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Members of LVSB conducting IBA monitoring ©Victor Olango

Site Support Group Champions Conservation of Dunga Swamp

Mon, 17/08/2015 - 15:12

Lake Victoria Sunset Birders (LVSB) is a Site Support Group (SSG) based in Dunga Swamp on the shores of Lake Victoria in Western Kenya.  The group is mainly composed of young people, with a total membership of 32, (25 men and seven women) all shar

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Women at Oursi have every reason to smile as Site Support Group launches small business to alleviate poverty

Wed, 22/07/2015 - 08:26

As part of BirdLife’s Improving Livelihoods Project in Oursi village, Burkina Faso, together with Living on the Edge, a sustainable land use project in the Sahel region, a local community has launched a grinding mill. The aim is to generate income and to alleviate hardships faced by both women and children in processing food for consumption at the household level.

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GIRRRRL POWER!

Thu, 26/02/2015 - 09:21

Involving women in conservation - a smart plan, or still a bit of a taboo? Conservation International, supported by BirdLife International, funds five small and innovative projects in East Africa that aim to provide a better understanding of what's really going on between men and women in environmental decision-making. The first of a series of eyeopening articles...

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New BirdLife video captures local perspectives

Mon, 22/07/2013 - 10:49

New video "Local Perspectives" captures the characters behind conservation on the ground - dedicated local people all around the world who are conserving the nature that they depend on, and sharing their thoughts with the world...

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Launch of BirdLife’s new Local Empowerment Programme

Thu, 01/09/2011 - 22:18

BirdLife is launching a Local Empowerment Programme to provide more effective support for Local Conservation Groups, and to strengthen and expand networks of local organisations...

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Proud moment as BirdLife Partnership in Africa launches Local Conservation Groups report

Fri, 08/04/2011 - 12:16

The BirdLife Partners in Africa have published a report on their experience of working with Site Support Groups.

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For he’s a jolly good (Africa Climate Change) Fellow!

Thu, 06/01/2011 - 10:42

Last month David Kuria was awarded a Certificate of Completion for successfully finishing an Africa Climate Change Fellowship with the BirdLife Africa Secretariat in Nairobi, Kenya. David has had a long association with BirdLife as the Director of The Kijabe Environment Volunteers - one of the foremost Site Support Groups in Kenya....

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