Yesterday, the UN climate summit (COP27) kicked off in Sharm El-Sheikh Egypt. Here, we dive into what it is, what to expect from it, and what results BirdLife are hoping to see.
Soaring high across the sky, vultures have long inspired humans, yet many of these iconic birds are highly threatened. On International Vulture Awareness Day, we celebrate the global efforts to change the fortunes of these iconic birds of prey.
Balancing climate change, energy access and nature conservation: a multilayered challenge for Africa
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.