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Migratory birds? What about migratory fish?

Wed, 28/05/2014
Read all about a new CEPF Eastern Afromontane Hotspot project in Lake Tana, 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.

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.

NABU International launches fund to support...

Wed, 01/05/2013
A Ranger Family Support Fund was launched in Ethiopia last week to provide financial assistance to the families that are left behind from rangers who lose their lives to poachers

IBA monitoring training for Ethiopia Site Support...

Thu, 31/05/2012
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.

Scientists discover an ‘invisible barrier’ that...

Fri, 16/03/2012
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?

Ethiopia dam project rides roughshod over...

Mon, 27/02/2012
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.

A lifeline to prevent Africa's first...

Fri, 04/03/2011
Liben Lark with a population of possibly fewer than 100 birds, is widely tipped to become mainland Africa’s first recorded bird extinction, unless urgent action is taken to prevent its demise from the only area it now inhabits: a single grassy plain in southern Ethiopia.

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

Tue, 04/01/2011
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.

Ethiopian surveys find high densities of Prince...

Thu, 25/11/2010
Recent surveys of Prince Ruspoli’s Turaco suggest that rates of habitat change have been very fast in the northern part of the species’s range, where large areas have been converted to agriculture and plantations of exotic trees.

New Site Support Group established in Ethiopia

Wed, 08/09/2010
The Ethiopian Wildlife and Natural History Society (BirdLife in Ethiopia) has established a new Site Support Group at in the Central Rift Valley around the Abijata Shalla Lakes National Park with funds obtained from NABU (BirdLife in Germany).

British birdwatchers rally to help Ethiopia

Fri, 20/08/2010
Tens of thousands of British birdwatchers attending the 22nd British Birdwatching Fair this weekend are coming together to raise funds for Ethiopia’s unique bird life.