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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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1st Call for proposals, and launch of new funding opportunity for biodiversity hotspot

Tue, 18/09/2012 - 10:07

BirdLife International, IUCN and EWNHS have launched a new funding opportunity for conservation in the Eastern Afromontane Biodiversity Hotspot

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Living on the Edge: protecting and restoring ecosystems in the Sahel

Sun, 16/09/2012 - 10:29

Birds and people depend on natural resources for their survival. The intricate link between people and their environment is especially apparent in the Sahel, with its millions of people (and hundreds of millions of goats), its unpredictable rainfall, and the increasing pressure on wetlands, trees and grasslands which are also used by billions of migratory and Afrotropical birds.

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School attendance rises and disease falls in the Bagyeli/Bakola communities

Sun, 16/09/2012 - 10:18

Indigenous Bagyeli and Bakola communities in Cameroon are highly marginalised, and most live in poverty. High levels of illiteracy have hindered their...

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Micro-loans and a voice for women around the Gola Rainforest National Park

Sun, 16/09/2012 - 10:09

As part of the “Across The River” Trans-boundary Peace Park project in the Gola forest between Sierra Leone and Liberia, BirdLife Partners are making sure that local people benefit from the conservation and sustainable use of the forest.

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Launch of the 2012 ‘Spring Alive’ Season in Africa

Wed, 12/09/2012 - 16:37

On 1st of September 2012, (8) African BirdLife International Partners will start their observations of migratory birds returning to spring in Africa...

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BirdLife Africa Partnership participates at Africa Environment Ministers ‘meeting

Wed, 12/09/2012 - 09:54

The BirdLife Africa Partnership is participating at the African Ministerial Conference on Environment (AMCEN) meeting currently underway in Arusha, Tanzania.

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Stakeholders happy with new Lake Natron cost benefit analysis report

Mon, 03/09/2012 - 10:35

Stakeholders have given a nod of approval to a new economic analysis study showing that soda ash mining at Lake Natron is not economically viable.

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Soda ash mining at Lake Natron is not economically viable

Wed, 29/08/2012 - 09:37

A new Cost Benefit Analysis report shows that the mining of soda ash at Lake Natron in Northern Tanzania is not economically viable.

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Tanzanians call for easier data access and sharing for posterity of a biodiversity hotspot

Thu, 16/08/2012 - 12:14

Tanzanian stakeholders have expressed urgent need for consolidation; sharing and easier access of biodiversity data in order to help in guiding conservation decisions and reduce duplication of efforts. This is particularly in regard to the Eastern Arc Mountains and Coastal Forests, a region that forms part of a unique biodiversity rich hotspot that has over years attracted a lot of research and conservation interest.

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Using nature to help people adapt to climate change in East Africa

Tue, 14/08/2012 - 12:17

With support from the UK government’s Darwin Initiative, BirdLife International is working with people towards sustainability in the use of natural resources, is raising awareness and building capacity on the role of ecosystems in adaptation amongst government and civil society in Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda and Uganda.

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