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This action plan can benefit birds, farmers,...

Thu, 10/03/2016
The AEMLAP can also help tackle climate change’s impact in Africa. Here’s how.

Transformation for Conservation in the Mara...

Mon, 29/02/2016
Working with local people is critical to effective, sustainable and equitable conservation. South Mara Water Users Association is a Local Conservation Group (LCG) working in the Masurura Swamp, Mara in Tanzania, one of the critical wetlands in the Lake Victoria Basin.
A section of Lutembe bay wetland ©BirdLife International

Securing sustainable futures for wetland...

Tue, 02/02/2016
Communities around Lake Victoria Basin rely on wetlands for their livelihoods. These wetlands provide important ecosystem services including food, raw materials, fresh water, medicine, waste-water treatment, carbon sequestration, erosion prevention and fertility.

From casual birdwatching to bird monitoring and...

Thu, 08/10/2015
BirdLife in Macedonia used the recently-concluded Euro Birdwatch to help in creating the next generation of local conservationists. Here's how.

Cooking Up Conservation Success: Audubon’s...

Thu, 24/09/2015

National Audubon Society (BirdLife in USA) released a new Conservation Stewardship Manu

Addressing the real issues: a local village...

Mon, 31/08/2015
Local Institutions Capacity Building: Two Community Based Organisations (CBOs) and four Lower Local Governments around the mountain gorilla parks in Rwanda and Uganda have benefited from training on project planning and development organised by the International Gorilla Conservation Programme (IGCP) with financial support from the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF).

Local Conservation Groups learn from each other

Wed, 17/12/2014
Local Conservation Groups (LCGs) from Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda and Uganda meet to share their experiences in conservation and income generating activities of their communities.

Manuals for empowering Africa’s citizens to...

Wed, 24/09/2014
The BirdLife Africa Secretariat in conjunction with BirdLife Poland recently adapted and launched an African teacher’s manuals for Grades 1-3 and 4-6. The teacher’s manuals cover topics such as bird identification, bird behavior, the concept of migration and the challenges birds face along the routes. The manuals also provide interactive and interesting games for the children.

World Migratory Bird Day 2014: Stakeholders...

Tue, 02/09/2014
The Government of Tanzania has pledged to accord a higher protection status to the Lesser Flamingo breeding grounds of Lake Natron.

Fast, affordable stoves destined to save Malawian...

Tue, 19/08/2014
As we approach one of the villages in rural Malawi, a few kilometres from the Nchitsi Forest Reserve boundary, we are met by a group of villagers in song and dance. They quickly lead us to the kitchen and one of them and proudly show us a changu mbaula - Chichewa for ‘fast stove’, also known as ‘rocket’ stove for its quick cooking abilities.

Community Based Forest Management in Bechi...

Fri, 15/08/2014
The Bechi Kebele is home to 10,171 people, most of which are dependent on the slowly dwindling Sheka forest. God for People Relief and Development Organisation (GPRDO) has been working in this region since 2005 to promote community based forest management systems. In 2013 GPRDO was able to expand their work in this region after receiving a grant from the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF) to implement GPRDO’s project.

Empowering fishermen for conservation of Lake...

Thu, 14/08/2014
Empowering major stakeholders for sustainable utilization and conservation of Lake Tana fish resources project is being implemented by Bahir Dar University to rebuild the declining fish stock of Lake Tana and to conserve this KBA. The project also aims to raise awareness and increase knowledge in the wider community of Lake Tana’s fish resources and the human impacts on these resources.

Community Resource Planning in Lutembe and...

Tue, 03/06/2014

Two local conservation groups in Uganda; one in Lutembe bay (Lutembe bay Wetland Users

Participatory Rural Appraisal Training in Africa...

Fri, 14/02/2014
  • “The forests around our village are important because they are our main source of

Local Empowerment for biodiversity conservation...

Mon, 12/11/2012
The official launch of the BirdLife International Local Empowerment Programme could not have come at a better time. Despite numerous efforts, many sites of biological significance are under serious threat, and around 45% are lacking any form of protection.

Workshop ushers in new collaboration for...

Wed, 07/11/2012
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.

Nesting shorebirds protected at the Cabo Rojo...

Fri, 06/07/2012
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.