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Friday, March 8, 2019

In honour of International Women’s Day, we invited Awatef Abiadh to share her insight from interviews with motivated and brave women who lead on conservation projects in developing countries in the Mediterranean. Get ready to be inspired…

Awatef is the Programme Officer for North Africa for the Critical Ecosystem Partnership FundCEPF, in the Mediterranean biodiversity hotspot.

Thursday, March 7, 2019

Many of you will know that Martin died on Sunday 24th February 2019, relatively peacefully, having been diagnosed with untreatable cancer in September 2018.  The end came very quickly with all the family here, and until recently his quality of life was not too bad.
 
He was very stoical, and at least it gave him time to organise things, his favourite / best books went off to auction in October, and he was delighted when his archive went to the Natural History Museum at Tring where it might be of use to others.

Thursday, March 7, 2019

All African Bird Club members are invited to the launch of a new wildlife art gallery in Solva, Pembrokeshire (Wales, UK) on Tuesday 12th March 2019.  

Sunday, February 24, 2019

The 41,000 ha Tsitongambarika forest is one of Madagascar’s few remaining stands of humid lowland forest, a globally unique ecosystem with 80 – 90 per cent of its life made up of endemic species.

But it’s also an ecosystem under threat, ringed by villages comprising over 60,000 people and under pressure from illegal timber exploitation and encroachment by slash-and-burn agriculture and other forms of shifting cultivation.

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

On the morning of the 27th of January, Eric Ole Reson was on his routine patrol on the Northern border of the Masai Mara when he spotted a group of vultures struggling to fly.

Friday, January 25, 2019

Mauritius is home to some of the world’s rarest bird species.

Friday, January 18, 2019

On Rodrigues, a semi-autonomous island in the Republic of Mauritius, environmental education is inspiring communities to get out there and help conserve their unique wildlife. And it’s all thanks to an innovative scheme, the Rodrigues Environmental Education Programme*.

Friday, December 21, 2018

Reading about the environment can sometimes seem like a depressing litany of fading species, increased development, and a warming planet. But there are reasons to be hopeful. As we approach the new year, here are 12 conservation wins we saw in 2018. Read their stories here and enjoy a happy festive season. Best wishes from all at African Bird Club.

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

At its 2008 World Congress, BirdLife launched the Preventing Extinctions Programme, bringing together the whole Partnership’s species conservation efforts. The underlying principle was simple, recalls Jim Lawrence, BirdLife Global Marketing Manager: "BirdLife couldn't, with a clear conscience, allow any more bird species to go extinct as a result of human activity". For Roger Safford (BirdLife Senior Programme Manager, Preventing Extinctions) the Programme was – and remains – a clear statement that such extinctions "simply aren’t acceptable".

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

A team of conservationists at SAVE THE FROGS! Ghana has found two gravid (“pregnant”) individuals of the Giant Squeaker Frog (Arthroleptis krokosua) in the Sui River Forest Reserve, the frog’s last remaining habitat. Only three other gravid individuals have ever been found in the last sixteen years. 

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