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World Wetlands Day 2012 celebrations in Kenya

Tue, 03/04/2012 - 07:05

The World Wetlands Day is marked yearly on 2 February to commemorate the date of the adoption of the Convention on Wetlands, which was done on 2 February 1971 in the Caspian Sea.

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Africa Partnership Meeting about to start on 26 March, ceremoniously

Fri, 23/03/2012 - 12:14

The BirdLife International Council for the Africa Partnership meeting is about to start. Follow its progress on these pages...

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Scientists discover an ‘invisible barrier’ that holds the answer to one of nature’s little mysteries

Fri, 16/03/2012 - 08:23

Why would a smart and adaptable bird that eats almost anything and can survive happily in even the most heavily degraded habitats, have a world range so small it would fit comfortably inside a quarter of of Wales?

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Regional workshop for the conservation strategy of the Great Lakes Region

Mon, 27/02/2012 - 12:43

The strategy will look at sites that are of critical importance to biodiversity and at the threats to them, but it will also consider Ecosystem Services and human wellbeing.

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Ethiopia dam project rides roughshod over heritage of local tribes people

Mon, 27/02/2012 - 12:16

Thousands of semi-nomadic tribespeople are being forcibly moved from their traditional lands in southern Ethiopia to make way for European and Indian sugar cane and biofuel plantations, according to testimonies collected by Survival International researchers.

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Waterbird Watching during World Wetlands Day in Botswana

Tue, 21/02/2012 - 12:30

BirdLife Botswana celebrated World Wetlands Day 2012 with a group of young school children at the Gaborone Game Reserve.

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BirdLife South Africa's first Important Bird Areas newsletter

Mon, 06/02/2012 - 09:30

The newsletter includes updates on environmental education, Marine IBAs and community development.

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BirdLife welcomes passing of law to secure transboundary ecosystems in East Africa

Fri, 03/02/2012 - 13:10

There is excitement at the news of the East African Legislative Assembly passing a law that could transform how transboundary ecosystems and resources are managed in East Africa.

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Mutulanganga, Zambia

Wed, 25/01/2012 - 10:56

Status : Forest reserve Campaign period : 2010-2011 Background It is the woodland area on the Siavonga district just beyond the badly...

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Dakatcha Woodland, Kenya

Wed, 25/01/2012 - 10:48

Status: Important Biodiversity and Bird Area Campaign period : 2009 and Ongoing Background The Dakatcha woodland is found near the town of...

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Lake Natron, Tanzania

Wed, 25/01/2012 - 09:54

Status: Important Bird Area (IBA), a Ramsar site Campaign Period: February 2007 and ongoing Background Lake Natron is found in the Northern...

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PAOC 13 - Call for Abstracts

Thu, 19/01/2012 - 11:00

The PAOCC invites all participants to submit abstracts for the PAOC 13.

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An amazing conservation success story in Seychelles

Thu, 05/01/2012 - 08:35

Fifty nine Seychelles Warblers have been transferred from Cousin Island Special Reserve to Frégate Island Private thanks to a Nature Seychelles led initiative.

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e-petition calls to save the last Houbara Bustards in Tunisia

Mon, 02/01/2012 - 10:00

AAO-BirdLife in Tunisia have started an e-petition to mobilise international support for new poaching threats to the remaining Houbara Bustard populations of Tunisia.

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Habitat danger for Seychelles Paradise-flycatcher

Mon, 26/12/2011 - 13:51

The illegal felling of mature trees on La Digue island, the stronghold of the Critically Endangered Seychelles Paradise-flycatcher has been exposed by the local media.

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First announcement: Council for the Africa Partnership meeting March 2012

Thu, 22/12/2011 - 10:00

The next Council for the Africa Partnership meeting will take place in Kenya between 26 and 30 March 2012. Read all about it!

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Heads bring security to climate talks

Thu, 08/12/2011 - 22:00

This post shares thoughts and experiences from the Climate Change Conference currently going on in Durban South Africa. It is the 17th Conference of Parties – simply put, COP 17.

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The Power of the Yellow Badges at COP

Wed, 07/12/2011 - 11:00

The UNFCCC COP17 is currently being held in Durban, South Africa. People attending the conference are either given a pink badge, if they are representing one of the parties, or a yellow badge, if they are representing an NGO.

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