Africa
Active water transport in some recently cleared canals © Clara Nanja
05 Aug 2020

Restoring the Lukanga: Tackling Invasive Weed Species in Zambia

In two decades of fishing, Boyd Kayombo has witnessed a steady decline in his catch. Kayombo sighs as he tugs at his nets. “The fish catch is poorer and the water has turned pale and green”, he remarks wiping sweat from his brow on a hot fishing day.
© BirdLife Africa
28 Jul 2020

Anchoring a Green Recovery in São Tomé and Príncipe

In wake of the COVID-19, BirdLife is adapting its conservation programmes in São Tomé and Príncipe islands to address the economic and social crisis caused by the pandemic, seeking to herald a green future in this island state.
23 Jul 2020

External Dimension of the European Common Fisheries Policy

While EU fish stocks are severely overfished, around 1,000 European vessels are authorised, each year, to fish in the rich waters of the Indian Ocean, the Atlantic Ocean and the Pacific Ocean.
Ghoubel wind project in Djibouti, near Lake Assal © Jean Marie Takoule
20 Jul 2020

Why we need to balance Ghana's energy needs with conservation

In Ghana, renewable energy is a rapidly-growing industry. As demand increases, the country urgently needs to ensure these developments have a minimal impact on the country's birds and biodiversity. Here's what needs to be done get the balance right.
Mountain Gorilla (Gorilla beringei beringei) © Emilie Chen
03 Jul 2020

Eight years in the Eastern Afromontane: a conservation milestone

The Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF) programme in the Eastern Afromontane biodiversity hotspot ended on 31 March 2020. We look back at some of the highlights of this programme in the past eight years.

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Lappet-faced Vulture © Ben Jobson
23 Jun 2020

How Kenya is healing toxic relationship between vultures and people

With their hunched posture, bald heads and their use in cartoons to represent opportunistic greed, vultures are arguably the most misunderstood scavengers. Humans have long considered them to be the outcasts of the animal kingdom, and due to their association with death, they are feared and reviled. Yet, their swift response means carcasses are picked clean before disease particles can take hold.
Egyptian vulturer © Birdlife Europe
10 Jun 2020

Working with traditional healers to end vulture poaching

In West Africa, illegal trade in vultures’ parts for belief based use spells doom for these endangered birds. The Nigerian Conservation Foundation (NCF), BirdLife Partner is working with local traditional healers to create awareness on plant-based alternatives, as substitutes to vultures’ parts.
28 May 2020

Egyptian government signs landmark agreement to safeguard migratory birds

This April saw a major conservation milestone for migratory birds in Egypt.
Collared Brown Lemur © Belinda Bertrand / Flickr
26 May 2020

New research station protects Madagascar forest from the inside out

Geographical isolation and rugged terrain have given rise to astounding wildlife within Madagascar’s Tsitongambarika Forest, but have also made it difficult to reach and protect – until recently. Introducing Ampasy Research Station: a hub for community support and enabling forest conservation from the inside out.
26 May 2020

Fish Tales – Episode 4: Belhaj from Morocco

"My name is Belhaj. I live in Morocco. I’m 42 years old and I've been a fisherman for 18 years.” Being a fisher. Caring for nature.
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