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Addressing the real issues: a local village perspective

Mon, 31/08/2015
Local Institutions Capacity Building: Two Community Based Organisations (CBOs) and four Lower Local Governments around the mountain gorilla parks in Rwanda and Uganda have benefited from training on project planning and development organised by the International Gorilla Conservation Programme (IGCP) with financial support from the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF).
Members of LVSB conducting IBA monitoring ©Victor Olango

Site Support Group Champions Conservation of Dunga Swamp

Mon, 17/08/2015

Lake Victoria Sunset Birders (LVSB) is a Site Support Group (SSG) based in Dunga Swamp

Small grants available to protect critical coastal ecosystems in North Africa

Fri, 31/07/2015
This is a special call for small grants (up to US $20,000) which will be awarded for biodiversity conservation projects in Algeria, Libya, Morocco and Tunisia. The deadline for submission is Wednesday 10th September 2015.

Nature Kenya launches appeal to save the Taita Apalis from extinction

Thu, 30/07/2015
Nature Kenya has launched an appeal to Save the Taita Apalis from extinction. The Taita Apalis (Apalis fuscigularis) is one of the rarest birds in the world, living only in the forest fragments at the tops of the Taita Hills in southeastern Kenya. It is considered Critically Endangered in the IUCN Red List because it has a tiny occupied range of 500 hectares.

Commonwealth Professional Fellowship Scheme Climate Change Training

Wed, 29/07/2015
Keep our planet cool!! This is the message that participants of the Common Wealth Fellowship Programme on climate change policy and advocacy purposed to share with national policy makers during a six weeks training on climate change policy and advocacy.

Women at Oursi have every reason to smile as Site Support Group launches small business to alleviate poverty

Wed, 22/07/2015
As part of BirdLife’s Improving Livelihoods Project in Oursi village, Burkina Faso, together with Living on the Edge, a sustainable land use project in the Sahel region, a local community has launched a grinding mill. The aim is to generate income and to alleviate hardships faced by both women and children in processing food for consumption at the household level.

The Lost Mountain Symposium

Fri, 03/07/2015
The Additive Adventure 2015 Next Gen Symposium in Gorongosa National Park in Mozambique is a chance for participants to elevate the conversation, connections, and skills available to university students passionate about conserving the natural world and driving positive change for human societies.

The Road to Resilience

Mon, 29/06/2015
In Burundi, the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund supported capacity-building activities with communities near Kibira National Park, an Important Bird Area and Eastern Afromontane Key Biodiversity Area, to improve agricultural practices and preserve wood resources – and ultimately to reduce the pressure on the Park.

Harnessing the blue wealth of the Western Indian Ocean

Fri, 26/06/2015
“The ocean is my marine library”, were the wise words of a young Seychellois boy who read out a poem he’d written for the Opening Ceremony, the just concluded 8th Conference of the Parties (COP 8) of the Nairobi Convention with the theme “Conserving the Marine and Coastal Environment for the Western Indian Ocean for the next 30 Years”. Seychelles’ hosting the COP 8 meeting three decades after the Convention was adopted on its soil was an unprecedented coincidence.