News Africa

The President of Sierra Leone, His Excellency Ernest Bai Koroma, speaks to the BirdLife International World Congress, 22 June 2013

Sat, 22/06/2013 - 15:02

Transcript of a video message by the President of Sierra Leone where he pledges to continue to work with the BirdLife Partnership to protect the Gola Forest.

Africa Liberia Forests of Hope - Africa

Trading the desk for fitness, rejuvenation and binoculars

Wed, 19/06/2013 - 10:09

Everyday screen-based work can sometimes take toll on productivity, creativity and even health if not well managed. Even staff at the BirdLife Africa Partnership Secretariat in Nairobi knows this resorting to simple yet revitalising remedies to cope with daily pressures of life

Africa Kenya Local Empowerment - Africa

Formal protection reduces loss of natural land-cover at IBAs across Africa

Thu, 30/05/2013 - 08:26

A new study by BirdLife scientists has provided the most robust evidence yet available that legal protection protected status is effective at reducing the loss of natural land-cover within sites of high conservation importance.

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Project demonstrates community livelihoods can be improved by conserving biodiversity

Fri, 24/05/2013 - 07:29

BirdLife International through its partners in three countries; Kenya (Nature Kenya), Ethiopia (Ethiopian Wildlife and Natural History Society - EWNHS) and South Africa (BirdLife South Africa) recently concluded a livelihoods project funded by Spanish Agency for International Cooperation (AECID)

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NABU International launches fund to support families of rangers killed in action

Wed, 01/05/2013 - 14:49

A Ranger Family Support Fund was launched in Ethiopia last week to provide financial assistance to the families that are left behind from rangers who lose their lives to poachers

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Interesting raft adventure through West Africa's park of peace

Thu, 25/04/2013 - 10:08

Journey of a Lifetime

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Conservation of marines IBAs in West Africa

Fri, 19/04/2013 - 12:46

A seabird conservation project (Alcyon) that will support identification of critical sites and resources for seabirds initiated.

Africa Guinea Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBA) - Africa

Massive Marine Protected Area announced in the Southern Indian Ocean

Thu, 18/04/2013 - 06:52

An enormous Marine Protected Area, one of the largest in the world, has been declared in South Africa’s sub-Antarctic territory, the Prince Edward Islands.

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1st International Day of Forests celebrated in Ethiopia: “Forests: our Lives, our Future”

Mon, 15/04/2013 - 15:33

The first ever International Day of Forests was celebrated in Ethiopia, and EWNHS (BirdLife in Ethiopia) took the opportunity to promote the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund investment in the Eastern Afromontane hotspot.

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New Lake Natron soda ash exploration raises concern

Fri, 12/04/2013 - 15:27

Exploring for soda ash at Engaruka basin, part of the Lake Natron ecosystem started.

Africa Tanzania Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBA) - Africa

Nesting site of Endemic, Endangered Clarke’s Weaver found!

Thu, 11/04/2013 - 16:02

Clarke’s Weavers, Ploceus golandi, are only found in Kilifi County, Kenya. They live in Arabuko-Sokoke Forest, and in Dakatcha Woodland to the north. Clarke’s Weavers are usually in small flocks, feeding on insects and fruits in forests of Brachystegia spiciformis.

Africa Kenya Preventing Extinctions - Africa

Successful Flamingo breeding reported at Lake Natron!

Thu, 11/04/2013 - 12:52

Successful breeding of Flamingo reported between September 2012 and January 2013.

Africa Tanzania Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBA) - Africa

Community-based management improves forest condition in an East African biodiversity hotspot… as more species continue to be discovered.

Wed, 10/04/2013 - 14:58

A new report by the BirdLife Partnership compiles the status and trends of biodiversity in the Eastern Arc Mountains and Coastal Forests of Tanzania and Kenya

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Proposed Gola National Park Gets Additional Support

Tue, 02/04/2013 - 12:59

Proposed Gola National Park secures a two year grant from the Aage V. Jensen Charity Foundation.

Africa Forests of Hope

BirdLife mourns the passing of Mindy Baha El Din

Wed, 20/03/2013 - 06:00

It was with great sadness that BirdLife has learnt of the recent death of Mindy Baha El Din, a vocal campaigner and pioneer of conservation in Egypt.

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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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