Although touted as "environmentally friendly", renewable energy infrastructure can severely negatively impact biodiversity. The well-needed energy development in Africa has to be properly planned to ensure minimal damage to vulnerable bird species.
Kenya’s National Land Commission has hinted its intention to pursue the controversial allocation of over 6,000 ha of Yala Swamp to a private developer. Local communities and stakeholders enraged by the move.
BirdLife Africa has called for increased push for the safeguarding of protected and conserved areas at the IUCN Africa Protected Areas Congress (APAC) in Kigali, Rwanda. The congress – the first gathering of stakeholders focussing on protected areas brought together more than 2400 participants from 53 African countries to deliberate on the role of Protected and Conserved Areas (PCAs) in nature conservation, protecting Africa’s wildlife, delivering vital ecosystem services, promoting sustainable development while safeguarding cultural heritage.
BirdLife Partners and other NGOs in Cote d’Ivoire, Ethiopia, Nigeria, and Rwanda are amongst the Top 100 Restoration Projects funded by TerraFund for AFR100, which recently announced its cohort of 100 local innovators and enterprises in 27 countries to deliver pioneering tree restoration projects towards a prosperous, net-zero-emissions future for Africa.
BirdLife Africa is developing relationships with various universities to share knowledge and expose African students to the real world of conservation and policy. Read more on the experiences of 3 PhD students who participated in the last UNEA session held in Kenya, from 28th February – 2nd March 2022.
From 2017-2020, BirdLife International carried out a project to help build the resilience of people, biodiversity and land against climate change in the two countries. While the project may have drawn to a close, its legacy is long‑lasting...
It’s no joke! Penguins are a highly threatened group of birds. On World Penguin Day, we’re celebrating the incredible (and shocking) feats of the world’s best avian swimmers, sharing the work of BirdLife Partners working to protect penguins around the world, and giving you a chance to walk among a penguin colony.