News Kenya

There is no place for racism in birding

Thu, 04/06/2020
In response to the incident in New York involving birder Christian Cooper, and ongoing Black Lives Matter demonstrations in USA and worldwide – as well as in encouragement of the first #BlackBirdersWeek – BirdLife staff based in the UK, Senegal & Kenya voice their reflections and advice as birders.
Since 2017, communities have planted 650,000 trees to restore the forest © Nature Kenya

Giving power to the people to protect iconic...

Fri, 15/05/2020
Not only is Mount Kenya Forest one of the most iconic landscapes in Africa, it is also a crucial source of clean water for the country. Find out how Nature Kenya is empowering local citizens to form powerful partnerships that can protect and restore the forest for decades to come.
© Ghana Wildlife Society

Marking World Wetlands Day in Africa

Thu, 12/03/2020
On the first Sunday of February every year, the world marks World Wetlands Day to raise awareness of the vital role played by wetlands. This year, BirdLife partners across Africa celebrated the theme: “Life thrives in Wetlands”.
The Taita Apalis is one of the rarest birds in the world, found only in Kenya’s Taita Hills © Pete Steward.

Species on the brink: saving the Endangered Taita...

Tue, 25/02/2020
Across the expansive Taita Plains in Southern Eastern Kenya rise majestic densely-forested hilly outcrops straddling the skyline near the historic town of Voi. These hilly outcrops, famously known as the Taita Hills occupy an area of about 250 square kilometers.
Grey Crowned Cranes at lake Ol’ Bolosat KBA in Kenya © Fabian Haas

15 Conservation Lessons from the Eastern...

Tue, 10/12/2019
After seven years, the CEPF investment in the Eastern Afromontane Biodiversity Hotspot is wrapping up this month. During this time, 101 grantees will have completed 160 conservation projects across 13 countries, collecting an astounding amount of knowledge about what works in conservation.
© Nature Kenya

Celebrating World Migratory Bird Day across Africa

Fri, 15/11/2019
The World Migratory Bird Day (WMBD), celebrated every year in May and October seeks to raise awareness on migratory birds and the need to conserve them. These birds travel over thousands of kilometres, in search of suitable conditions for feeding and breeding.
Women take part in an organic farming project near Dakatcha Woodland, Kenya © Thomas Lehmberg / DOF

5 ways to include more women in your conservation...

Thu, 03/10/2019
Conservation projects can’t work unless everyone in the local community is involved. But at the moment, many women are being left out. Our CEPF project in East Africa shares some simple steps on how to welcome women into the conversation.
Lappet-faced Vultures (Endangered) were among the casualties © Andre Botha

Up to 100 vulture deaths prevented by rapid...

Mon, 04/02/2019
On Sunday morning, a wildlife ranger in Nairobi, Kenya discovered 20 dead and 5 critically ill vultures slumped around a poisoned hyena carcass. Despite these tragic casualties, a rapid response protocol set up with the help of BirdLife almost certainly saved the lives of many more.

BirdLife reçoit le Prix du Leadership en...

Tue, 25/09/2018
BirdLife International est le récipiendaire du Prix de distinction du Leadership en gestion de l’environnement et gouvernance environnementale en Afrique. Le prix a été décerné par le NEPAD, un cadre stratégique de développement économique de l’Union africaine à BirdLife le Mercredi 19 septembre 2018, à Nairobi au Kenya.
BirdLife Policy and Advocacy staff%2c who contributed immensely for our work in Africa to be recognised received the award in Nairobi%2c Kenya (c) Fathy Ahmed (1)

BirdLife wins leadership in conservation award in...

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.