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.
MBP African News
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 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,…
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…
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…
Wetland centre staff love exchange programmes, so we are working to bring one to the East Atlantic Flyway. The Migratory Birds for People network suggested such a scheme at the Annual Meeting in Saloum, Senegal, last year. Thanks to EVOA, there are at least two spaces for twinning around the 2023 Annual Meeting; there have…
The expedition met many people in the flyway, and created podcasts along the way. One includes an interview with Awa Joof, who prepares this webpage! You can listen to the podcast via YouTube.
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 nursing about 1,000 different fruit trees with schools volunteers which are to be planted within the inner city of Banjul in 2023
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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