News local empowerment programme

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.

BirdLife Botswana wins prize at World Environment...

Wed, 20/06/2012
BirdLife Botswana joined in the national 2012 World Environment Day celebrations in Botswana, and went home with a prize.

From BirdLife Zimbabwe's diary...

Thu, 14/06/2012
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.

This year's WMBD celebrations in Botswana...

Thu, 07/06/2012
Song, dance, music, drama - it all happened at BirdLife Botswana's 2012 World Migratory Bird Day Celebrations.

IBA monitoring training for Ethiopia Site Support...

Thu, 31/05/2012
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.

BirdLife Africa Partnership Secretariat joins...

Thu, 17/05/2012
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.

World Wetlands Day 2012 celebrations in Kenya

Tue, 03/04/2012
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.

Mangrove planting in Cambodia to celebrate Ramsar...

Tue, 06/09/2011
In 1998, Cambodia officially became a contracting party to the Ramsar Convention and designated three sites as Wetlands of International Importance (Ramsar sites).

Making flyways conservation a reality

Thu, 01/09/2011
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.

Conserving nature, empowering women in Paraguay

Mon, 15/08/2011
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.

Communities continue to promote forest protection

Thu, 14/07/2011
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...

Celebrating the Uluguru watersheds for World...

Mon, 06/06/2011
Villagers celebrate project which is raising local incomes and protecting the forests.

Counting, monitoring and conserving birds and...

Thu, 02/06/2011
BirdLife Botswana have set up a bird monitoring programme

BirdLife's Local Empowerment Programme

Thu, 16/09/2010
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.