Migratory Birds For People Africa

MBP Africa covers the East Atlantic Flyway region of Africa (western coastline of Africa) and forms part of the overall MBP project.

We have a Coordinating Group made of partners from Wetlands International West Africa, BirdLife, AEWA, and other local partners and a Terms of Reference for the group.  We have also prepared a work plan, detailing our key aims and objectives.

Awa Joof and ebuzome Chukwuike maintain this page. They are flyway ambassadors and participants in the 2022 MBP meeting in Senegal.

If you have any questions, don't hesitate to get in touch with the Head of WLI, or our local representative Gabin Agblonon, Wetlands International.

MBP African News

MBP capacity building outline to 2030

By Connor Walsh | 14th June 2024

Building capacity of our members is core to MBP. As a network of wetland visitor centres and educators, the capacity built should facilitate those activities. Meetings Traditionally MBP has held an in-person Annual Meeting which combined operational functions with experience exchanges in a host wetland visitor centre, in Europe. In 2022 we finally combined this…

CIOMA receiving donations from Optics for Africa

By María Elisa Sánchez | 3rd June 2024

The CIOMA – Centro de Informação, Observação e Monitorização de Aves – Lobito in Angola has received binocular donations under the Optics for Africa program. “We have been receiving journalists from all over the country. Today our wetland Centre is more visible, everyone in Lobito wants to know about our work and we are becoming…

2024 update from Parc National du Banc d’Arguin

By Connor Walsh | 17th May 2024

The latest newsletter from Parc National du Banc d’Arguin includes bird census, Ramadan activities, meetings with our other regional partners at PRCM, and other stories besides. Download the PDF, in French.

Optics for Africa delivery at PRCM Forum

By Connor Walsh | 8th May 2024

Wetlands International Afrique has taken delivery donated optics for bird counts and visitor engagement. Attending the PRCM Forum in Guinea Bissau, Chris Rostron stuffed his suitcase with binoculars, a tripod, and bird ID flyers. On the fringes of the Forum, he distributed the optics to fellow participants, who will further share them among their colleagues…

How do we strengthen you in the East Atlantic Flyway?

By Connor Walsh | 18th April 2024

The East Atlantic Flyway network, MBP, will hold an online meeting on 15 May, dedicated to one topic: how do we build or share capacity across the network. The capacity-building workshop and training in Saloum, 2022 was a step forward for members in Atlantic Africa. How do we continue that progress, reinforce the learnings, and…

Women in Conservation Workshop – Celebrating International Women’s Day

By Khouloud Belhadj | 15th February 2024

     Join us on March 8th, 2024, for an empowering event dedicated to women in the field of conservation. To celebrate with International Women’s Day, we are thrilled to host the first Women in Conservation Workshop, an integral part of MBP. It is a unique gathering that shines a spotlight on the pivotal contributions…

MBP Annual Meeting at EVOA 2023!

By Connor Walsh | 27th November 2023

EVOA and Companhia das Lezírias hosted the meeting superbly at the start of October.   As in other Europe-based meetings, participants struggled to get visas, however two African members were present: Bose Kosemani of Lekki Conservation Centre in Nigeria, and Emmanuel Taye of the University of Accra.   We took part in a hide assessment…

Awearness Campaign on the Conservation of the Luongo Wetland Site

By Ebuzome Chukwuike | 3rd August 2023

Awearness Campaign on the Conservation of the Luongo Wetland Site In a dedicated effort to preserve the precious ecosystem of the Luongo Wetland Site, the ADAMA volunteer team embarked on a transformative awareness campaign. This initiative was designed to educate and engage the riverside communities situated along the breathtaking landscape of the Luongo Wetland Site,…

Apply for Flyway Youth Forum 2023!

By Connor Walsh | 1st July 2023

Two-day online training for young people on conservation storytelling. Apply before 31 July.  This year’s East Atlantic Flyway Youth Forum will present two days of online training in storytelling for conservation, to people aged 18 – 30 in the flyway. The workshop will be open to young people aged 18 – 30 from coastal countries…

MBP Annual Meeting ’23 – Programme & last minute registration

By Connor Walsh | 20th June 2023

October first to fifth 2023, the East Atlantic Flyway network of wetland educators and visitor centres will meet. EVOA in the Tagus Estuary in Portugal is generously hosting the annual meeting for Migratory Birds for People (MBP). Download the latest programme. As of late August, there is still capacity for some self-funded participants, so if…

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We are planning the third East Atlantic Flyway Youth Forum. The topic of this year will be
Conservation Storytelling. To tailor the training to the needs of the flyway youth, but also the expectations of potential audiences, we would love to hear your opinion about conservation storytelling. Please take a few minutes and take part in our survey!

WABSA school Nursies project

WABSA nursing about 1,000 different fruit trees with schools volunteers which are to be planted within the inner city of Banjul in 2023

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Calling all members of Migratory Birds for People! Please help us plan two of our activities for 2023:

  • how to communicate science at wetland visitor centres
  • creating exchanges or twinning between MBP members

These two initiatives emerged from multiple sources at out 2022 Annual Meeting. Now we want to clarify what you need and how much you can support these two activities.

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