The Sudanese Wildlife Society (SWS) held a one day workshop to mark World Migratory Bird Day (WMBD) on 23rd May 2016 that was hosted by the Wildlife Conservation General Authority (WCGA). This year's theme on ".... and when the skies fall silent? Stop the illegal killing, taking and trade" guided the discussions.
‘The African Bird Fair’. The Fair (previously known as the Sasol Bird Fair) will take place over the weekend of 3 and 4 September at the beautiful Walter Sisulu National Botanical Garden. With a vibrant array of exhibitors, presentations, guided walks and workshops lined up, it is set to be bigger and better than ever before! A perfect day out for the entire family!
For more information contact Emma Askes on firstname.lastname@example.org
Moved by the plight of their continent’s endangered vultures and what this could mean for people, African Ministers gave their support to BirdLife’s vulture campaign last week in Nairobi at the UN Environment Assembly. This was further cemented by the approval of a new resolution on wildlife crime and trade that means African governments can now take action to prevent the poisoning of vultures.
Ethiopia Bird Banding Position Announcement 2016
Location: Bale Mountains National Park, Ethiopia. http://balemountains.org/
Duration: November 1, 2016 through December 20, 2016 (approximate, dates somewhat flexible)
ABC will be on stands 65/66 in Marquee 2 at the British Birdwatcher's Fair, 19th-21st August 2016. Please come and visit us if you are able to get there. Members will be able to pick up their bulletins. Full details of the Fair can be found here.
Squeezed to death, tangled in fine nets, millions are massacred this way every year before they can reach their breeding grounds. Full story from BirdLife International here.
African governments have made a commitment towards addressing illegal wildlife trade in Africa by agreeing on an implementation road map for the African Strategy on Combating Illegal Exploitation and Illegal Trade in Wild Fauna and Flora in Africa. Full story here.
ABC website – update
The special plight of trans-saharan migrants, the continued slauighter of European Turtle Doves and work which BIrdLife International is doing in Egypt to stop the illegal killing of millikns of migrants is all here.