BirdLife’s work in Africa is aligned to the four pillars of the BirdLife strategy: Species, Sites and Habitats, Ecological Sustainability and People. Within this framework, the BirdLife Africa Partnership emphasises developing positive linkages between birds, biodiversity and the livelihoods of people.
Our work in Africa
Our planet is in the midst its sixth mass extinction event, with climate change, habitat destruction and other human activities devastating the diversity of life on the planet. But while the crisis is undeniably urgent, there’s also hope. Humans may create huge challenges – but with enough support, dedication and resources, we can also reverse them.
Supported by the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF), BirdLife and our local partners are guiding conservation projects Mediterranean biodiversity hotspot – a series of coastal zones fabulously rich in biodiversity, yet threatened by unrestrained coastal development.
Tens of thousands of soaring birds cross the Red Sea and Great Rift Valley every year during seasonal migration. Unfortunately, huge development pressures threaten these magnificent animals.