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Tony Wood, Former President and Vice-President of BirdLife Zimbabwe

A Tribute to Tony Wood, Former President and Vice-President of BirdLife Zimbabwe

Mon, 20/09/2021

It is with heavy hearts that we honour and say good-bye to

Bees and other pollinators are increasingly threatened by human activities © Seydou Nacro

Natural compost helps women farmers in Burkina Faso get better yields

Wed, 07/07/2021
Natural compost is a reliable alternative to chemical fertilizers in improving agricultural yields for women farmers in Burkina Faso, while promoting conservation of micro-organisms and insects, ensuring the survival of migratory birds and optimal pollination of crops.
Thunderbird, la star de notre histoire, est une tortue caouanne © Miquel Gomila

La triste histoire de la tortue de mer dénommée, Thunderbird

Wed, 16/06/2021
Le voyage épique de 6 000 km, de l'Espagne au Sénégal, d'une tortue caouanne révèle certaines des principales menaces qui pèsent sur les tortues de mer. Six des sept tortues de mer sont classées comme vulnérables, en danger ou en danger critique d'extinction sur la liste rouge de l'UICN.
Thunderbird, the star of our story, is a loggerhead sea turtle © Miquel Gomila

The sad tale of Thunderbird the Sea Turtle

Tue, 15/06/2021
An epic trip of 6,000 km, from Spain to Senegal, of a loggerhead turtle reveals some of the major threats to sea turtles. Six out of the seven sea turtles are classified as Vulnerable, Endangered or Critically Endangered on the IUCN Red List.

First release of African Penguins at De Hoop Nature Reserve in South Africa

Tue, 15/06/2021
The release of 30 juvenile African Penguins into the wild this week represents a big step forward to re-establish a penguin colony on the south coast of South Africa. BirdLife South Africa, CapeNature and SANCCOB have partnered together in this ambitious attempt to help this Endangered species.
Eurasian Spoonbills observed at the Ribeira de Vinha waste water treatment plant © Biosfera

Cabo Verde waste water treatment plant is unexpected bird haven

Mon, 14/06/2021
Researchers in Cabo Verde have discovered that a waste water treatment plant is an important stopover site for migrating birds, reminding us that there is still so much left to learn about this African archipelago. Find out how the Biosfera team are working to conserve this artificial wetland.
Egyptian Tortoise in Libya - © Al Hayat Organization

Libyan and Egyptian conservationists work across border to save Critically Endangered tortoise

Tue, 08/06/2021
Almost extinct in its namesake country, and with illegal smuggling of Egyptian Tortoise across the border from Libya – plus habitat destruction – threatening the species, it is taking the collaboration of both Libyan and Egyptian NGOs to research and protect this neglected species
Griffon vulture from reintroduction program in flight at Jbel Moussa © Rachid Elkhamlichi

Griffon Vultures are breeding in Morocco after 40-year absence

Mon, 07/06/2021
The Griffon Vulture is once again breeding Morocco after 40 years, thanks to a reintroduction program undertaken by the Water and Forestry Department in partnership with GREPOM/BirdLife Maroc.
A pair of Cape Verde Petrels on in Fogo Island, Cabo Verde © Jacob Gonzalez Solis

Get into a Cape Verde Petrel’s nest!

Wed, 28/04/2021
Watch live as a fluffy little Cape Verde Petrel chick grows up and lives in the safety of its nest until it flies away.