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BirdLife Botswana remains active providing services to its members, which are the valuable mainstay of BLB. It is also heavily involved in education and outreach, and continues to undertake research and be involved in conservation. 

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Using an online platform to build local CBO capacity on GEF/SGP operations and sharing CBOs operational experiences.

BirdLife Botswana in partnership with the Global Environment Facility Small Grants Programme (implemented by United Nations Development Programme) and Technical Advisory Committee from Tutume and Boteti Sub-Districts conducted the first virtual session with three of Makgadikgadi Wetlands Area Community-Based Organisations (Nata Conservation Trust, Gaing-O Conservation Trust, and Boteti Rural Development Trust) on the 23rd March 2021. Read more

Building multi-sectorial capacity to tackle illegal wildlife poisoning: poaching and conflict in the KAZA transfrontier conservation area

As a contribution to a broader approach of tackling threats currently facing vultures and consequently halt the declines vulture species in Botswana and Africa in general, BirdLife Botswana collaborated with three other BirdLife partners (BirdWatch Zambia, BirdLife International & BirdLife Zimbabwe) to tackle wildlife poisoning which by extension negatively affect vulture populations. Read more

Bird Walk Note: 

Dear BLB member, After announcing the forthcoming BLB attractions for March in yesterday’s e-mail, it has come to our attention that a Special Government Gazette has been published in which all sports events and recreational activities have been banned in Botswana until the end of the month.  You can now drink as much beer as you like, but you may not socialise.  This restriction also applies to weddings. Read more.

PAST NEWS

Biodiversity monitoring Training workshops in Wetland areas, District Council Presentation, Dead vultures incident near Mosu Village, World Wetlands Day,Education awareness session,  African Bird Club Supports CommunitiesBirdLife Botswana statement on the recent vulture poisoning incidentTirelo Sechaba(TS) officers orientation workshopEvaluating human elephant conflict mitigation strategies in Makgadikgadi Wetland SystemXere cultural documentation for ecotourism venture 

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Due to Covid-19 protocols, events are limited to monthly bird walks.

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Your Membership of Birdlife Botswana would be welcomed and acknowledged to reflect your interest in helping to preserve the diversity of natural resources in Botswana and in particular the many magnificent birds.

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Use our online form to report any dead vultures you encounter. The more information you provide, the better we would be able to attend to the threats facing Botswana’s vultures. For more information about vulture poisoning and Human Wildlife Conflict Click Vulture Poisoning Manual Plan and Human Wildlife conflict pamphlet here. Or click here to see common areas reported for vulture poisoning incidents in Botswana.

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