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BirdLife wins leadership in bird conservation...

Tue, 25/09/2018
BirdLife International is the first recipient of the exceptional leadership award in environmental management and governance in Africa. The award was given by NEPAD, an economic development programme of the African Union to BirdLife on Wednesday, 19 September 2018 in Nairobi, Kenya.
The White-headed Vulture can locate an animal carcass from a mile away © Andre Botha

Saving the sentinels of the skies: Kenya's...

Fri, 31/08/2018
For millennia, vultures have aided humans in their role as nature’s rapid-response clean-up crew. Now, Kenya is repaying the favour with a new rapid-response unit to combat vulture poisoning: part of an ambitious project to save Africa’s vultures.
The Sokoke Scops Owl weighs only 2 ounces (57g) and is the smallest Scops Owl © John Mwcharo

Irreplaceable: Dakatcha Woodland, Kenya

Mon, 23/07/2018
It’s a refuge for Endangered species found at only a handful of other sites. It stores rainwater, traps carbon and even regulates the local climate. But this unique and globally important forest has no formal protection. Read what’s being done in the fight to secure its survival.
 Le lac abrite diverses espèces d’oiseaux migrateurs tels que les grues © Fabian Haas

Le Kenya annonce une nouvelle aire protégée dans...

Wed, 14/03/2018
La nouvelle zone humide protégée du Lac Ol Bolossat au centre du Kenya qui couvre une superficie de 43,3 km2, est un site d’étape vital pour les oiseaux migrateurs et avait déjà été classée Zone importante pour la conservation des oiseaux.
Lake Ol Bolossat is a key habitat for Endangered birds such as the Grey Crowned-crane © Fabian Haas

Rapid response turns shrinking Kenyan lake into...

Wed, 14/03/2018
Lake Ol Bolossat is home to thriving hippopotamus families and a wealth of stunning waterbirds. But human activity is drying up this oasis of life. Just in the nick of time, a CEPF-funded campaign persuaded the Kenyan Government to grant formal protection.
Members of Nyiego Community (in blue tops) working on their agroforestry demonstration plot planted with the indigenous Markhamia lutea

Local communities take action to conserve their...

Fri, 02/03/2018
Yala Ecosystem Site Support Group has mobilised their local community to restore degraded areas in the Yala Swamp Important Bird and Biodiversity Area in Kenya
Masterclass participants at the end of training © Jude Fuhnwi

How to design a conservation project: masterclass...

Wed, 17/01/2018
In November 2017, conservationists from four East African countries attended a masterclass in designing effective conservation projects. This has enabled them to create projects that can influence private companies, public policies, and secure the long-term future of the Eastern Afromontane Hotspot
Mount Mabu is famous for its old-growth rainforest © Julian Bayliss

Five years' success for African mountain...

Wed, 10/01/2018
Five years ago, Birdlife International was granted the funding to manage the rich but highly threatened biodiversity of the Eastern Afromontane Hotspot. As the first five-year phase comes to a close, we reflect on the successes, lessons learned, and how to make this work last long into the future.
2016 intern Laing Lenghieng teaching students at an anti-poisoning education awareness event at Siem Pang High School – Cambodia

Early Career Conservationists learning the ropes...

Mon, 23/10/2017
Starting a career in conservation can be hard. That's why BirdLife provides paid internship opportunities across the world. Here's how some of this year's interns have been getting on so far.
Sokoke pipit © Steve Garvie

Acción conservacionista local reduce pobreza en...

Tue, 17/10/2017
El Bosque de Dakatcha suministra agua, protege el suelo, alberga animales únicos y proporciona servicios ambientales beneficiosos para la población local. El Grupo de Conservación del Bosque está trabajando para preservar los recursos forestales y mejorar los medios de vida de la población local.
Sokoke pipit © Steve Garvie

Local conservation action reducing poverty in...

Tue, 17/10/2017
The Dakatcha Woodland Conservation Group is working to preserve the forest resources and improve the livelihoods of the local population.
© Steve Garvie

Les actions locales de conservation réduisent la...

Tue, 17/10/2017

La forêt claire de Dakatcha près de la ville de Malindi sur la côte kenyane, couvre une

Un Forum national débat de l’intégration de la...

Tue, 05/09/2017

Les moyens d’existence de certaines communautés locales dans la plupart des pays en dév

Mr. Gideon Gathaara (Conservation Secretary in the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources) makes a point during the high level panel © John Mwacharo

National forum discusses biodiversity...

Tue, 05/09/2017
Nature Kenya organizes national dialogue on biodiversity mainstreaming into sectors of the economy.
Maasai Mara team during the exchange © NatureKenya

Building communities of passionate...

Mon, 21/08/2017

Wildlife poisoning driven by human-wildlife conflict is a leading threat to the surviva

Serah Munguti de Nature Kenya reconnue pour le...

Mon, 31/07/2017

Après plusieurs années en première ligne de la coopération avec les communautés, et de

Exercise time © EAM RIT

Conservation in a Social Context

Fri, 30/06/2017
Biodiversity conservation is ultimately a social process. CEPF grantees in the Eastern Afromontane hotspot learned how to work better with people to protect nature more effectively.
Serah speaks about her work at Tana River Delta © NatureKenya

Nature Kenya’s Serah Munguti recognised for Tusk...

Fri, 23/06/2017
After several years on the frontline working with communities and campaigning for the conservation of Kenya’s biodiverse Tana River Delta, Serah Munguti, Advocacy Manager of BirdLife International’s Partner in Kenya was shortlisted as finalist for the fifth annual Tusk Award.