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Welcome to Taita Hills, Kenya – a guide is now available!

Wed, 20/08/2014 - 11:15

A guide to Taita Hills’ unique natural history has just been released. This book, authored by Lawrence Wagura, a naturalist and fieldworker based at the National Museums ...

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A Cocktail of Invasive Species in Lake Naivasha

Thu, 18/10/2012 - 09:28

Once in Lake Naivasha and the striking call of an African Fish Eagle is an invitation to other variety of birds, wildlife, people and the famous roses. The eagle’s call is double-edged signifying pri...

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Kenya’s Tana River Delta Designated as newest Ramsar Site in Africa

Thu, 18/10/2012 - 08:18

Conservationists have a reason to celebrate as Kenya’s Tana River Delta becomes one of the newest Ramsar sites in Africa and indeed the world. In a st...

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Scale up work on poverty reduction and biodiversity policy making pays off in Dakatcha woodlands in Kenya

Thu, 12/07/2012 - 07:03

Birdlife Africa Partnership got a renewed boost to its work in Poverty reduction and...

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Guided by science, Kenyan authority rejects the case for jatropha at Dakatcha IBA

Fri, 24/02/2012 - 11:12

Following a campaign led by Nature Kenya, supported by other BirdLife Partners, Kenya’s National Environment Management Authority (N...

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Dakatcha Woodland, Kenya

Wed, 25/01/2012 - 10:48

Status: Important Biodiversity and Bird AreaCampaign period: 2009 and Ongoing BackgroundThe Dakatcha woodland is found near the town of Malindi in the Coastal province of Kenya. Its landscape consists of a series of dry forests, dense thicke...

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Death threats received by opponent of a Jatropha project in Tana Delta

Wed, 19/10/2011 - 07:20

It is now apparent that private companies are using threats to silence those who are opposed to massive developments in Tana Delta in Kenya. In the last ...

Planning process for Tana River Delta under way!

Tue, 11/10/2011 - 15:22

Over the last decade the Tana River Delta has been the scene of intensifying conflicts over natural resources. Powerful commercial investors are seeking land and water for biofuel plantations, at th...

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Meeting held on sustainable management of Deltas in Kenya

Wed, 07/09/2011 - 11:13

The Inter-ministerial consultative meeting was held at the office of the Prime Minister in July 2011.The Chairman, Mr. Peter Odhengo who is the Green Energy/Climate Change Speciali...

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Kenya’s environment authority advises jatropha is 'not viable' in coastal Kenya

Fri, 02/09/2011 - 10:35

A Nairobi newspaper reports that, after consideration of the scientific evidence, Kenya’s National Environment M...

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First Great Rift Valley sites are added to World Heritage list

Mon, 04/07/2011 - 14:37

As a result of BirdLife's support to a nomination by the Kenyan Government, the Kenya Lake System in the Great Rift Valley has been added to UNESCO's World Heritage List....

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Help win €30,000 to protect the Kinangop grasslands in Kenya

Wed, 06/04/2011 - 13:25

NatureKenya (BirdLife Partner) is looking for funds to help save the Kinangop grassland. This habitat is vital for the Endangered Sharpe’s Longclaw Macronyx sharpei. It ...

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New study reveals biofuels carbon con

Tue, 22/03/2011 - 13:53

African biofuels destined for Europe will result in up to six times the carbon emissions of fossil fuels, a new study has revealed. The report, commissioned by the RSPB (BirdLife in the UK), ActionAid and N...

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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. Researchers found that vulture populations – including ...

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Biofuels policy threatens wildlife habitats

Tue, 16/11/2010 - 06:56

Meeting a European target to use biofuel in Britain’s 30 million cars will result in the destruction of an area of wildlife habitat the size of the UK's West Country, a study has found. Imports of biofuels fr...

Africa

Kenyan Important Bird Area keeps National Park status

Mon, 15/11/2010 - 10:23

The High Court of Kenya has reversed an order by President Mwai Kibaki to downgrade the Amboseli National Park to a game reserve. The High Court found the move to ‘de-gazette’ Amboseli ...

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Delta blues lift slightly - by Andre Farrar (RSPB - BirdLife in the UK)

Wed, 06/10/2010 - 12:16

The Tana River Delta on Kenya’s coast is at cross-roads. The massive pressure to exploit the area for growing sugar and biofuel crops amongst other dev...

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