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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.

Project to save reefs from climate change launched

Mon, 01/11/2010
Nature Seychelles (BirdLife Partner) have launched an innovative project to restore damaged corals in Seychelles called Reef Rescuers - Restoring Coral Reefs in the Face of Climate Change at its office the Centre for Environment and Education in Roche Caiman in the presence of Seychelles Minister for Investment, Natural Resources & Industry, Peter Sinon, US Ambassador to the Seychelles Mary Jo Wills, partners from government and the civil society, and other guests.

How artwork is helping save the albatross - by Meidad Goren

Thu, 07/10/2010
For over 30 years Bruce Pearson, a professional artist, has worked on a range of themes to convey his enthusiasm for wildlife and especially birds, giving a sense of wonder to the wild places they inhabit. More recently he has focused some of his time on developing creative links between art and conservation as a contribution towards a wider effort by an informal grouping of artists, writers, musicians, poets and others inspired by the natural world.