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Woodchat Shrike © Michele Lamberti

Empowering women to make sustainable shea butter

Mon, 14/11/2016
As diverse woodlands make way for shea trees, a pilot project aims to ensure the ecological cost won’t outweigh the profits.
Tree planting in Burkina Faso © Michiel van den Bergh

Trees for Life

Fri, 11/11/2016
Landmark research involving arduous work counting over 300 000 trees across the Sahel and searching for presence of migratory birds, has delivered a list of tree species that are preferred by birds.
Cross River © jbdodane/Flickr

Irreplaceable - Cross River National Park, Nigeria

Tue, 08/11/2016
In our 'Irreplaceable' series, we cast a light on the globally-significant bird habitats that are in danger of disappearing forever.
Illegally shot Hobby © David Tipling/BirdLife Malta

Stopping bird killing in the Mediterranean

Fri, 04/11/2016
Reducing the killing of protected species, improving the protection of key sites for migratory birds and ensuring adequate law enforcement.
Yellow-nosed Albatross © Brian Gratwicke

Training fishermen to prevent seabird deaths in Namibia

Thu, 03/11/2016
Seabird bycatch could be drastically reduced due to the introduction of new legislation in Namibia. Here's how we will ensure the new law is fully enforced.
Sakalava Rail (Zapornia olivieri)

Forests, wetlands and people: celebrating 20 years of Malagasy success

Thu, 03/11/2016
BirdLife Partner Asity Madagascar today celebrates its 20th anniversary, rounding off years of conservation success for forests, wetlands and people across Madagascar.
Scaly Ground-roller © Pete Morris

Conserving Madagascar's forest of hope

Thu, 20/10/2016
Developing the confidence of local communities and a BirdLife Partner to work together to protect the environment has brought encouraging changes for nature and people.
Igamba Falls on the Malagarasi River, Tanzania ©John Friel

Malagarasi river finds favor with local women

Fri, 14/10/2016
In the Malagarasi River basin in Tanzania, a CEPF-funded project – through the small grants programme managed by BirdLife International – engaged women to help conserve one of the world’s most important parts of the Eastern Afromontane hotspot.
Participants during the training session @Dossa

New strides in data collection between seabirds and fishing activities off the coast of West Africa

Fri, 07/10/2016
BirdLife International is currently working through the Alcyon Project in order to understand the importance that West African waters have for seabirds.