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A Chance for biodiversity in the Albertine Rift in the face of Climate Change

Mon, 20/12/2010
Biodiversity in Africa’s Albertine Rift, especially birds, is set to benefit from a number of measures and actions by BirdLife International that are aimed at preparing them for Climate Change...

Zambian Ornithological Society 2011 calendar out now...

Mon, 13/12/2010
The Zambian Ornithological Society (ZOS) is very privileged to have one of Zambia's leading photographers - Stephen Robinson - design a superb 2011 Calendar...

Africa Climate exChange online

Thu, 02/12/2010
Have you visited Africa Climate exChange, the one stop shop on information on climate change, mitigation and adaptation in Africa?

Ethiopian surveys find high densities of Prince Ruspoli’s Turaco but highlight threats

Thu, 25/11/2010
Recent surveys of Prince Ruspoli’s Turaco suggest that rates of habitat change have been very fast in the northern part of the species’s range, where large areas have been converted to agriculture and plantations of exotic trees.

Liberia and Sierra Leone move to designate Gola Rainforest as National Park

Mon, 22/11/2010
The governments of Liberia and Sierra Leone have started the formal processes of designating the Gola Rainforest as a shared National Park and Protected Area...

Biofuels policy threatens wildlife habitats

Tue, 16/11/2010
Meeting a European target to use biofuel in Britain’s 30 million cars will result in the destruction of an area of wildlife habitat the size of the West Country, a study has found...

Lake Natron scoops top award

Mon, 15/11/2010
Lake Natron has won the top Blue Globe Award in the first World Wetlands Network Globe Awards.

Kenyan Important Bird Area keeps National Park status

Mon, 15/11/2010
The High Court of Kenya has reversed an order by President Mwai Kibaki to downgrade the Amboseli National Park to a game reserve. The High Court found the move to ‘de-gazette’ Amboseli was illegal...

South African birds in trouble

Wed, 03/11/2010
Of the 10,000 bird species on Earth, 1,226 are listed as Critically Endangered, Endangered or Vulnerable. Forty of these occur in South Africa and of these 20 are endemic. Although extinction is a natural phenomenon, species are now disappearing from our planet at an alarming rate, and studies have shown that this is mostly driven by human activities.