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We are creating a new movement in Africa. A movement that defines our present and future. A movement that encapsulates people living in harmony with Nature. A movement that Impacts4Nature.


Vultures are synonymous with the African landscape and are dubbed ‘nature’s clean-up crew’, as they perform an essential ecosystem function, cleaning up carcasses and organic waste from the environment and likely helping limit disease transmission from death animals to humans and other animals. 

Vultures now face extinction. Seven out of the 11 African vulture species are now at risk of extinction. Over the last 50 years, African vulture species have declined by upto 97%. Poisoning, killing for traditional charms and medicine, and electrocutions are the leading causes of vulture deaths in Africa. In collaboration with its Partners, BirdLife  is working to halt and reverse current vulture declines across the continent, through its 10 Year Africa Vulture Conservation Strategy 

Vulture Safe Zones

An innovative way to protect vultures and space for wildlife

Latest news on vulture conservation

Here you can find the latest news on vulture conservation in Africa

Vulture Guardians: Helping Vultures Soar Again Podcast

Learn more on how BirdLife partners in Africa are saving vultures

Saving Africa’s Vultures

Learn more about our work across Africa to save vultures.


Across Africa, migratory flyways are under growing a threat: energy developments. Africa has the lowest access to electricity per capita; more than 600 million people have no access to electricity. With energy needs and demands on rise, the development of energy infrastructure across the continent, can have a negative impact on birds and nature. Every year, millions of birds die from electrocution or collision with poorly sited and designed energy infrastructure, leading to power disruptions and economic losses worth millions of dollars.

Death by collision: Counting the cost of power lines on birds in Kenya

In Kenya, the routing of a new power line just at the edge of an Important Bird & Biodiversity Area, home to thousands of waterbirds, will be a death trap for birds

Every year, millions of birds die from electrocution or collision with poorly sited and designed energy infrastructure, leading to power disruptions and economic losses worth millions of dollars.

Good news is that there is a way to reconciliate the energy sector developments with biodiversity conservation in Africa! The key to minimizing the negative impacts of energy sector developmenton nature and addressing economic losses is to focus on the 4 phases ofpower production namely: planning, generation, transmission and distribution.

Latest news on Flyways Programme in Africa

Here you can find the latest news on the Flyways Programme


BirdLife is seeking collaborations from sector players including donors, developers, policy makers & implementers to create a win-win for both nature conservation and energy sectors.


Africa is endowed with vast tropical forests, ranging from areas with the least forest cover in Northern Africa to the Congo Basin in Central Africa. These forests boast of a wide array of diversity with many species endemic to the continent. In the last 50 years, these forests are increasingly facing degradation.

Through the Forest Initiative, BirdLife is carrying out a unique programme to restore these forests in partnership with local communities. Some of the initiatives in these programmes include identifying and piloting innovative management, financing and governance systems for forest and biodiversity conservation and restoration, generating local and national economic benefits for sustainable development, and combating climate change.

West Africa forest conservation Strategy

Our goal is to effectively protect, manage, restore and monitor 10 priority forest landscapes by 2027

Protecting the Guinean Forests of West Africa

This are home to an extraordinary wild species, including almost a quarter of the mammals of continental Africa and 917 species of birds.

Experience Tropical Forests Through the Eyes of Their Protectors

Meet the BirdLife Forests team, and our Partners from SAVE Brasil, Nature Kenya and BirdLife in São Tomé & Príncipe, who are at the forefront of forest conservation, working in some of the most threatened forests on earth.

Latest news on forest conservation

Here you can find the latest news on forest conservation in Africa

International Day of Forests Podcast

In collaboration with Birdlife to celebrate the International Day of Forests I speak with Mami Rasamoelina, Forest Programme Manager for Africa. Mami describes his upbringing in Madagascar and his ongoing work across various nations in different climates, states of poverty and vulnerability.