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Section of an intact forest in the Guinean Forests © Mariana Cavalho

CEPF investment in West Africa shines spotlight on Liberia forests

Tue, 21/03/2017
Civil society organisations active in the field of natural resource management in Liberia now have a chance to save forests.
Field team Victor and Martin collecting tailorbird data © Norbert Cordeiro

New hope for critically endangered Tanzanian tailorbird

Fri, 17/03/2017
The Long-billed Forest-warbler, endemic to Tanzania, is now thriving in its natural habitat.
Typical wind turbines for generating energy © Samantha Ralston

Kipeto Wind Energy Project could wipe out critically endangered birds

Tue, 14/03/2017
BirdLife International, Nature Kenya, Kenya Bird of Prey Trust and The Peregrine Fund have collectively expressed concern over a proposal to develop the Kipeto Wind Energy Project.
Cape Gannet © AGAMI/Marten van Dijl

Disentangling the cause of seabird deaths in South Africa

Thu, 02/03/2017
Despite huge success in reducing the incidental catch of seabirds in fishing nets, there’s been reports that an old type of vessel used in South Africa is still posing serious threats to seabirds.
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.