News Africa

Is Europe closer to saving its vultures and eagles?

Tue, 04/11/2014 - 09:55

Despite killing nearly all vultures in Asia, veterinary diclofenac was made legal in Europe in 2013. After intense campaigning by Birdlife, EU...

Europe and Central Asia

Action taken for flyways - international counts and conferences working for conservation

Tue, 04/02/2014 - 11:00

Early in January and February events have been taking place to protect the Wadden Sea and migration routes along the East Atlantic.

Europe and Central Asia Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBAs) - Europe and Central Asia

Demonstrating ecosystem service values in Africa

Tue, 08/01/2013 - 09:58

A new project will train African conservationists to conduct ecosystem services assessments and use the results to promote better policy decisions and build institutional capacity

Africa

Workshop ushers in new collaboration for conservation in the ‘Eastern Afromontane Hotspot’

Wed, 07/11/2012 - 12:20

A recent workshop brought together the Eastern Afromontane Hotspot Regional Implementation Team (RIT), and representatives of the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF) Secretariat. Participants developed a strategic plan for CEPF’s 5-year investment in the hotspot, aimed at strengthening civil society’s role in conservation in the region.

Africa

Strengthening local capacity for conservation in Morocco

Wed, 10/10/2012 - 11:03

SEO/BirdLife efforts to build a strong, committed national NGO in Morocco to join the BirdLife partnership takes a significant step forward.

Africa

2012: Record-breaking season for Spring Alive!

Fri, 20/07/2012 - 15:05

With the arrival of summer, the 7th season of the Eurasian Spring Alive programme has been completed, characterised by the breaking of a new record and a technological innovation. The campaign now moves to Africa where from September onwards, participants will celebrate the arrival of spring with bird-watching and other bird-related activities.

Europe and Central Asia

Huge loss to conservation in Africa - The late Prof Emmanuel Obot

Mon, 04/06/2012 - 10:22

Professor Emmanuel Obot, Executive Director of the Nigerian Conservation Foundation (BirdLife in Nigeria), ex-CAP Chair and former member of the Africa Regional Committee, died in the ill-fated Dana Air plane crash that took place on June 3 in Lagos, Nigeria.

Africa

BirdLife projects flying high in UNEP-GEF top-twenty

Wed, 23/11/2011 - 08:15

To mark its 20th Anniversary, the GEF has announced and profiled its 20 best projects funded through UNEP. This ‘20-best’ list features two projects in which BirdLife International was a key player.

Middle East

Tunisian NGOs unite to tackle urgent threats to Protected Areas

Wed, 09/02/2011 - 11:52

Following the recent political instability in Tunisia, environmental and developmental NGOs have received a number of alarming reports of aggressive attacks to staff, animals and plants at Protected Areas within the country. In the face of these threats, the NGOs met recently to unite in their action to tackle the plundering of their natural resources.

Africa

Cross-border conservation vital to protect birds in a climate change world

Wed, 09/02/2011 - 08:38

Countries need to increase co-operation over conservation to protect birds and other wildlife in an era of climate change, according to a new continental-scale study.

Africa

Protection set to increase for migratory birds of prey in Europe, Asia and Africa

Mon, 31/01/2011 - 12:09

The EU Council of Ministers is on its way to signing an important MoU that would significantly increase protection for migratory raptors across European, Asian and African flyways, after a recommendation to do so by the European Commission.

Europe and Central Asia

Important Bird Areas in Africa and Associated Islands: Priority Sites for Conservation

Mon, 10/01/2011 - 13:00

1144 pages, £14.99, Available to buy. This book details 1228 sites in 58 countries in Africa which support such threatened species, or meet other criteria to qualify as Important Bird Areas (IBAs).

Africa

For he’s a jolly good (Africa Climate Change) Fellow!

Thu, 06/01/2011 - 10:42

Last month David Kuria was awarded a Certificate of Completion for successfully finishing an Africa Climate Change Fellowship with the BirdLife Africa Secretariat in Nairobi, Kenya. David has had a long association with BirdLife as the Director of The Kijabe Environment Volunteers - one of the foremost Site Support Groups in Kenya....

Africa

The Egyptian Vulture - What’s going on in Africa?

Tue, 04/01/2011 - 08:02

Since 2003 BSPB is working for the conservation of the Egyptian Vulture in Bulgaria. The gained knowledge during these years firmly shows that the main reason for the species decline is the increased adult mortality due to various anthropogenic threats. Significant part of the loss of birds is happening outside Bulgaria during the migration and wintering. In the last 7 years probably more than 20 adult birds did not return from their wintering areas.

Europe and Central Asia

Study shows alarming drop in Kenyan vultures

Wed, 22/12/2010 - 10:12

Vultures in one of Africa’s most significant wildlife reserves are declining at an alarming rate according to a new study in Biological Conservation...

Africa