Conservation & Research

Wattled Crane
Slaty Egret
Lappet-Faced Vulture
Ground Hornbill
Lesser Flamingos
Maccoa Duck

Lake Ngami
Wetlands(bi-annual  water bird counts AEWA)
Site Support Groups
Training of Bird Guides


Work on habitats and ecosystems include the development of policies and advocacy plans related to national, regional and global processes and conventions, such as the Convention to Combat Desertification.

Of the four BirdLife programmes, this has hitherto been our weakest programme, with relatively fewer activities explicitly addressing this area. Examples of what has been done include:

  • Bi-annual waterbird counts at most wetlands across the country as part of the African Waterfowl Census Programme
  • Lobbying government to propose as RAMSAR sites Makgadikgadi Pans – process on-going.

In addition, we have made several attempts to fundraise for projects under this programme area, but unfortunately, all have to date been unsuccessful. These include:

  • A funding proposal to the Global Forest Policy Project of the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) for the conservation of Botswana’s forests and woodlands
  • A regional BirdLife International, World Conservation Union (IUCN), World Wildlife Fund for Nature (WWF), African Wildlife Foundation (AWF) and Conservation International project proposal for work on the Miombo-mophane woodlands.

Going forward, this is the programme that BirdLife Botswana will focus on strengthening.

A recent project to be launched in October 2007 is the EU/RSPB project on Instituting Effective Monitoring of Protected Areas (Important Bird Areas)


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