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Members of Nyiego Community (in blue tops) working on their agroforestry demonstration plot planted with the indigenous Markhamia lutea

Local communities take action to conserve their...

Fri, 02/03/2018
Yala Ecosystem Site Support Group has mobilised their local community to restore degraded areas in the Yala Swamp Important Bird and Biodiversity Area in Kenya

Volunteers help with Guinean Forest conservation

Sun, 18/02/2018
For its 2017 Nature's Heroes, the Society for the Conservation of Nature in Liberia named two of the people whose work has helped with conservation work in the Guinean Forest in West Africa

Des bénévoles contribuent à la conservation de la...

Sun, 18/02/2018
Pour ses héros de la nature 2017, la Society for the Conservation of Nature in Liberia a nommé deux des personnes dont le travail a contribué à la conservation de la Forêt guinéenne en Afrique de l’ouest.

Masangoni Birdlife Group treasure their local...

Thu, 15/02/2018
The 45 members of the Masangoni Birdlife Group have been awarded the status of Nature's Heroes, for their work in protecting the biodiversity of one of Zimbabwe's most rugged and inaccessible Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBAs).

Rewarding work of restoring forest in Indonesia

Mon, 12/02/2018
Aventinus Sadip is the founder of a plant nursery and a farmer's group restoring forest around the Mbeliling IBA, Flores, Indonesia
 Lukanga Swamp, Zambia

Leading the fight against invasive plants in...

Thu, 08/02/2018
Birdwatch Zambia's Nature's Heroes of 2017 are the Meembe Site Support and Farmers Group, who take care of the Lukanga Swamp IBA, an enormous wetland in Central Zambia

Aux devants de la lutte contre les plantes...

Thu, 08/02/2018
Les “Nature’s Heroes” de BirdWatch Zambie pour 2017 sont les membres du Meembe Site Support and Farmers Group qui sont les gardiens de la ZICO du Marais de Lukanga, une zone humide énorme au centre de la Zambie.

BirdLife Zimbabwe crowns crane champions

Mon, 05/02/2018
BirdLife Zimbabwe has awarded the Markdale Site Support Group the status of Nature's Heroes for its work to look after its local crane populations
Dr Vladimir Ivanovskihas pioneered tecniques for raptor protection in Belarus

Saluting the brave Nature’s Heroes of Belarus

Sat, 03/02/2018
The three Nature's Heroes chosen by APB—BirdLife Belarus can be considered heroes in a more conventional sense. One climbs to dizzying heights to study the nests of raptors, with only a few old canvas straps to keep him from falling. The second confronted and defeated a horde of foreign hunters intent on killing the breeding ducks and other wildlife for which he is responsible. The third challenged a poacher and was shot and permanently disabled; but though no longer able to work as a protected area manager, has established a new career as one of Belarus's most respected wildlife photographers, and inspires many people to become conservationists.
Black-Breasted Puffleg habitat survey

Recognition for protecting Andean forest from...

Thu, 01/02/2018
Nature's Hero Rolando Hipo as a specialist in agroecology he and teaches organic and sustainable agricultural techniques to local communities and has studied one of the rarest and most elusive hummingbird species.

A Nature’s Hero with a talent for building...

Sat, 27/01/2018
Leylya Belyalova co-founded Uzbekistan's Student Birdwatching Clubs Network, and her educational activities have led to more than 50 trained young conservationists getting placements in government bodies
A rescued Tahiti Petrel is released © SOP Manu

Saluting the Nature's Heroes who help dazed...

Tue, 23/01/2018
A volunteer network of 75 individuals on the French Polynesian island of Tahiti care for and release grounded and injured seabirds,

The women of Dumrithumka are leading by example

Mon, 22/01/2018
The 11 women who make up the committee of Dumrithumka Adarsh Mahila Community Forest User Group—2017 Nature's Heroes—have changed their community's attitude towards the forest they all depend on.

Award for vulture restaurant pioneer whose work...

Tue, 09/01/2018
This 2017 Nature's Heroes, nominated by Bird Conservation Nepal, pioneered safe feeding areas which have led to the beginning of a recovery in populations of threatened vultures.

Recognition for the birding guide who turned his...

Tue, 09/01/2018
Hendrikus Habur—2017 Nature's Heroes—is a birdwatching guide who has developed ecotourism around his local IBA into a source of improved livelihoods for his entire community.
Felicity Strange receives he Nature's Heroes Award from BirdLife South Africa

Nature’s Hero award for work to save Verlorenvlei...

Thu, 04/01/2018
Felicity Strange—nominated by BirdLife South Africa as a Nature's Hero for 2017—has worked to conserve the Verlorenvlei Estuary IBA for over ten years.
Dasho Paljor Dorji, 2017 Nature's Hero for his exemplary work in Bhutan's conservation.

Nature’s Heroes Award for Bhutan’s Godfather of...

Thu, 04/01/2018
Dasho Paljor Dorji (Dasho Benji)—often referred to as the Godfather of conservation in Bhutan—has been named one of Nature's Heroes by Bhutan's Royal Society for Protection of Nature (RSPN).
Peter Magosvongwe , BirdLife Nature's Hero 2017

Local guide looks after his stars

Fri, 15/12/2017
A lot of young people who live in and around Zimbabwe’s Bvumba Highlands IBA know a lot more about birds, because of local guide and BirdLife Nature's Hero Peter Magosvongwe