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This is an urgent appeal to support our international Partner charities, so they can continue to act for nature.
The book will have every single islands Endemic species of the Indian Ocean, 289 in all, also included the Subspecies, Waterbirds, Migrant Seabirds, Migrant Shorebirds, Migrants Birds of Prey, and the Exotic well over 1100 photos. This is the first book to illustrate all the birds of the Indian Ocean region. It is a large format book, running to over 1,100 pages with thousands of full colour original photographs and an academic text contributed.
The following series of talks have been organised and hosted by Leadership for Conservation in Africa.
Date: 26 April 2020; Time: 18:45 for 19:00 (GMT+2)
Topic: Biodiversity and Conservation in Angola
Date: 28 April 2020; Time: 18:45 for 19:00 (GMT+2)
Topic: Sangha Pangolin Project – working with the Ba’Aka to protect Pangolins in the Central African Republic
Join health professionals, conservation organizations, celebrities, and others in a global movement to call on our world’s governments to permanently end the commercial trade and sale in markets of wild terrestrial animals worldwide. Together we are urging the world’s governments to recognize that this is among the most important decisions that the global community can make to prevent future pandemics and global disruption. Every voice counts. Can youtake action?
Dear fellow birdwatchers,
Corona has changed our lives and we want to study its influence on birdwatching in different countries. Please help us and answer a few simple questions. The questionnaire is in different languages. The study is run by Piotr Tryjanowski (University of Poznan) and Christoph Randler (University of Tuebingen).
Gabela Helmetshrike Prionops gabela is an endangered bird found only in western Angola. In November 2019 the first known nest of this bird was found by Arnon Dattner, near the community of Santa Ambuleia in north-western Angola. The nest, as well as the 5 territories of Gabela Helmetshrike found near the community, were protected by local bird-watching guides who worked with the local population to prevent fires, logging or hunting at these territories.
White-headed Robin Chat is an African endangered bird, known only from two sites worldwide: one site is in the Democratic Republic of Congo and the other is near the community of Kinjila in northern Angola. Although the first nest of this special bird was found by Pedro Vaz Pinto and Ian Sinclair in 2005, there was no documentation of the nest. This nest, found by Arnon Dattner, was protected by a group of local birdwatching guides who act to conserve the forests and the birds around the community of Kinjila.
The 1st edition (1994) went out of print and was commanding high prices for copies online. A reprint was produced a few years ago but the superb image quality of the 1st edition was drastically diminished. This 2nd edition (2020) fully revises the text, restores the spectacular image quality, and adds 16 new species, bringing the total to 74.
Françoise Dowsett-Lemaire and Robert J. Dowsett have kindly provided 10 ornithological reports for use on this website. These reports are summaries of their travels to Benin and Togo and can be found at Benin/references and Togo/references. You will find a wealth of detail relating to habitats, locations, sightings and checklists. The reports are written in French, and some in English with a French summary.