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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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Workshop ushers in new collaboration for conservation in the ‘Eastern Afromontane Hotspot’

Wed, 07/11/2012 - 12:20

A recent workshop brought together the Eastern Afromontane Hotspot Regional Implementation Team (RIT), and representatives of the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF) Secretariat. Participants developed a strategic plan for CEPF’s 5-year investment in the hotspot, aimed at strengthening civil society’s role in conservation in the region.

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Nature Clubs rejuvenated in Sierra Leone

Tue, 06/11/2012 - 12:41

7 new Nature Clubs and 10 old Clubs rejuvenated in Sierra Leone by the Conservation Society of Sierra Leone (CSSL) through the support of the Wildlife Clubs of Africa project.

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BirdLife International Across the River Project Presents Research Work to students of the University of Liberia

Mon, 29/10/2012 - 11:22

The Across the River project presents an over view of the biodiversity research done in the past three years in the Gola National Forest in Liberia and the Gola Rainforest National Park in Sierra Leone.

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Madagascar by Tim Stewart

Sun, 28/10/2012 - 14:44

A member of BirdLife's Rare Bird Club has produced a marvellous pictorial account of the Rare Bird Club's tour of Madagascar last year, with foreword by authors Graeme Gibson & Margaret Atwood. All proceeds will be donated to BirdLife.

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Two BirdLife Africa Partners share experiences on Wildlife Clubs of Africa at 30th Annual EEASA Conference.

Mon, 22/10/2012 - 15:40

BirdLife Botswana and BirdLife Zimbabwe share their experiences on Wildlife Clubs activities at the EEASA conference.

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A Cocktail of Invasive Species in Lake Naivasha

Thu, 18/10/2012 - 09:28

Why the Fish Eagle’s striking call signifies urgent action to tackle ‘Intruders’ in Lake Naivasha.

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Kenya’s Tana River Delta Designated as newest Ramsar Site in Africa

Thu, 18/10/2012 - 08:18

A key milestone in conservation efforts in Kenya achieved as the Tana River Delta is designated as a Ramsar site.

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Uganda’s Golden Jubilee Independence Celebrations coincide with efforts to save the charismatic ‘king of the marshes’.

Tue, 16/10/2012 - 13:29

It is the morning of Tuesday 9th October 2012 and Ugandan streets and buildings are full of colour, with pictures of the...

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Strengthening local capacity for conservation in Morocco

Wed, 10/10/2012 - 11:03

SEO/BirdLife efforts to build a strong, committed national NGO in Morocco to join the BirdLife partnership takes a significant step forward.

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Love for lovebirds … as potrayed by park scouts and students

Tue, 09/10/2012 - 09:05

Park scouts of Liwonde National Park (Malawi) and students from neighbouring schools have now teamed up with a member of Wildlife and...

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Speaker of Ugandan Parliament Launches a drive to Save the Crane

Fri, 05/10/2012 - 07:34

As part of the activities to mark 50 years of independence, the Parliament of Uganda launched a fundraising drive to save the...

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Hope as copper mining at lower Zambezi IBA put on hold

Thu, 27/09/2012 - 09:03

The Zambian Environmental Management Agency (ZEMA) has turned down a mining proposal at one of Zambia’s key important bird Areas – Lower Zambezi. The proposal to mine eight million tonnes of copper ore per year was put forward by Mwembesi Resources Ltd, an Australian affiliated company. The project would involve development of the main pit at Kangaluwi and satellite pits at three other areas.

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Tana Appeal: Please give generously for Emergency Humanitarian Support to Tana River Delta Violence Survivors

Mon, 24/09/2012 - 15:16

Please give generously for Emergency Humanitarian Support to Tana River Delta Violence Survivors

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