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.”
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…
Sometimes, to solve the problems of the future, we need to look to the ideas of the past. Discover how the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF) is helping communities in Morocco to revive the traditional sylvo-pastoral resource management system “Agdal” to avoid more rangelands degradation and restore degraded rangelands.
Across Africa, vulture populations have catastrophically declined over the last 50 years, with overall decline rates of up to 97%. Today, 7 out of 11 African-Eurasian vulture species are at risk of extinction, underlining this decline.