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North and South Mara Water Users Association Leaders Distributing Brochures © Enock Kawira

Environmental protection is vital for Tanzania’s...

Thu, 13/07/2017
The Mara Water Users Association in Tanzania advocate for environmental protection during celebrations of World Environment Day.
 Lesser Flamingo © Gudkov Andrey/ Shutterstock

The deadly lake that gives life to flamingos

Tue, 11/07/2017
Soda ash mining is still a lingering threat to Lake Natron in Northern Tanzania, the most important breeding site in the world for Lesser Flamingos. But a new community-based tourism initiative could save the spectacle of the “pink parade” from disaster.
Paolo Paron showing members of the local community live drone images of the Mara Wetland, Tanzania © Joseph Ouko

Monitoring biodiversity using drone technology

Fri, 26/05/2017
The use of flying 'drones' to monitor changes in biodiversity and ecosystems is becoming more common.
L'équipe de terrain collecte les données de couturière © Norbert Cordeiro

Un nouvel espoir pour les couturières à longue...

Thu, 13/04/2017
La paruline à long bec des forêts, endémique de la Tanzanie, prospère dans son habitat naturel.
Field team Victor and Martin collecting tailorbird data © Norbert Cordeiro

New hope for critically endangered Tanzanian...

Fri, 17/03/2017
The Long-billed Forest-warbler, endemic to Tanzania, is now thriving in its natural habitat.
Igamba Falls on the Malagarasi River, Tanzania ©John Friel

Malagarasi river finds favor with local women

Fri, 14/10/2016
In the Malagarasi River basin in Tanzania, a CEPF-funded project – through the small grants programme managed by BirdLife International – engaged women to help conserve one of the world’s most important parts of the Eastern Afromontane hotspot.
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Irreplaceable - Lake Natron, Tanzania

Thu, 13/10/2016
In our 'Irreplaceable' series, we cast a light on the globally-significant bird habitats that are in danger of disappearing forever...
A young chimpanzee in Mahale National Park ©Daniel Rosengren/FZS

The Chimpanzee Motorway - Connecting Forest...

Thu, 06/10/2016
The boundaries of a new proposed Forest Reserve in the Greater Mahale KBA in Tanzania (Eastern Afromontane hotspot) have been approved by the District Authorities.
Malagarasi River ©Anthony Ochieng

New partnership to safeguard Malagarasi River...

Fri, 27/05/2016
The Malagarasi River faces many urgent threats, mainly from development activities such as salt mining, hydropower dam constructions, and pressure from agriculture activities. How do you ensure that the local communities benefit without damaging the river’s biodiversity?

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.

Tanzanian Conservationists propose ways of...

Wed, 23/07/2014
The Eastern Arc Mountain forests of Tanzania consist of a complex of ranges and peaks that are among the oldest in Africa. Two Critically Endangered bird species, the Uluguru Bush-shrike and the Long-billed Tailorbird are found in these forests.

Stakeholders happy with new Lake Natron cost...

Mon, 03/09/2012
Stakeholders have given a nod of approval to a new economic analysis study showing that soda ash mining at Lake Natron is not economically viable.

Tanzanians call for easier data access and...

Thu, 16/08/2012
Tanzanian stakeholders have expressed urgent need for consolidation; sharing and easier access of biodiversity data in order to help in guiding conservation decisions and reduce duplication of efforts. This is particularly in regard to the Eastern Arc Mountains and Coastal Forests, a region that forms part of a unique biodiversity rich hotspot that has over years attracted a lot of research and conservation interest.

Tata denies links with new Lake Natron soda ash...

Tue, 31/07/2012
The Tata Group has denied any involvement in plans to mine soda ash at Engaruka area near Lake Natron.

Serengeti highway back on World Heritage agenda

Fri, 22/06/2012
BirdLife remains concerned that development of the eastern stretch of the road is proceeding, and urges that any transport solutions must be sustainable and that environmental issues should be properly taken into account.

Working towards a green economy in Tanzania

Thu, 14/06/2012
The Uluguru Mountains support a rich cloud forest that is home to plants and animals which are found nowhere else in the world, including the Critically Endangered Uluguru Bush-shrike.

Lake Natron, Tanzania

Wed, 25/01/2012

Status: Important Bird Area (IBA), a Ramsar site