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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.
Volunteers counting birds in the Qanatir Area in Cairo © Mohamed Badran

Nature Conservation Egypt's conservation efforts recognized

Fri, 26/03/2021
This January, Nature Conservation Egypt launched the 2021 winter bird count, gathering important data on bird populations while engaging the public in conservation issues. This month, the success of the initiative gained them recognition from the whole conservation community.
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
Atewa Forest has been hailed as one of the 38 most important places on earth for nature © Jeremy Lindsell

Major manufacturing companies oppose mining in Atewa Forest, Ghana

Wed, 03/02/2021
Controversial plans to mine for bauxite in Ghana’s Atewa Forest – a Key Biodiversity Area – have received opposition from three global manufacturing companies who would have been major customers. This new development means the mine would not only be disastrous for biodiversity and human health, but now business too.