News Africa

Namibia on-board with BirdLife to end seabird bycatch in world’s worst fishery

Tue, 17/03/2015 - 14:22

“Namibia stands at the threshold of moving, in very short time, from being the worst country in the world for seabird bycatch, to the very best”, said Oliver Yates, BirdLife International’s Global Albatross Task Force Coordinator.

Africa Marine

Women in Conservation: Songs for the Forest

Mon, 16/03/2015 - 15:34

This second article in the series about 'women in conservation' shows how Maasai women in the Loita Hills (South Nguruman Important Bird Area/Key Biodiversity Area, Kenya) are eager to protect their forest - if only the men would allow it.

Africa Local Engagement and Empowerment Programme


Thu, 26/02/2015 - 09:21

Involving women in conservation - a smart plan, or still a bit of a taboo? Conservation International, supported by BirdLife International, funds five small and innovative projects in East Africa that aim to provide a better understanding of what's really going on between men and women in environmental decision-making. The first of a series of eyeopening articles...

Africa Local Engagement and Empowerment Programme

Conservation plug-in charges efforts to save West Africa's seabirds

Fri, 20/02/2015 - 09:44

Efforts to save West Africa’s disappearing seabirds are to be given a boost thanks to an ambitious monitoring initiative which will help identify and protect the areas in which they forage and overwinter.

Africa Marine

Libya’s civil society celebrates its wetland wildlife and looks to the future

Fri, 06/02/2015 - 15:24

Many people were out celebrating World Wetlands Day in Libya this week. With civil society previously banned under Gaddafi, this is more promising news for the future.

Africa Libya

Plans to save the Near Threatened Cape Verde Shearwater

Tue, 20/01/2015 - 07:58

About 20 participants from Cape Verde , Senegal, South Africa, Spain and Portugal participated in a workshop in Mindelo, Cape Verde , from 1st to 4th December 2014, aiming to develop the Cape Verde Shearwater Species Action Plan.

Africa Cape Verde Marine - Africa

Local Conservation Groups learn from each other

Wed, 17/12/2014 - 09:31

Local Conservation Groups (LCGs) from Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda and Uganda meet to share their experiences in conservation and income generating activities of their communities.

Africa Local Engagement and Empowerment - Africa

Liberia takes another leap forward in biodiversity conservation

Tue, 09/12/2014 - 09:51

The biodiversity of Liberian forests is rich with endemic and endangered species, creating a very high level of conservation concern. The National Wildlife Conservation and Protected Areas Management Act has been finally endorsed by Liberia’s Lower House of Representatives and is now waiting for ratification by the Senate.

Africa Liberia Forests of Hope - Africa

Buy One, Get One Free: Leveraging Conservation Investments in Africa

Fri, 05/12/2014 - 10:53

The Promise of Sydney takes shape with more than 6000 participants attending the World Parks Congress. More than 50 BirdLife delegates from 26 countries pledged to put their considerable IBA network data at the disposal of conservationists worldwide.