58

At the COP 11 meeting, the Contracting Parties to the Convention Cooperation for the Protection, Management and Development of the Marine Environment...

Africa

BirdLife Partner NABU engages in Africa against ivory poaching

Fri, 11/04/2014 - 14:51

NABU, BirdLife Partner in Germany, is warning of an increase in poaching in African national parks where poachers are killing around 100 elephants a day.

Africa Kenya

Tinhosas Islands – desert island, seabird paradise

Fri, 11/04/2014 - 07:00

São Tomé e Príncipe is a small tropical country known amongst birdwatchers and conservationists for its endangered secondary forests, and high level...

Africa Sao Tome and Principe Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBA) - Africa

Are we finally almost there? The Gola Forest National Park gazettement in Liberia: an update

Thu, 10/04/2014 - 13:36

The Liberian Government has been undertaking some admirable steps as part of efforts to conserve the remaining disappearing West Africa Upper Guinea...

Africa Liberia Forests of Hope - 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 Climate Change - Africa

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 - Africa

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 Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBA) - Africa

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 Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBA) - Africa

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 Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBA) - Africa

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 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 Aage V. Jensen Charity Foundation...

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...

Africa Local 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...

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

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