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Mountain Gorilla (Gorilla beringei beringei) © Emilie Chen

Eight years in the Eastern Afromontane: a conservation milestone

Fri, 03/07/2020
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.
Lappet-faced Vulture © Ben Jobson

How Kenya is healing toxic relationship between vultures and people

Tue, 23/06/2020
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

Working with traditional healers to end vulture poaching

Wed, 10/06/2020
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.

Turtle Day: Shining the Spotlight on West Africa’s Disappearing Turtles

Fri, 22/05/2020
Poaching, accidental catches, pollution, plastics, infrastructure... At sea and on land, sea turtles face many threats. Celebration of the World Turtle Day on May 23 each year, reminds us the importance of protecting these wonderful creatures.

Conserver les Plantes Patrimoniales de Garâa Sejenane et Dar Fatma

Sun, 19/04/2020

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Saving endemic plants in Tunisia

Sun, 19/04/2020
Conserving the Patrimonial Plants of Garâa Sejenane and Dar Fatma
© Ghana Wildlife Society

Marking World Wetlands Day in Africa

Thu, 12/03/2020
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

Tackling human-wildlife conflict through community engagement

Fri, 06/03/2020
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.

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

Tue, 25/02/2020
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.