Africa
Students were taken birdwatching at Omo Biosphere Reserve as part of the event © NCF
07 Aug 2018

Nigeria’s World Migratory Bird Day celebrations reveal unexpected link

The wonders of migration take one small village by storm, and a chance encounter with a ringed Osprey shows that birds’ incredible journeys really do link people on opposite sides of the globe…
TV and radio appearances and a peaceful march drummed up public support © WESM
18 Jul 2018

BirdLife Malawi campaign compels court to uphold ban on thin plastic

WESM (BirdLife in Malawi) united universities, faith groups and community organisations in a highly successful campaign which helped to fast-track a delayed court ruling on the ban on thin plastic in this landlocked southern African country.
Libyan conservationists looking for tern nests in Farwa, Libya © CEPF Med
17 Jul 2018

Libya’s environment: an insider's view

With difficult and dangerous access, one’s picture of Libya tends to be based on conflict and crisis seen on the news. Some wouldn’t expect nature conservation to be on anyone’s agenda, yet it is alive and growing. We get the reaction from two conservationists that just returned from Libya.
After a short, but rough, crossing, the Raso Larks arrive safely on Santa Luzia in a waterproof box © Paul Donald / BirdLife
06 Jul 2018

Ground-breaking reintroduction for Cabo Verde's most threatened bird

Great escape: after years of preparation, the Raso Lark (Critically Endangered) now spreads its wings on its new home of Santa Luzia – video below
28 Jun 2018

No escape - Unsustainable European fishing practices harm seabirds

Each year, 200 000 seabirds die in the froth and foam of European waters alone, accidentally caught in the fishing nets of European fleets. And given the highly migratory journey of these seabirds and indeed European fishing fleets, these deadly fishing activities don’t stop in European waters.
An alliance between a conservation organisation and a cement company is benefiting the community © NATURAMA
07 Jun 2018

A concrete partnership for nature conservation in Burkina Faso

It’s a first for Burkina Faso... a love story between environmental organization NATURAMA (BirdLife - Burkina Faso) and the private cement factory CIMBURKINA. Their common aim is to strengthen nature conservation and improve community livelihoods at the cement plant's operating sites.
Mount Nimba Nature reserve supports species like this pregnant toad, about to give birth to live young © Sandberger-Loua L, Müller H, Rödel M-O
29 May 2018

Fighting rural poverty: community empowered to conserve Guinean mountain

It’s an unfortunate fact: people living near Important Biodiversity Areas are often very poor and depend solely on the exploitation of natural resources for their livelihoods. Now, a project is working to buck this trend, empowering communities to improve their lot by using resources sustainably.
Janneh, Salia and Augustine from the Gola Cocoa Team carry a basket of fermented beans ready to be laid out to dry © R Anstead / Twin
23 May 2018

Eat chocolate, save a rainforest - the Gola Cocoa Project tells you how

Sounds too good to be true? A project is stopping deforestation and community exploitation in Sierra Leone through the power of cocoa.
Zire Sbekha School in Mauritaina has no electricity, but the community is very active in conservation
11 May 2018

Many voices, one song: children across Africa sing for migratory birds

In honour of World Migratory Bird Day, school children from across the African-Eurasian flyway perform songs that pay homage to the birds that pass through their country. Every song is different, but their message is the same: we must all join together to protect our migratory birds.
An idyllic birding stroll turned into a dangerous safari with the intrusion of this unexpected pachyderm © ABN
30 Apr 2018

Surprise hippo invades bird walk in Burundi

The appearance of a hippopotamus at an African bird hotspot was funny and perilous in equal measure – but highlights the underlying problem of human encroachment driving these massive mammals out of their usual home

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