Project Reports

World Bird Watch Magazine 2014

Species are our currency. Their rarity, their declines and their distribution inform and instruct the work of the BirdLife Partnership. The data they provide tell us about many things—from the effects of climate change to the unsustainable use of marine resources; from the results of illegal hunting to agricultural intensification Not surprisingly, we are often asked at BirdLife how much it costs to save a species from extinction.

Strategic Partnerships to Improve the Financial and Operational Sustainability of Protected Areas

Inadequate management effectiveness of small protected areas, epitomised in this case by the Makgadikgadi Pans/Nxai Pan National Parks, is a key challenge facing small protected areas in Botswana; hitherto, most of the state-mobilised resources meant for PAs are invested in the larger protected areas such as Central Kalahari Game Reserve, Chobe National Park, and the Kgalagadi Trans-frontier Park. Despite this ‘marginalisation’, small protected areas are rich in biodiversity, and worthy of receiving meaningful conservation efforts.

World Migratory Birth day 2011

BirdLife Botswana received a grant of $9,661 from the Embassy of the United States of America to organize a celebration titled “World Migratory Bird Day - Promoting Indigenous Knowledge of Bird Conservation in Botswana.” It was an annual global awarenss-raising campaign day for BirdLife to highlight the need for the protection of migratory birds and their habitats. The event took place in Otse on the 9th of April with the participation of over 500 school children, OVCs (Orphans & Vulnerable Children), teachers, local community members, and our stakeholders.

Status of Globally and Nationally Threatened Birds in Botswana 2008

BirdLife Botswana has been monitoring various globally and nationally threatened birds since 2001, starting with the Wattled Crane, and now has data on several species. The existing data have been compiled in this report in order to make what is currently known easily available to decision- makers and other interested parties, but also to highlight gaps in our knowledge and chart a way forward.