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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.
Brown Booby © Gillian Holliday

Protecting the majestic seabirds of West Africa

Thu, 26/01/2017
Alcyon is a fabulous seabird, with plaintive song, considered a good omen by Greeks and poets because according to legend it only builds its nest on a calm sea.
Participants of the donor roundtable © J. Fuhnwi

Improved collaboration to conserve forests, biodiversity in West Africa

Thu, 19/01/2017
During a biodiversity conservation donor roundtable on 12 -13 January 2017 in Accra, Ghana, conservation experts agreed to collaborate more closely to address key challenges facing grant making in the hotspot, by engaging more with local CSOs operating in the region.