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IBA monitoring training for Ethiopia Site Support Groups a success!

Thu, 31/05/2012 - 14:20

Developing the capacity of local conservation groups in biodiversity monitoring is very critical in ensuring that a larger constituency of communities is contribute to IBA monitoring.

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BirdLife Africa Partnership Secretariat joins Mount Kenya Site Support Group to celebrate World Migratory Bird Day (WBMD) marked on 12th to 13th of May, 2012.

Thu, 17/05/2012 - 13:56

Each year around the world, people come together to celebrate World Migratory Bird Day to raise awareness on the protection of migratory birds. This year’s 2012 theme for World Migratory Bird Day is “Migratory birds and people- together through time”. Migratory birds and people are inseparably connected in many different ways but human activities like excessive land use, unsustainable hunting, poor agricultural practices, industrial pollution and many other activities now gravely threaten migratory birds around the world. WMBD strives towards preserving the cultural ties people have with migratory birds and the vital economic and environmental benefits they sustain.

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My experience at CAP by: Evelyn Runjugi

Thu, 17/05/2012 - 09:06

Background The BirdLife Council for the African Partnership (CAP) is the highest decision making organ in Africa. It brings together representatives from all 23 countries where BirdLife works in Africa. It constitutes of all Africa Partners, Partner Designate and Affiliates. Its inception meeting was held in Kenya in 1997 and since then, CAP has been meeting annually until 2008, when the meeting was changed to once every two years. At every meeting a chair is elected to serve until the next meeting. In 2012, CAP was held in Kenya for the third time from the 26th to 31ST March. The following are my personal impressions and lessons learnt during the meeting.

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BirdLife South Africa joins the world to celebrate World Wetlands Day

Fri, 11/05/2012 - 09:32

BirdLife South Africa held a number of events to promote the important link between healthy wetlands and the good health of people, birds and the economy

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Africa CAP of Nations match ends in a 2 all draw

Thu, 12/04/2012 - 14:51

The meeting of the Council for the Africa Partnership (CAP - not to be confused with the European 'Common Agricultural Policy') which took place in Nairobi, Kenya, started ceremoniously, and ended with a bang - or rather, four bangs.

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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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