News Africa

The women are back!

Wed, 20/01/2016
Continuation of the series about 'women in conservation', based on the five ‘Women in Healthy Sustainable Societies’ projects that have been implemented at five Eastern Afromontane KBAs in Kenya and Uganda.
“Generation-thinking leaders buy insurance by investing now, before the accident.”

Business meets biodiversity to conserve and value Africa’s ecosystems

Tue, 19/01/2016
With the launch of a video, we look back and celebrate the success of the Pan-African Business & Biodiversity Forum - a first-of-its-kind forum that pushed nature-thinking into discussions on the sustainable development of Africa to benefit nature, people and business.
Ghana has lost 90-99% of its Grey Parrot population in just two decades ©Reto Kuster

Ghana’s Grey Parrot population may soon cease to exist

Mon, 11/01/2016
In the last two decades Ghana has lost 90-99% of its Grey Parrot population. The population decline has been caused by four main factors: trade, overall forest reduction, silvicultural practices and farmland timber harvesting. The findings are published by a team of researchers from Ghana, Manchester Metropolitan University (UK) and BirdLife International.
Shearwaters feeding off Senegal ©Sylla

A breakthrough in marine conservation within the BirdLife Africa Partnership: the first steps

Fri, 11/12/2015
The BirdLife International Marine Programme (BIMP) and Africa Partnership secretariat share a goal to achieve conservation objectives for seabirds and marine resources with a focus on West and North African regions through the Alcyon Project.
Zambian children in a Spring Alive event. Photo: Victor Siingwa

A little story from spring alive

Wed, 09/12/2015
Every once in a while, you come across a little story that makes you smile, makes you breathe a sigh of hope. A small act that could be easily missed, but which represents something a lot bigger. This story is one of those stories.
Oil prospects in Uganda’s Murchison Falls National Park are branded by species, including rii, the word for giraffe in the Luo language; © Megan Seman​

CEPF Celebrates Its 2,000th Grantee: NatureUganda

Wed, 02/12/2015
NatureUganda's Programme Manager Michael Opige talks about the goal of sustainably managing oil and gas exploration in Uganda's Albertine Graben, also known as the Albertine Rift Region

Collaboration to enhance management of transboundary ecosystems launched

Tue, 24/11/2015
BirdLife International and the East African Community have joined forces to promote the protection of the environment, conservation of key transboundary ecosystems, and sustainable utilization of natural resources in the Eastern Africa region.

CEPF’s ‘rapid response fund’ in the Eastern Afromontane Hotspot – a first success

Fri, 20/11/2015
A first grant under the 'rapid response fund' has been provided to Conservation Lake Tanganyika (CLT), a local NGO in Zambia. CLT’s project aimed to enhance the participation of local people in the management of two KBAs (also an Important Bird Area) in Zambia: Sumbu National Park and Tondwa Game Management Area.
One of a few hundred adult Northern Bald Ibis; but soon to be more. Photo: Imad Cherkaoui

Record breeding success for Critically Endangered Northern Bald Ibis

Fri, 20/11/2015
Traditional symbol of fertility now coming back from brink with year-on-year population increase in Morocco thanks to work of BirdLife Partners and Moroccan Government.