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BirdLife inaugurates conservation forum to address Africa’s vulture crisis


BirdLife Africa on Tuesday, September 7, 2021 launched the Vulture Conservation Forum, a platform of its network of partners and collaborators from more than 28 countries across the continent to address Africa’s vulture crisis. Vultures Vultures play a vital role in the environment keeping it free of decaying carcasses, yet the birds have experienced catastrophic declines around the world, with ...

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Declining vulture populations should be a wakeup call


Every year the world marks the International Vulture Awareness Day (IVAD) in September, to raise awareness about vultures. However, the picture is not rosy for these magnificent birds. In Africa, vulture populations have declined catastrophically over the last 50 years, with declines of up to 97% for some species. While vultures are oft seen as sinister birds that signify bad ...

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BirdLife lists threatened World Heritage Sites in Africa as UNESCO committee meets

Kavango Region

As the two-week extended 44th session of the UNESCO World Heritage Committee commenced on Friday, July 16, 2021, BirdLife International has raised global attention to some World Heritage Sites in Africa under threat. The Okavango, Region of Kavango, Namibia. Photo credit: Zairon The conservation body hopes that the intergovernmental body, which is responsible for making decisions regarding implementation of the ...

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International Day of Forests: Why restoring Africa’s forests is critical


As the world celebrates the 2021 International Day of Forests (IDF) on March 21, spotlight is increasingly on the depletion of these critical ecosystems. Forests cover about 31% of global land area and are home to around 80% of the globe’s biodiversity. From food, water purification, climate change mitigation through acting as carbon sinks – absorbing about 2.6 billion tonnes ...

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Beyond borders: Urgent action needed to save migratory birds

Alex Ngari

Around the world, migratory birds provide immeasurable value to the environment. From pollination, to controlling pests, to food sources for other wildlife species, migratory birds accord many benefits to nature and people. Many migratory species form a must-see-list of many birdwatchers with avitourism contributing billions of dollars per year to national economies. Alex Ngari Every year, the world celebrates World ...

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Endangered bird species rebound on predator-free Pacific islands

Polynesian Ground Dove

Five remote Pacific islands are once again safe havens for four of the world’s rarest bird species following the success of one of the most ambitious island restoration projects ever implemented. Just two years after ambitious efforts by a team of international conservation organisations to rid French Polynesia’s Acteon & Gambier island groups of invasive mammals began, five of six ...

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Virtual reality film to connect audiences with penguin protection


For the first time, digital audiences can be transported to a sub-antarctic penguin colony to immerse themselves in the lives of penguin species, thanks to a new 3D 360-degree film launched on Wednesday, April 19, 2017 produced with Visualise for BirdLife International’s “Protect a Penguin” global campaign. BirdLife International, believed to be the world’s largest nature conservation partnership, has worked ...

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Spate of illegal bird killing in Egypt unveiled

Migratory birds

A new study has revealed that over 75% of bird killing and trapping in Egypt is illegal. BirdLife International releases new data on Mediterranean hotspot for illegal bird killing, and shows graphic video on killing methods. Nature Conservation Egypt (BirdLife in Egypt) and the BirdLife International Secretariat on Tuesday, 10 May, 2016 released a study on the socio-economic drivers of hunting ...

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Vultures in Africa, Europe face extinction, BirdLife warns

Conservation Partnership – BirdLife International – has announced that vultures have rapidly become one of the most threatened families of birds on the planet. In a bid to stop this important family of birds slipping towards extinction in Europe and Africa, they have launched a global campaign asking for public support to Stop Vulture Poisoning Now.   Following recent catastrophic declines ...

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BirdLife to Nigeria: Stop persecuting vultures


BirdLife International, the world’s largest nature conservation Partnership with over 120 partners worldwide, is worried about the precarious state of vulture population in Nigeria. In a recent correspondence to concerned Nigerian authorities, the UK-based bird preservation group raises concern on the gravity of the situation and its significance to public health   Mrs Lawrentia L Mallam, Honourable Minister of Environment, ...

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