News Capacity building

Transformation for Conservation in the Mara...

Mon, 29/02/2016
Working with local people is critical to effective, sustainable and equitable conservation. South Mara Water Users Association is a Local Conservation Group (LCG) working in the Masurura Swamp, Mara in Tanzania, one of the critical wetlands in the Lake Victoria Basin.
Iraqi students being trained at Peramagroon (Image: Richard Porter)

Darwin project puts Iraq's wildlife on the...

Fri, 05/02/2016
A three-year project in Iraq has significantly contributed to knowledge of the country's flora and fauna – including five previously unknown plant species – as well as improving the prospects for future conservation efforts in the country.

From casual birdwatching to bird monitoring and...

Thu, 08/10/2015
BirdLife in Macedonia used the recently-concluded Euro Birdwatch to help in creating the next generation of local conservationists. Here's how.

Addressing the real issues: a local village...

Mon, 31/08/2015
Local Institutions Capacity Building: Two Community Based Organisations (CBOs) and four Lower Local Governments around the mountain gorilla parks in Rwanda and Uganda have benefited from training on project planning and development organised by the International Gorilla Conservation Programme (IGCP) with financial support from the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF).

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.

New toolkit engages young people in conservation...

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

Dr. Shiiwua Manu receives first ever Marsh Award...

Mon, 03/11/2014
The new Marsh Award for International Ornithology was presented for the first time this year to Dr Shiiwua Manu, head of the A. P. Leventis Ornithological Research Institute (APLORI) in Jos, Nigeria.

SSG institutional capacity building crucial to...

Tue, 07/10/2014
Site Support Groups in Kenya continue to gain strength in capacity to help conserve great biodiversity in the Lake Victoria Basin.

Participation, resilience and sustainability for...

Tue, 13/05/2014
A CEPF-funded Eastern Afromontane Hotspot small grant project contributes to the sustainable management of Kibira National Park Important Bird and Biodiversity Area in Burundi.

Conservation management in the Guassa Plateau...

Tue, 13/05/2014
Read all about a new CEPF Eastern Afromontane Hotspot project in Guassa Plateau, Ethiopia. BirdLife International, together with IUCN and the Ethiopian Wildlife and Natural History Society, form the Regional Implementation Team that supports CEPF with their investment in the Eastern Afromontane Hotspot.

Joint Iraqi and UK team set to work on major new...

Wed, 18/04/2012
Thanks to a £300,000 (US$ 480,000) grant from Defra’s Darwin Initiative, a major new three year conservation programme is starting in Iraq.