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Women in Conservation: Songs for the Forest

Mon, 16/03/2015
This second article in the series about 'women in conservation' shows how Maasai women in the Loita Hills (South Nguruman Important Bird Area/Key Biodiversity Area, Kenya) are eager to protect their forest - if only the men would allow it.

GIRRRRL POWER!

Thu, 26/02/2015
Involving women in conservation - a smart plan, or still a bit of a taboo? Conservation International, supported by BirdLife International, funds five small and innovative projects in East Africa that aim to provide a better understanding of what's really going on between men and women in environmental decision-making. The first of a series of eyeopening articles...

Conservation plug-in charges efforts to save West Africa's seabirds

Fri, 20/02/2015
Efforts to save West Africa’s disappearing seabirds are to be given a boost thanks to an ambitious monitoring initiative which will help identify and protect the areas in which they forage and overwinter.

Libya’s civil society celebrates its wetland wildlife and looks to the future

Fri, 06/02/2015
Many people were out celebrating World Wetlands Day in Libya this week. With civil society previously banned under Gaddafi, this is more promising news for the future.

Plans to save the Near Threatened Cape Verde Shearwater

Tue, 20/01/2015

About 20 participants from Cape Verde , Senegal, South Africa, Spain and Portugal parti

Local Conservation Groups learn from each other

Wed, 17/12/2014
Local Conservation Groups (LCGs) from Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda and Uganda meet to share their experiences in conservation and income generating activities of their communities.

Liberia takes another leap forward in biodiversity conservation

Tue, 09/12/2014
The biodiversity of Liberian forests is rich with endemic and endangered species, creating a very high level of conservation concern. The National Wildlife Conservation and Protected Areas Management Act has been finally endorsed by Liberia’s Lower House of Representatives and is now waiting for ratification by the Senate.

Buy One, Get One Free: Leveraging Conservation Investments in Africa

Fri, 05/12/2014
The Promise of Sydney takes shape with more than 6000 participants attending the World Parks Congress. More than 50 BirdLife delegates from 26 countries pledged to put their considerable IBA network data at the disposal of conservationists worldwide.

New toolkit engages young people in conservation and education

Tue, 02/12/2014
Environmental education pushes forward with the release of a new toolkit developed for Site Support Groups.