Tharcisse Vyamungu goes about briskly planting tree seedlings in the sun soaked fields of Lake Tanganyika Basin in Burundi. Vyamungu and other local farmers are tending to a number of tree nurseries dotting the farmlands. They are enhancing climate change resilience.
In the choppy waters of the Atlantic Ocean, off the Guinean coast, a fishing vessel moves effortlessly in the expansive waters. At one end of the vessel, six fishermen work in pairs as they haul a heavy net containing a large shoal of fish on board. The net also holds an unexpected catch: a seabird
In the hilly terrain of Awash National Park in Ethiopia, Tigist Bogale sits among a group of rangers in a room. The rangers all dressed in jungle green uniform, listen attentively to Dr. Bruktawit Abdu, at the front of the room passionately explaining a point to the group.
On 7th September 2019, the world marked the International Vulture Awareness Day (IVAD), a day set aside to create awareness about vultures, and celebrate their important role in cleaning up the environment thus preventing the spread of dangerous diseases.
Climate change is affecting the livelihoods of the population around the world. Challenging situations require innovative interventions and BirdLife is working hand in hand with local communities, who have unique knowledge of their landscapes, to build alternatives in Rwanda and Burundi
The past few decades have not been good for Wandering Albatrosses. The population has declined to the extent that they are classified as globally Vulnerable to extinction. The primary threat to these birds, as for many other seabirds, is incidental mortality (bycatch) in fisheries. Seabirds are bycaught mainly when they swallow baited hooks and are drowned as the line sinks. It is a horrific death, but fortunately, mitigation measures already available can very successfully prevent the needless death of seabirds on fishing hooks.
In December, BirdLife’s CEO, Patricia Zurita, attended HeidebergCement’s fourth Quarry Life Award ceremony – a contest to inspire school children, graduate students and researchers to find new and innovative ways to boost biodiversity in quarries.
The Pink Pigeon is no longer Endangered. But how did conservationists achieve this, and is it sustainable? Dr Vikash Tatayah, Conservation Director, Mauritian Wildlife Foundation (BirdLife Partner) reports from the field…