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Community Resource Planning in Lutembe and Mabamba Bays, Uganda

Tue, 03/06/2014 - 15:52

Two local conservation groups in Uganda; one in Lutembe bay (Lutembe bay Wetland Users Association) and one in Mabamba bay (Mabamba bay...

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Participatory Rural Appraisal Training in Africa is a Great Success

Fri, 14/02/2014 - 13:01

“The forests around our village are important because they are our main source of fuel wood and medicines” “The roads to our...

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Local Empowerment for biodiversity conservation and improved livelihoods-a necessity for the Africa region

Mon, 12/11/2012 - 15:10

The official launch of the BirdLife International Local Empowerment Programme could not have come at a better time. Despite numerous efforts, many...

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Workshop ushers in new collaboration for conservation in the ‘Eastern Afromontane Hotspot’

Wed, 07/11/2012 - 12:20

A recent workshop brought together the Eastern Afromontane Hotspot Regional Implementation Team (RIT), and representatives of the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF) Secretariat. Participants developed a strategic plan for CEPF’s 5-year investment in the hotspot, aimed at strengthening civil society’s role in conservation in the region.

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Nesting shorebirds protected at the Cabo Rojo Salt Flats, Puerto Rico

Fri, 06/07/2012 - 12:20

During May 2012, Sociedad Ornitológica Puertorriqueña, Inc. (SOPI, BirdLife in Puerto Rico) installed 25 signs in the Cabo Rojo Salt Flats National Wildlife Refuge to mark important nesting sites for resident shorebirds that were being disturbed by visitors.

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BirdLife Botswana wins prize at World Environment Day 2012

Wed, 20/06/2012 - 07:43

BirdLife Botswana joined in the national 2012 World Environment Day celebrations in Botswana, and went home with a prize.

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From BirdLife Zimbabwe's diary...

Thu, 14/06/2012 - 14:55

BirdLife Zimbabwe runs a very active Environmental Education Department, which includes Wildlife Clubs and the Bird Awareness Programme for schools. The Department has been very busy these last few weeks.

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This year's WMBD celebrations in Botswana rocked!

Thu, 07/06/2012 - 13:05

Song, dance, music, drama - it all happened at BirdLife Botswana's 2012 World Migratory Bird Day Celebrations.

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IBA monitoring training for Ethiopia Site Support Groups a success!

Thu, 31/05/2012 - 14:20

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.

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BirdLife Africa Partnership Secretariat joins Mount Kenya Site Support Group to celebrate World Migratory Bird Day (WBMD) marked on 12th to 13th of May, 2012.

Thu, 17/05/2012 - 13:56

Each year around the world, people come together to celebrate World Migratory Bird Day to raise awareness on the protection of migratory birds. This year’s 2012 theme for World Migratory Bird Day is “Migratory birds and people- together through time”. Migratory birds and people are inseparably connected in many different ways but human activities like excessive land use, unsustainable hunting, poor agricultural practices, industrial pollution and many other activities now gravely threaten migratory birds around the world. WMBD strives towards preserving the cultural ties people have with migratory birds and the vital economic and environmental benefits they sustain.

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World Wetlands Day 2012 celebrations in Kenya

Tue, 03/04/2012 - 07:05

The World Wetlands Day is marked yearly on 2 February to commemorate the date of the adoption of the Convention on Wetlands, which was done on 2 February 1971 in the Caspian Sea.

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Mangrove planting in Cambodia to celebrate Ramsar Convention 40th Anniversary

Tue, 06/09/2011 - 14:14

In 1998, Cambodia officially became a contracting party to the Ramsar Convention and designated three sites as Wetlands of International Importance (Ramsar sites).

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Making flyways conservation a reality

Thu, 01/09/2011 - 16:17

Effective migratory bird conservation efforts address issues throughout a species' flyway – and in Canada, flyway conservation is imperative, as about 90% of the country’s birds migrate south each year.

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Conserving nature, empowering women in Paraguay

Mon, 15/08/2011 - 09:07

Nature Canada has successfully completed its latest project in Paraguay, where it helped nearly 500 women farmers in four rural communities to increase their food security and improve their health.

Africa

Communities continue to promote forest protection

Thu, 14/07/2011 - 03:50

Two communities in Fiji are now reaping the benefits of protecting their forests for the sake of birds and other biodiversity, and have vowed to promote the message of conservation to other communities as well...

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Celebrating the Uluguru watersheds for World Environment Day

Mon, 06/06/2011 - 13:28

Villagers celebrate project which is raising local incomes and protecting the forests.

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Counting, monitoring and conserving birds and biodiversity in Botswana

Thu, 02/06/2011 - 10:53

BirdLife Botswana have set up a bird monitoring programme

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BirdLife's Local Empowerment Programme

Thu, 16/09/2010 - 15:21

BirdLife’s Local Empowerment Programme focuses on the individuals and organisations that work with BirdLife Partners to deliver conservation, for biodiversity and for people, at the local level.

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