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Women at Oursi have every reason to smile as Site...

Wed, 22/07/2015
As part of BirdLife’s Improving Livelihoods Project in Oursi village, Burkina Faso, together with Living on the Edge, a sustainable land use project in the Sahel region, a local community has launched a grinding mill. The aim is to generate income and to alleviate hardships faced by both women and children in processing food for consumption at the household level.

Community empowerment in Ruyigi through local-led...

Tue, 26/05/2015
The community of Ruyigi in the East of Burundi, represented by the association Serukubeze, a Site Support Group (SSG), is engaged in protecting the Mpungwe Mountain Chain, the country’s largest ecosystem.

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.

Empowering Local Communities in Fiji

Thu, 28/02/2013
Fiji's Sisi Initiative Site Support Group was recently celebrated with an award ceremony in the Natewa Tunuloa IBA for winning their Equator Prize 2012. During the ceremony Sisi announced how their community protected forest is benefiting their fisheries, and how they are also starting an ambitious new project in their IBA...

SPNL receives “Best Practice” Award from the...

Tue, 19/02/2013
The Society for the Protection of Nature in Lebanon (SPNL – BirdLife in Lebanon) recently received an international ‘best practice’ award for their work at the Qolieleh Hima site, where they are preserving the coast and improving living conditions for local people.

Sustainable utilization of wetland resources by a...

Thu, 13/12/2012
Wetlands, birds and people benefit from each other in Rwanda

Una Introducción a la Conservación y a los...

Thu, 08/11/2012
Una Introducción a la Conservación y a los Derechos Humanos Para los Socios de BirdLife International brinda una visión general de algunos de los derechos humanos relevantes en el contexto de la conservación.

Petrels fuel Fijian exchange programme

Fri, 02/11/2012
Community members from two BirdLife Fiji Programme Site Support Groups recently visited a NatureFiji-MareqetiViti project on Gau Island to learn about petrel conservation techniques...

Empowering the Grassroots Megaposter

Wed, 17/10/2012
BirdLife has won the COP 11 Jury Choice Award for the “Mega-poster” exhibition and competition organised by the CBD Secretariat’s Biodiversity for Development Unit.

Children's Festival in Lebanon celebrates...

Wed, 17/10/2012
A day full of environmental activities attracted more than 150 students aged between 8 and 12 from Aanjar and its neighboring villages in Lebanon under the theme of “The Secrets of Bird Migration and Forests of Hope”.

Gaining recognition for community-based...

Sun, 16/09/2012
Sales of tree seedlings from communal nurseries set up by forest dependent families in the municipality of Mangatarem, in the east of the island of Luzon, The Philippines, have provided enough income to meet daily needs, while helping with the reforestation of the Zambales Mountains Important Bird Area.

Living on the Edge: protecting and restoring...

Sun, 16/09/2012
Birds and people depend on natural resources for their survival. The intricate link between people and their environment is especially apparent in the Sahel, with its millions of people (and hundreds of millions of goats), its unpredictable rainfall, and the increasing pressure on wetlands, trees and grasslands which are also used by billions of migratory and Afrotropical birds.

Livelihoods and conservation in the Philippines

Sun, 16/09/2012
The Mount Hilong-hilong Important Bird Area (IBA), one of the last tracts of lowland rainforest in the northeast of mainland Mindanao in the Philippines, is the home of the globally threatened Philippine Eagle, and of the indigenous Mamanwas and Manobos.

School attendance rises and disease falls in the...

Sun, 16/09/2012

Indigenous Bagyeli and Bakola communities in Cameroon are highly marginalised, and most

Micro-loans and a voice for women around the Gola...

Sun, 16/09/2012
As part of the “Across The River” Trans-boundary Peace Park project in the Gola forest between Sierra Leone and Liberia, BirdLife Partners are making sure that local people benefit from the conservation and sustainable use of the forest.

Securing tenure and livelihoods in Paraguay’s...

Sun, 16/09/2012

BirdLife Partner Guyra Paraguay is working with local communities at Important Bird Are

Conservation, community benefits and a new Ramsar...

Mon, 30/07/2012
A decade working on wetlands in Madagascar has lead to a Ramsar designation and a host of community benefits.