Biosfera is a renowned, independent national NGO, implementing innovative conservation initiatives on several islands to conserve multiple species, while raising awareness at the national and regional level. The organisation began its activities in 2006 and was officially created in May 2010.
The Mission of Biosfera is to promote the defence of the conservation of coastal and marine species and their habitats and mobilise Cape Verdean civil society to protect the environment.
Direct killing and taking of birds away from their natural environment can be a major contributor to the decline of some bird species. However, the scope and scale of Illegal Killing, Taking and Trade of Birds (IKB) remains largely unknown in sub-Sahara Africa. As a first step to better understand the threat, BirdLife International conducted a region-wide literature review between September 2020 and May 2021, with an aim of identifying the bird taxa & numbers affected, IKB methods, factors driving IKB and affected countries in sub-Sahara Africa.
Metre by metre, climate change and over-farming are degrading Africa’s formerly productive Sahel region and threatening not just wildlife habitat, but also people’s survival. However, there’s epic ambition to restore depleted lands and grow a 7,000-km natural wonder across the entire width of the continent. It’s showing that some walls can actually be liberating…