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.
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 Communities, BirdLife Botswana statement on the recent vulture poisoning incident, Tirelo Sechaba(TS) officers orientation workshop, Evaluating human elephant conflict mitigation strategies in Makgadikgadi Wetland System, Xere cultural documentation for ecotourism venture