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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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Tata denies links with new Lake Natron soda ash plant plans

Tue, 31/07/2012 - 14:25

The Tata Group has denied any involvement in plans to mine soda ash at Engaruka area near Lake Natron.

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Conservation, community benefits and a new Ramsar site: Ten years of conservation in western Madagascar.

Mon, 30/07/2012 - 09:37

A decade working on wetlands in Madagascar has lead to a Ramsar designation and a host of community benefits.

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Scale up work on poverty reduction and biodiversity policy making pays off in Dakatcha woodlands in Kenya

Thu, 12/07/2012 - 07:03

Birdlife Africa Partnership got a renewed boost to its work in Poverty reduction and policy making when the Spanish Agency for International Cooperation and Development (AECID) gave some additional funding amounting to Euros, 500,000 in October 2010.

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Mount Moco project boosted by support from the gulf agency company

Thu, 12/07/2012 - 06:14

The long term aim of reforesting Mount Moco, Angola’s highest mountain, and the second most important site in Angola for Afromontane forest conservation has been boosted by support from the Gulf Agency Company.

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Touching lives through conservation project

Tue, 10/07/2012 - 07:37

A team of BirdLife International and Fondation NATURAMA (BirdLife Partner in Burkina Faso) visited Oursi Lake recently to assess the impact of...

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Forest discovery improves prospects for Angola’s endemics

Fri, 06/07/2012 - 11:55

A large tract of near-pristine Afromontane forest has been found in Angola’s Namba Mountains, tripling the amount of this habitat that was thought to survive in Angola.

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Satellite-tracking to assist in the conservation of South Africa's Secretarybirds

Wed, 04/07/2012 - 08:07

BirdLife South Africa, the Endangered Wildlife Trust’s Birds of Prey Programme (EWT-BoPP), and the University of the Witwatersrand have launched a collaborative satellite tracking project on one of South Africa’s most charismatic raptors, Secretarybird.

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Policy and advocacy capacity for the BirdLife Africa Partnership boosted

Sat, 30/06/2012 - 12:12

BirdLife Africa’s ability to engage with governments and decision makers to protect sites and species got a boost this week following the training of sixteen Partner staff. The training, organised by BirdLife International, in collaboration with the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) took place in Nairobi on 24th-27th June 2012 and was financially supported by the Spanish Agency for International Development (AECID).

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