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Irreplaceable - Lake Natron, Tanzania

Thu, 13/10/2016
In our 'Irreplaceable' series, we cast a light on the globally-significant bird habitats that are in danger of disappearing forever...

No soda ash mining at Lake Natron without...

Tue, 11/10/2011
"When we talk of sustainable use of natural resources, we mean for the benefit of current and future generations, now extraction of soda ash for sure can’t be beneficial to the future generations." Dr. Julius Ningu of the Vice President’s Office.

What does the Serengeti Highway decision mean for...

Tue, 19/07/2011
Concerns raised over road construction plans and effects on Lake Natron and its flamingos.

Artist aims to raise a million Rand for Kamfers...

Tue, 22/03/2011
An exhibition by Jeremy Houghton, inspired by flamingos, will be raising funds in support of the Kamfers Dam wetlands, the largest Lesser Flamingo breeding population in South Africa.

Lake Natron scoops top award

Mon, 15/11/2010
Lake Natron has won the top Blue Globe Award in the first World Wetlands Network Globe Awards.

Conservation breakthrough in Botswana

Tue, 21/09/2010
The barren, inhospitable salt flats of Botswana’s Makgadikgadi Pans might hardly seem like a conservation hotspot, but its designation as an Important Bird Area gives one an inkling that there is more to the area than meets the eye. Indeed, it is one of only four breeding sites for the Lesser Flamingo in Africa – as well as providing a haven for 30 other globally and nationally important birds.