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RAMCEA and BirdLife join forces to promote the sustainable management of wetlands in East Africa

Wed, 11/05/2016
The Ramsar Center for Eastern Africa (RAMCEA) and BirdLife International have joined hands to promote the conservation, sustainable management and wise use of wetlands in the Eastern Africa region.

Kenya wins Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) Awards for Planning Excellence

Mon, 09/05/2016
Kenya’s Tana River Delta Land Use Plan (LUP) and Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) have won a prestigious international award for planning excellence.
Rukarara microhydropower plant outside NNP ©WCS Rwanda

Understanding stakeholder’s perspectives on sustainable financing mechanisms for conservation in Rusizi-Kivu

Fri, 06/05/2016
Protected forests in Kivu-Rusizi Climate Resilient Altitudinal Gradient (CRAG) landscape are highly important for the well-being of its surrounding human population.
Agbokim Falls in Cross River National Park

BirdLife advocates to halt construction of superhighway through IBA in Nigeria

Mon, 18/04/2016
The Cross River National Park, one of the most biological diverse sites in Nigeria and an Important Bird and Biodiversity Area (IBA) is currently being threatened by the construction of a Super-Highway.
The White-necked Picathartes, a unique species in Ghana ©Michael Anderson

Ghana to Host Future4Nature Innovation Factory: A place for thinking outside the box

Thu, 24/03/2016
From 29th – 31st March 2016, BirdLife International, Ghana Wildlife Society and the Legon Botanical Gardens will host the Future4Nature kick-off event in Akosombo Ghana, to develop shared, innovative solutions tailored to conditions in Ghana that will lead to long-term improvements in people’s lives.

African vulture pilot study aims to reduce poisoning deaths

Fri, 11/03/2016
'Saving Africa’s Vultures', a new project to tackle the continent’s escalating vulture crisis, is now up and running, and aims to find out more about – and significantly reduce – the greatest threat facing African vultures: poisoning.

Transformation for Conservation in the Mara Wetlands

Mon, 29/02/2016
Working with local people is critical to effective, sustainable and equitable conservation. South Mara Water Users Association is a Local Conservation Group (LCG) working in the Masurura Swamp, Mara in Tanzania, one of the critical wetlands in the Lake Victoria Basin.
Very high diversity 3km into the Chunga Lagoon ©Bird Watch Zambia

January Waterbird counts on the Kafue Flats

Mon, 29/02/2016
Waterbird counts on the Kafue Flats in Zambia have been conducted bi-annually for nearly 15 years: the numbers and diversity of species on the flats are always a marvel.
Flowers of the shea tree Vitellaria paradoxa © Jane Stout

Learning about the birds and the bees in West Africa

Tue, 23/02/2016
Embarking on a new research project to uncover the secrets of bird declines and loss of habitat diversity in the shea zone of Africa, where shea pollination, biodiversity and livelihoods are linked.