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Saving Africa's only native penguin species

Mon, 10/04/2017
Africa’s only native penguin species is inching towards extinction due to local food shortages. Conservationists are now trying to reconnect penguin and prey
Stunning panoramic of Flamingos at Lake Bogoria © Anthony Ochieng

Volunteer conservationists draw attention to Lake Bogoria

Fri, 07/04/2017
Lake Bogoria is a great attraction for tourists, but it is also an Important Bird and Biodiversity Area, hosting flocks of Lesser Flamingos and hot springs.
Ostrich in the evening sun © Govorov Evgeny

Welcome to the all-new BirdLife Africa monthly newsletter

Thu, 06/04/2017

Welcome to the all-new BirdLife Africa monthly newsletter.

Salt is collected by 30 women who take turns daily from November to June © Blandine Mélis

Women are changing landscapes in Senegal

Tue, 04/04/2017
There is no shortage of ideas for these courageous women who want to invest more in the conservation of Senegal's Kalissaye Ornithological Reserve.
La fleur de sel est recueillie par 30 femmes qui se relaient quotidiennement de novembre à juin © Blandine Mélis

Des femmes actives dans la mangrove

Tue, 04/04/2017
Les idées ne manquent pas pour les femmes de Kalissaye au Sénégal, qui veulent s’investir davantage dans la conservation de cette importante aire protégée.
Training using improved cassava stems on improved methods of planting cassava ©NCF

Saving forests and farms in Nigeria

Mon, 03/04/2017
The Nigerian Conservation Foundation (NCF), under the GEF-SGP, has adopted an integrated forest management approach to enhance the economy of three selected forest-edge communities in Cross River State.
Children learning about wetlands on Monavale Vlei © BLZ

Zimbabwe's life-giving wetlands saved from cluster home fate

Fri, 31/03/2017
BirdLife's Zimbabwean Partner has helped halt the conversion of one of Harare's most vital wetlands to flats - a big win both for the capital's nature, and its people
Section of an intact forest in the Guinean Forests © Mariana Cavalho

CEPF investment in West Africa shines spotlight on Liberia forests

Tue, 21/03/2017
Civil society organisations active in the field of natural resource management in Liberia now have a chance to save forests.
Field team Victor and Martin collecting tailorbird data © Norbert Cordeiro

New hope for critically endangered Tanzanian tailorbird

Fri, 17/03/2017
The Long-billed Forest-warbler, endemic to Tanzania, is now thriving in its natural habitat.