BirdLife Africa in the News

24 June 2020 - African vultures are in danger of extinction: their brains are smoked in a joint

The cleaning crew of nature has fewer and fewer members. The vulture is now a critically endangered bird in Africa. Online article here

8 April 2020 - I'm protecting seabirds in one of the world's most overfished areas

In an exclusive interview with New Scientist, former BirdLife Africa Marine Programme Coordinator, Justine Dossa talks about opportunities and challenges working in one of the world’s largest marine ecosystems

27 January 2020 - Tackling environmental problems requires integrated approach

Last November, the African Ministerial Conference on the Environment took place in Durban, South Africa. It brought together African governments, policymakers, development partners and civil society organisations to deliberate on pressing environmental challenges such as biodiversity loss, climate change and plastic pollution.

13 January 2020 - BirdLife Africa: inside the battle between conservation and oil exploration

Due to the increasing handout of exploration licenses, the waters off the coast of West Africa have become a hub of oil and gas exploration activity. However, the implications for the region’s marine wildlife and eco-systems are concerning, as BirdLife Africa’s Paul Silai Tendeng tells us.

18  September 2019. The Star Kenya - Save vultures from extinction

Vultures are often shunned as dirty and ugly, with many cartoonists using their caricatures to depict corruption. They are often associated with bad omen or even death, factors that have shaped people’s attitudes towards them. However, vultures are perhaps the most important birds in the ecosystem, providing carcass and organic waste disposal services.