News Alcyon project

Brown Booby © Gillian Holliday

Protecting the majestic seabirds of West Africa

Thu, 26/01/2017
Alcyon is a fabulous seabird, with plaintive song, considered a good omen by Greeks and poets because according to legend it only builds its nest on a calm sea.
Participants during the training session @Dossa

New strides in data collection between seabirds...

Fri, 07/10/2016
BirdLife International is currently working through the Alcyon Project in order to understand the importance that West African waters have for seabirds.

Turning the West African Atlantic from bycatch...

Wed, 09/03/2016
These waters see the highest levels of illegal, unreported, unregulated fishing in the world, which is disastrous for migratory avian species.
Shearwaters feeding off Senegal ©Sylla

A breakthrough in marine conservation within the...

Fri, 11/12/2015
The BirdLife International Marine Programme (BIMP) and Africa Partnership secretariat share a goal to achieve conservation objectives for seabirds and marine resources with a focus on West and North African regions through the Alcyon Project.

Future oil production sites threaten seabirds off...

Wed, 01/04/2015
The Alcyon project of BirdLife International, funded by the MAVA Foundation, supports the monitoring of colonial breeding species in West Africa in order to identify marine Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBAs) and thus to improve protection of the region’s seabirds. BirdLife is collaborating with Veda Consultancy and other partners to conduct research into Royal Tern in this area