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.
Fishes, snails, plants, subterranean salamanders and more, the Mediterranean Basin Hotspot is globally important for its freshwater biodiversity. This vital habitat is of course vital for human life too, and as the demand for water increases, so can pressures on biodiversity.
In Senegal, a new project on participatory ecology and community resilience to climate change will contribute to restoring the biodiversity of a wetland of international importance, and improve people’s livelihoods.
From Nairobi, Abuja, Lagos, Calabar, and elsewhere, African conservationist leaders participating in the 19th Chief S.L Edu Memorial Lecture joined the Nigerian Conservation Foundation (NCF – BirdLife Partner) on 12th August 2021 to advocate for ecosystem restoration, challenging Nigerian youths to help save the planet.
On the 23rd of February 2022, two traders were arrested by the local authorities for selling the body parts of vultures in Bandim market in Guinea-Bissau’s capital, Bissau. The arrest was made based on information from the Organização para a Defesa e Desenvolvimento das Zonas Húmidas (ODZH), one of BirdLife’s contacts in the country.
Located in the southeast of Madagascar, Tsitongambarika tropical forest is a protected area home to unique wildlife. New species of plants and animals continue to be discovered, and the forest is a vital water supply for local people. It also provides them with valuable materials on which their livelihoods depend, including food, firewood, charcoal and timber. Yet the site is extremely threatened, and with it, the essential services it provides.