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Example of successful international collaboration: 1st identification guide to migratory waterbirds in Northern Africa in Arabic language recently presented to the public

Tue, 19/03/2013 - 12:33

During a workshop held on Saturday, March 2, 2013 in Tunis by Association "Les Amis des Oiseaux” (AAO)1 in the presence of its national and international partners, a new identification guide to waterbirds in Arabic language was presented to the public.

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Empowering Local Champions for Africa’s Great Lakes

Tue, 19/03/2013 - 07:19

Empowering Local Champions for Africa’s Great Lake

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New agreements for bird sensitive energy development in Egypt!

Mon, 11/03/2013 - 09:43

The Egyptian Environmental Affairs Agency (EEAA), the Migratory Soaring Birds project’s national partner in Egypt, and the New and Renewable Energy Authority (NREA) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) crystallising their collaboration for bird sensitive energy development in Egypt

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CEPF, in association with EWNHS, launches the Eastern Afromontane Hotspot Investment in Ethiopia

Wed, 06/03/2013 - 13:51

The Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF), which funds nongovernmental efforts to conserve the world’s most biodiverse and threatened ecosystems, officially launched the Ethiopian component of its five year, $9.8 million investment plan in the Eastern Afromontane biodiversity hotspot on the 1st of March, 2013 during a festive event in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

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2nd Call for Letters of Inquiry - Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF) Eastern Afromontane Biodiversity Hotspot

Fri, 22/02/2013 - 09:20

BirdLife International, the International Union for the Conservation of Nature and the Ethiopian Wildlife and Natural History Society, in their role as Regional Implementation Team (RIT) for the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF) in the Eastern Afromontane Biodiversity Hotspot, invite civil society organizations to submit Letters of Inquiry (LOIs) for projects in all eligible countries within the hotspot: Yemen, Eritrea, Ethiopia, South Sudan, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, DRC, Rwanda, Burundi, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

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New funds for conservation in the Eastern Afromontane hotspot and the Great Lakes Region of East and Central Africa – now open!

Fri, 22/02/2013 - 08:41

Two major donors for conservation action, the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF) and the MacArthur Foundation, launched their new calls for proposals during a joint event yesterday evening in Kigali, Rwanda.

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BirdLife participates at the first universal Session of the Governing Council/Global ministerial forum

Wed, 20/02/2013 - 10:13

BirdLife International is participating in the first universal Governing Council/Global Ministerial Forum (GC/GMEF) of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) currently underway in Kenya’s capital city Nairobi from 18th to 22nd February 2013.

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Water for birds: Club installs bird baths for Seychelles Paradise Flycatcher

Wed, 23/01/2013 - 11:07

An after school club called the Friends of the Flycatcher is helping to keep the Critically Endangered Seychelles Paradise Flycatcher watered.

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Demonstrating ecosystem service values in Africa

Tue, 08/01/2013 - 09:58

A new project will train African conservationists to conduct ecosystem services assessments and use the results to promote better policy decisions and build institutional capacity

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Great loss-The late Georges Henry Oueda

Fri, 21/12/2012 - 12:03

A great loss to conservation as Georges Henry Oueda, Director of Conservation of NATURAMA (BirdLife in Burkina Faso) passes on.

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How African school children got ready to drawing competition

Fri, 21/12/2012 - 09:44

The preparations for the “My Spring” drawing competition.

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Winners of “My Spring” Drawing competition in Africa announced

Fri, 21/12/2012 - 09:15

This are the winners of the 2012 maiden edition of the Spring Alive drawing competition for children in Africa.

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Nairobi Convention COP 7 adopts a decision to conserve birds

Mon, 17/12/2012 - 13:26

The Seventh Conference of Parties (COP 7) of the Nairobi Convention ended on 14 th December with a COP Decision to designate...

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Up in smoke: charcoal production threatens almost a tenth of Somalia’s avifauna

Mon, 17/12/2012 - 05:00

When African Union Mission in Somalia forces took control of the port city of Kismayo in Southern Somalia in September, they found an estimated four million sacks of charcoal waiting to be exported. However, a ban on export dates back to 1969.

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Regional Workshop on Mainstreaming Migratory Soaring Birds’ Considerations in the Energy Sector

Sat, 15/12/2012 - 09:36

The workshop will bring together leading experts from both the energy and nature conservation sectors to tackle bird mortality in energy infrastructure in the Middle East Region

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Sustainable utilization of wetland resources by a Local Conservation Group: Case of Nyabarongo Wetlands, Rwanda.

Thu, 13/12/2012 - 13:48

Wetlands, birds and people benefit from each other in Rwanda

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On the road to a common ground for Ethiopia’s energy plans and conservation of migratory soaring birds

Mon, 19/11/2012 - 08:12

Stakeholders in an energy workshop discuss the common need to promote renewable energy while ensuring that considerations of the risks to migratory soaring birds are made during the planning and operational processes of wind, solar and transmission lines developments.

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Local Empowerment for biodiversity conservation and improved livelihoods-a necessity for the Africa region

Mon, 12/11/2012 - 15:10

The official launch of the BirdLife International Local Empowerment Programme could not have come at a better time. Despite numerous efforts, many...

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