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Women conservationists involved in CEPF funded projects © Anthony Ochieng

Female conservationists agree to bridge gender...

Wed, 10/05/2017
Women in conservation involved in CEPF funded projects in the Eastern Afromontane Hotspot meet in Rwanda.
The Kigali Office © BirdLife

BirdLife opens new office in Rwanda

Fri, 28/04/2017
BirdLife International has opened a brand new office in Rwanda as part of its growing network in Africa that seeks to provide locally-relevant solutions required to significantly reduce or reverse biodiversity loss, and conserve birds.
Kayaking Balkan rivers to protest against the Balkan dam boom © Balkan Rivers Tour

Protecting the pristine: Europe's last truly...

Thu, 20/04/2017
Cameras, kayaks, test tubes, tree saplings, and lawyers: this is how civil society is coming together to save the blue gem of the Balkans
Stunning panoramic of Flamingos at Lake Bogoria © Anthony Ochieng

Volunteer conservationists draw attention to Lake...

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.
Loggerhead sea turtles in Kuriat Islands © Louis-Marie Préau

The Mediterranean Basin: together for nature

Wed, 11/01/2017
After five years of conservation in the Mediterranean, our latest publication "Together" shows how the region's diverse cultures are committed to protecting its nature
Cuban Tody, a common but endemic species of Cuba © Sergey Uryadnikov

Reinvesting in Caribbean nature conservation

Thu, 15/12/2016
New study will identify Key Biodiversity Areas in the Caribbean - an opportunity for grassroots organizations to get much needed support and scale up their efforts.

The future of conservation in the Mediterranean

Wed, 30/11/2016
How best to invest in nature conservation in the Mediterranean? Conservationists come to joint answer as CEPF biodiversity evaluation and strategy reaches final stages.
Some of the trainees in the highlands of Yemen ©Hakim Aulaiah

Biodiversity conservation in Yemen – joining...

Wed, 19/10/2016
Conservationists in war-torn Yemen are organising themselves to be ready for conservation action - when it is safe again.
Igamba Falls on the Malagarasi River, Tanzania ©John Friel

Malagarasi river finds favor with local women

Fri, 14/10/2016
In the Malagarasi River basin in Tanzania, a CEPF-funded project – through the small grants programme managed by BirdLife International – engaged women to help conserve one of the world’s most important parts of the Eastern Afromontane hotspot.
Drill ©Bernard Dupont/flickr

BirdLife launches Regional Implementation Team...

Tue, 27/09/2016
On Thursday 22nd September, 2016, Birdlife International and the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF), formally launched the Regional Implementation Team (RIT) for the Guinean Forests of West Africa Biodiversity Hotspot in Accra, Ghana.
Sedimentation in Lake Kivu, fish breeding sites are threatened ©ACNR

Efforts to enhance climate change resilience in...

Thu, 18/08/2016
The CRAG project is applying various conservation approaches and activities, such as integrated water management; ecosystem-based adaptation to climate change; soil erosion, pollution and forest management; and community livelihoods, which have impact across a landscape gradient in ways that directly benefit human wellbeing and the biodiversity.
View of Lake Kivu from Rusizi River © Josep Casas

Sediment fingerprinting: monitoring erosion in...

Tue, 26/07/2016
Erosion resulting from human activities such as agriculture is a widespread and major cause of land degradation. Addressing erosion and sedimentation is therefore central to the CRAG approach currently being piloted in the Lake Kivu–Rusizi River Basins in Burundi, DR Congo and Rwanda.
Biosfera team helping the Cape Verde Shearwater © Liz Smith

Winning hearts and minds in Cape Verde

Tue, 19/07/2016
Video story: step into a desert island wilderness, where conservation work for turtles and birds is delivering heartening, long lasting, results: “Now the fishermen work with us, they help us count the birds instead of killing them. They even adopt turtle nests. It is a big, big change.”
Malagarasi River ©Anthony Ochieng

New partnership to safeguard Malagarasi River...

Fri, 27/05/2016
The Malagarasi River faces many urgent threats, mainly from development activities such as salt mining, hydropower dam constructions, and pressure from agriculture activities. How do you ensure that the local communities benefit without damaging the river’s biodiversity?

Finding Beck's Petrel: an eight day voyage...

Fri, 15/04/2016
A small, dark seabird with a white underbelly faces an uncertain future unless its nesting grounds are found. It is with this sense of obligation that an intrepid BirdLife International team sets off on an eight day voyage of discovery this weekend.

How the EU helps protect chimpanzees in Rwanda

Wed, 09/03/2016
Grassroots financing by the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF) has more than doubled the size of their shrinking habitat
Ruth, one of the young women who have joined the group of local guides (Eco-Tourism group) clearing some of the nature trails in the Kikuyu Escarpment forest in Kenya © KENVO

Women in Conservation: de-mystifying the myth of...

Thu, 28/01/2016
Second article in the new series about 'women in conservation', based on the five ‘Women in Healthy Sustainable Societies’ projects that have been implemented at five Eastern Afromontane KBAs in Kenya and Uganda.

The women are back!

Wed, 20/01/2016
Continuation of the series about 'women in conservation', based on the five ‘Women in Healthy Sustainable Societies’ projects that have been implemented at five Eastern Afromontane KBAs in Kenya and Uganda.