BirdLife South Africa
BirdLife South Africa is the only dedicated bird conservation organisation in South Africa. We focus our efforts on the conservation of South Africa’s most threatened birds, as well as on protecting IBAs and KBAs. We have a large and growing membership, with our members receiving our bi-monthly African Birdlife magazine. Increasingly, BirdLife South Africa is undertaking work in the southern African region, especially to support other BirdLife Partners and to support the RSPB’s East Atlantic Flyway conservation efforts.
“We at BirdLife South Africa believe there is hope. We believe that if we look after the natural world, the natural world will look after us.”
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…