Working for birds in Africa


Tuesday, April 24, 2018

A number of well-known bird species are now at risk of extinction.This is the chief conclusion of State of the World’s Birds 2018, a new report from BirdLife International which looks at the health of bird populations worldwide.

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

How do we raise awareness about the biodiversity crisis facing the world?

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Be a part of Global Big Day which unites over 20,000 people from more than 160 countries in a single day to celebrate birds. The theme for this May’s Global Big Day is shorebirds!

On the 5th May 2018, can last year’s result, of 6637 bird species, be surpassed.

No matter what you do, have fun, enjoy the birds you find, and share your sightings on eBird!

Sunday, April 8, 2018

It’s not called the “African Galapagos” for nothing. The island of São Tomé, off the west coast of central Africa, is truly one of a kind. For a start, it has a remarkable level of endemism for such a small island: 17 of its 50 bird species are confined to that island alone. It is also unusual in that it has no recorded human-driven bird extinctions – yet.

Thursday, March 22, 2018

Last week, the conservation world received some extremely good news when the Government of Tanzania decided to abandon plans to construct a soda ash factory at Lake Natron, the most significant breeding site for Lesser Flamingos (Phoeniconaias minor) after becoming aware of the potential impacts. BirdLife International congratulates the Government of the United Republic of Tanzania on the decision, and their commitment to safeguarding flamingos.   

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

For bird lovers, South Africa has always been a great place to be.

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Lake Ol Bolossat is a small lake in the Nyandarua County of central Kenya. It lies nestled between the northwestern slopes of Aberdare Mountains and the Dundori Ridge, and serves as the source of the Ewaso Nyiro River and Thomson’s falls.  The open water, marshes, grassland and forests – not to mention the springs that feed the lake – offer a great variety of habitats.

Friday, March 9, 2018

From Patricia Zurita, the first woman from a developing country to become CEO of an international conservation organisaion, to Steph Winnard, measuring albatross eggs on remote islands, BirdLife is full of amazing women. Conservation hasn’t always been a stereotypically “feminine” sector, but that’s changing, and there are now women all across the world who are instrumental in taking BirdLife’s valuable work to new and exciting places.

Monday, March 5, 2018

A group of women are working tirelessly to reverse life-threatening challengesfacing local economies in Nigeria, as the country’s declining mangrove forests face extinction – after decades of degradation. The Society for Women and Vulnerable Groups (SWOVUGE) is helping communities to restore and sustainably manage mangrove forests in the five villages of the Ukpom Okom District in South East Nigeria. Read the complete story here, its fascinating.

Friday, March 2, 2018

Everything we thought we knew about the White-winged Flufftail Sarothrura ayresi has been shaken up by recent footage captured by camera trap technology. At Middelpunt Wetland in South Africa, a site previously thought to cater only to non-breeding visiting Flufftails, strange photos were recorded. They depicted intriguing wing-flapping behavior, with both males and females displaying their white wing feathers.


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