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A pair of Cape Verde Petrels on in Fogo Island, Cabo Verde © Jacob Gonzalez Solis

Get into a Cape Verde Petrel’s nest!

Wed, 28/04/2021
Watch live as a fluffy little Cape Verde Petrel chick grows up and lives in the safety of its nest until it flies away.
African Penguin © David Dibert

Artificial colonies provide hope for penguins in South Africa

Sun, 25/04/2021
With numbers plummeting and food hard to find, African Penguins face a bleak future – but BirdLife South Africa has a plan to ensure they thrive again.
Rado Andriamasimanana (third from right) at Ampasy Research Station, Feb 2020

Remembering Rado: leading figure in Madagascar’s environmental movement passes away

Fri, 23/04/2021
Obituary in honour of Rado Andriamasimanana (1969-2021) of ASITY Madagascar, whose influence, expertise and characteristic smile leaves a strong imprint on conservation in Madagascar
Vulture Safe Zone signage at Chisamba Important Bird & Biodiversity Area © BirdWatch Zambia

Zambia's Vulture Safe Zones provide hope for African vultures

Wed, 21/04/2021
Poisoning – both accidental and deliberate – has driven Africa's vultures to the brink of extinction. But hope is at hand: a new series of poison-free safe spaces are protecting vultures, raising awareness and advancing research in Zambia.
A pod of Great white pelicans in Djoudj bird sanctuary

Response to the bird flu outbreak in Senegal and Mauritania

Thu, 04/03/2021
Nearly 2,500 pelicans died in late January in two National Parks on the border of Senegal and Mauritania as a result of an outbreak of the Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI).

Soutenir les pêcheurs artisanaux de Zembra

Tue, 23/02/2021
Comment l’acquisition de matériel par des pêcheurs Tunisiens peut renforcer la protection d’un environnement marin sur le long terme
Fishers near Zembra island, Tunisia © Louis Marie Preau

Supporting the artisanal fishers of Zembra

Tue, 23/02/2021
How purchasing fishing equipment for Tunisian fishers can protect a marine environment in the long term
Lesser flamingo (phoeniconaias minor) © Josh More

Death by collision: Counting the cost of power lines on birds in Kenya

Mon, 25/01/2021
Powerlines are a huge danger to birds when not located in proper places, killing hundreds of millions every year from collision and electrocution. In Kenya, the routing of a new power line just at the edge of an Important Bird & Biodiversity Area, home to thousands of waterbirds, will be a death trap for birds
Illegal trade is decimating the population of Grey parrots in Ghana © Hans Braxmeier

Tackling illegal killing, taking and trade of birds in Sub-Saharan Africa

Thu, 21/01/2021
As part of our effort to curb the devastating damage wreaked by the bird trade, BirdLife has embarked on a study to compile all existing information about bird killing, trapping and trade in Sub-Saharan Africa. We're inviting you to get in touch with any information that can help us fill in the gaps.