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Members of the Site Support Group at Oursi © Seydou Nacro

Saving Lake Oursi with phones and Facebook

Wed, 22/02/2017
Volunteer conservationists in rural Burkina Faso are turning to social media in order to save their local wetland.
BirdLife team working in São Tomé's richly biodiverse forests © BirdLife

Discovering the remarkable nature of São Tomé and Príncipe

Tue, 21/02/2017
There are undoubtedly discoveries to be made in these biodiverse islands, with the invertebrate and marine biodiversity of the archipelago particularly understudied.
Louisa Kabobah (far right) standing with school children © GWS

Ghana Wildlife Society wins Action of the Year Award

Wed, 08/02/2017
Ghana Wildlife Society (GWS) has been announced the winner of the 2016 Action of the Year contest, for its submission - "A walk with Swallows".
Children participating in the waterbird count ©BirdLife International

Children taught to identify and count birds in Senegal

Wed, 01/02/2017
BirdLife International experts and other conservation stakeholders in Senegal have given kids the opportunity to develop a lasting interest in bird science.
Vultures feeding on a carcass at an IBA site on a farm in Chisamba, Zambia, now being targeted as a Vulture Safe Zone ©BWZ

Helping farmers create a safe haven for vultures in Zambia

Fri, 27/01/2017
In a bid to secure a safe haven for vultures, BirdWatch Zambia has educated farm owners, managers and workers within the Chisamba IBA to protect natural habitats from man-made threats.
Brown Booby © Gillian Holliday

Protecting the majestic seabirds of West Africa

Thu, 26/01/2017
Alcyon is a fabulous seabird, with plaintive song, considered a good omen by Greeks and poets because according to legend it only builds its nest on a calm sea.
Participants of the donor roundtable © J. Fuhnwi

Improved collaboration to conserve forests, biodiversity in West Africa

Thu, 19/01/2017
During a biodiversity conservation donor roundtable on 12 -13 January 2017 in Accra, Ghana, conservation experts agreed to collaborate more closely to address key challenges facing grant making in the hotspot, by engaging more with local CSOs operating in the region.
Loggerhead sea turtles in Kuriat Islands © Louis-Marie Préau

The Mediterranean Basin: together for nature

Wed, 11/01/2017
After five years of conservation in the Mediterranean, our latest publication "Together" shows how the region's diverse cultures are committed to protecting its nature
Birds killed by collision and electrocution by powerlines in Kassala State, Sudan © Ibrahim Hashim

How many more killer powerlines are there in Sudan?

Mon, 09/01/2017
Millions of migratory birds could be dying due to electrocution and collisions with electricity cables in an expanding power sector in Sudan.