News Kenya

IBA monitoring data will measure progress towards CBD targets

Mon, 04/10/2010 - 10:13

In a significant contribution to indicators that track trends in the rate of global biodiversity loss, the BirdLife Partnership has developed a standard framework for monitoring Important Bird Areas (IBAs).

Africa

The nature of development – by Andre Farrar (RSPB – BirdLife in the UK)

Fri, 01/10/2010 - 10:21

Yesterday I was involved in discussions about two cases we have been following in these posts – theHumber Estuary on England’s east coast and the Kenya’s Dakatcha Woodlands. In talking about them on the same day, it dawned on me that there were some striking similarities despite their obvious difference.

Africa

Major population crash of Critically Endangered Taita Apalis

Wed, 29/09/2010 - 09:54

Taita Apalis Apalis fuscigularis is endemic to the Taita Hills, in south-eastern Kenya. It is one of the rarest birds in the world, surviving in only five small forest fragments at altitudes of 1,500-2,200 m. Its known global range is less than 600 ha.

Africa

Thirst for biofuels still threatening Kenya’s Dakatcha Woodlands - By Andre Farrar (RSPB - BirdLife in the UK)

Wed, 11/08/2010 - 13:23

In a move that buys a little time for the Dakatcha Woodlands, Kenya’s National Environment Management Authority (NEMA) has refused a licence...

A narrow escape for Nature Kenya staff

Tue, 06/07/2010 - 14:19

Nature Kenya (BirdLife Partner) staff, two journalists, and Kenya Wildlife Service rangers escaped death narrowly in Mulunguni village, Magarini District, when they were attacked by people said to be working for an Italian investor on Friday July 2, 2010.

Africa

BirdLife Africa Position on Biofuels and Proposed Dakatcha Project

Tue, 06/07/2010 - 13:50

A Message from BirdLife’s Regional Director for Africa – Dr Julius Arinaitwe about the proposed destruction of the vitally important Dakatcha Woodland Important Bird Area (IBA) for conversion to grow Jatropha - a plant used for biodiesel production which is largely untested and potentially destructive.