Africa
The Barbary Macaque clings to just a few forests in North Africa © Kamil Laghjichi
17 Jun 2019

Algerian forest reinstated as National Park after turbulent history

Djebel Babor forest in Northern Algeria was a National Park for 60 years before being stripped of its status. Now, despite political upheaval, the hard work of conservationists has paid off once again.
Lake Natron's hot, alkaline water is deadly to most other animals © Christoph Strässler
07 Jun 2019

Bumper breeding season at Tanzania’s ‘Flamingo Factory’ lake

Researchers at Lake Natron reported a 130% increase in the number of adults and a 600% increase in chicks since last year.
Atewa Forest is the source of three rivers © Shutterstock
05 Jun 2019

Ghana's Atewa Forest under threat from mining devastation

Atewa Forest, Ghana not only supports a wealth of rare and endemic wildlife, but also provides clean water for nearby cities. Despite this, the Government intends to mine the area for bauxite, destroying the entire forest in the process. Can the conservation world overturn this devastating plan?
22 May 2019

New project tackles illegal trade in vulture body parts

Across Africa, vultures are being captured and their body parts traded for belief-based use such as traditional medicine. This is putting additional pressure on a group of birds already threatened with extinction. Now, the Nigerian Conservation Foundation is tackling this complex issue head-on.
Wind power - key to protecting our climate but problematic for birds © Bildagentur Zoonar GmbH
20 May 2019

Great news: BirdLife South Africa halts plans for dangerous wind farm

BirdLife supports renewable energy – but not when it comes at the expense of wildlife. In recent years, plans to build a wind farm near an important site for migratory birds have caused much concern among conservationists. Now, opposing action has put it on ice.

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Pink Pigeon © Chris Moody/Shutterstock
Spot the difference: the Steppe Whimbrel is identified by its white underwings © Callan Cohen & Gary Allport
29 Apr 2019

Migration route of secretive Steppe Whimbrel discovered

The Steppe Whimbrel is the rarest and least understood member of the highly threatened Numeniini tribe (curlews and godwits). But considering they were believed to be extinct 25 years ago, it’s unsurprising that we know so little about them. A newly published report is beginning to fill in the gaps in our knowledge.
26 Apr 2019

Diplomats visit a key biodiversity site

The great Niaye of Pikine, commonly known as the Technopole, is an exceptional urban wetland located in the heart of Dakar. It is one of the five wetlands within the Niayes, an Important Bird Area, with lakes Tanma, Mbaouane, Retba and Mbeubeusse.
The White-winged Flufftail is one of Africa's rarest birds © Sergey Dereliev
23 Apr 2019

White-winged Flufftail's call recorded for the first time

With a population of 250, this secretive bird has always been hard to study, but advances in technology have helped us to discover more than ever. Last year, we found new breeding grounds - then its call was identified for the first time. Is this the final piece in the puzzle to protect this bird?
22 Feb 2019

Fighting for the last Eden: saving Madagascar’s unique species

Life hangs in the balance in Tsitongambarika, Madagascar’s anti-extinction frontline
There are now 473 Pink Pigeons in the wild © Mauritian Wildlife Foundation
15 Feb 2019

How did the Pink Pigeon bounce back from just nine birds?

The Pink Pigeon is no longer Endangered. But how did conservationists achieve this, and is it sustainable? Dr Vikash Tatayah, Conservation Director, Mauritian Wildlife Foundation (BirdLife Partner) reports from the field…
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