Africa
The Obô snail's shell alone can reach a whopping 13.5 centimetres © Vasco Pissarra
01 Apr 2020

Protecting the forest giants

On the remote African islands of São Tomé and Príncipe, conservationists are using education and storytelling to protect a unique snail and the forest it lives in – before it gets forgotten forever.
© Ghana Wildlife Society
12 Mar 2020

Marking World Wetlands Day in Africa

On the first Sunday of February every year, the world marks World Wetlands Day to raise awareness of the vital role played by wetlands. This year, BirdLife partners across Africa celebrated the theme: “Life thrives in Wetlands”.
Cattle rearing is a major economic activity in Botswana © Clarissa Hughes
06 Mar 2020

Tackling human-wildlife conflict through community engagement

In rural Botswana, human-wildlife conflict is affecting the livelihoods of local communities. BirdLife Botswana is engaging local communities to address this problem.
The Taita Apalis is one of the rarest birds in the world, found only in Kenya’s Taita Hills © Pete Steward.
25 Feb 2020

Species on the brink: saving the Endangered Taita birds of Kenya

Across the expansive Taita Plains in Southern Eastern Kenya rise majestic densely-forested hilly outcrops straddling the skyline near the historic town of Voi. These hilly outcrops, famously known as the Taita Hills occupy an area of about 250 square kilometers.
El Haouaria, Tunisia © Mehdi Ben Gharbia/ Flickr
21 Feb 2020

Call for Proposals in Tunisia: making private sector practices sustainable

On behalf of the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund, BirdLife announces a new small grant Call for Letters of Inquiry for projects focused on the future Marine Protected Area of Zembra and Zembretta

Red List appeal: help us continue to identify which birds most need our help

 

Local women  processing shea butter  in the south of Burkina Faso © Seydou NACRO
19 Feb 2020

Birds, Bees and Business: Empowering Local Communities in Burkina Faso

In Burkina Faso, a unique project on biodiversity conservation is improving the livelihoods of local communities.
Echo Parakeet female © Jacques de Speville
24 Jan 2020

No longer Endangered: the Echo Parakeet’s 100-year recovery plan

In this year’s Red List update, the Echo Parakeet moved from Endangered to Vulnerable – an impressive recovery for a species that once numbered just a dozen birds. But successes like this aren’t built in a day, or even a decade. Find out how Mauritius’ conservationists made it happen.
During the breeding season, the Madagascar Pond-heron has white plumage and a vivid blue beak     © Gilles ADT
03 Jan 2020

A world first: Six Madagascar Pond-herons fitted with GPS trackers

In late 2019, a team of scientists and conservationists undertook a mission to capture and fit tracking equipment to Madagascar Pond-herons. This ongoing study is building upon the knowledge of the species and will aid its conservation.
Grey Crowned Cranes at lake Ol’ Bolosat KBA in Kenya © Fabian Haas
10 Dec 2019

15 Conservation Lessons from the Eastern Afromontane Hotspot

After seven years, the CEPF investment in the Eastern Afromontane Biodiversity Hotspot is wrapping up this month. During this time, 101 grantees will have completed 160 conservation projects across 13 countries, collecting an astounding amount of knowledge about what works in conservation.
© Nature Kenya
15 Nov 2019

Celebrating World Migratory Bird Day across Africa

The World Migratory Bird Day (WMBD), celebrated every year in May and October seeks to raise awareness on migratory birds and the need to conserve them. These birds travel over thousands of kilometres, in search of suitable conditions for feeding and breeding.
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The BirdLife Africa Partnership is a growing network of 24 such organisations, with a combined total of more than 500 staff and 87,000 members. Learn more about BirdLife Africa

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