Africa
© Bruktawit Abdu
25 Nov 2020

Great Ethiopian Run 2020 supports bird conservation in Ethiopia

The Great Ethiopian Run is the one of the world's most famous marathon initiatives. Since its inception in 2000, GER has staged over 100 races in different parts of Ethiopia, with thousands of participants and an audience base of another five million.
Reef rescuer Athina cleaning corals at a nursery © Nature Seychelles
17 Nov 2020

Saving Seychelles disappearing coral reefs

Ocean warming and coral bleaching have had a devastating impact on coral reefs, critical in supporting marine biodiversity. In Seychelles conservationists are celebrating ten years of success of the world’s first large-scale coral reef restoration project using the coral gardening method
A head-start for Loggerheads in Cabo Verde © Shaun Hurrell
11 Nov 2020

Drones, stretchers and other surprising reasons for Cabo Verde’s turtle

Whilst COVID-related restrictions may have benefited turtles elsewhere, the dedication of conservationists is mostly what made 2020 an exceptional Loggerhead Turtle nesting season here
The red-billed tropicbird (Phaethon aethereus) nests all year round in Cabo Verde © Projeto Sal Biodiversidade
04 Nov 2020

How Cabo Verde is becoming a safe haven for seabirds

A new network for seabird research and conservation in Cabo Verde is already making an impact on bird species and the local communities that live alongside them
Dailus Laurence, 29, started working on Cousin Island at the age of 21 © Nature Seychelles
02 Nov 2020

Nature Seychelles warden wins 2020 African Ranger Award

Dailus Laurence, the Chief Warden of Cousin Island Special Reserve and employee of Nature Seychelles (BirdLife Partner), has won the prestigious 2020 African Ranger Award, promoted by the Alibaba Foundation and the Paradise Foundation. The award includes prize money of US$ 10,000.

Red List appeal: help us continue to identify which birds most need our help

 

30 Bojer's Skinks were evacuated from Ile de la Passe © Mauritian Wildlife Foundation
29 Oct 2020

Reptile rescue mission after devastating Mauritius oil spill

When an oil freighter ran aground within a few kilometres of Mauritian nature reserves, local conservationists rushed in to rescue three globally threatened lizard species found nowhere else. The reptiles were moved to a captive breeding programme that could provide a vital lifeline.
There are thought to be fewer than 250 Liben Larks left © Nikk Borrow
15 Sep 2020

Saving the Critically Endangered Liben Lark in Ethiopia

Forming part of the Ethiopian Highlands in Southern Ethiopia is the Liben Plain, an Important Bird and Biodiversity Area.
The Common Ringed Plover weights only 64 grams, but migrates thousands of kilometres © Zeynel Cebeci
07 Sep 2020

Introducing our new Spring Alive species: the Common Ringed Plover

As birds migrate from Europe to their wintering grounds in Africa, we explore the fascinating behaviour of the Common Ringed Plover, a small but feisty wader familiar across Africa’s wetlands.
04 Sep 2020

Our new partnership with Project Ranger will ramp up vulture protection

Through an exciting new partnership, BirdLife is helping rangers continue to combat poaching in difficult times and bringing vultures into the spotlight among the more high profile victims of wildlife trade.
The reservoir provides water for 800,000 residents © Rody Schoonderwoerd
27 Aug 2020

Restoring Malawi’s historic Mudi dam

In 1953, Mudi Dam was built to supply water to the residents of Blantyre during the dry season. However, decades of deforestation and land clearance have filled this local landmark with silt. Find out how our Partner WESM is taking a hands-on approach to restore this vital water source and wildlife haven.
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