Our Friends the Pollinators

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[Pollinator-Handbook-Martins-April-201pollinators-coverNature Kenya’s (BirdLife Partner in Kenya) Insect Committee have made available for free download a pollinators conservation handbook. “Our Friends the Pollinators: A Handbook of Pollinator Diversity and Conservation in East Africa” is written and illustrated  by Dino J Martins. According to the publishers The goal of the book “is to inspire excitement about pollinators, and make the link with food, and people’s livelihoods.” The book “also aims to create awareness, provide practical information on the diversity of pollinators in East Africa (Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Ethiopia, Rwanda, Burundi), and introduce you to a few of them.” An excerpt from the book says: “The relationships between insects and flowers are ancient, intricate, and fragile. Working with pollinators helps us to glimpse, and understand some of the most wonderfully beautiful, and complex interactions on the planet. We expect that the learning shared in this book will help to shape a strong grassroots movement that works for the protection of habitats, better farming practices, and the restoring of pollination services. We hope that our sense of wonder at pollinators, and their interaction with flowers, will pass to future generations through this book.” Download and share the handbook from this link

“Bats around the World” released

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Bats around the worldThe Secretariat of the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS) is pleased to inform you about the release of an electronic publication on bats. The publication is accessible at www.cms.int/bats-around-the-world . Translations of selected sections into the official UN languages will be available in the coming weeks.

The youth guide to biodiversity 1st Edition

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The youth guide to biodiversity

An excellent guide to biodiversity for youth part of the Youth and United Nations Global Alliance Learning and Action Series . Like it, share it, use it and apply it! http://bit.ly/15hPsyX

The Psychology of Climate Change Communication

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The  Center for Research on Environmental Decisions has made available for free a guide for communication climate change.  The Psychology of Climate Change Communication is a “Guide for Scientists, Journalists, Educators, Political Aides, and the Interested Public.”  The guide is available in its entirety on the CRED site, by clicking through the contents menu at left. You can also download a PDF.

Wildlife Clubs of Africa Manual

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The BirdLife Africa partnership has published a manual – Guidelines for the Establishment, Development and Management of Wildlife Clubs in Africa. The manual is based on information and experiences from 16 BirdLife Africa Partners (including Nature Seychelles), most of whom have been involved in wildlife clubs establishment, development and management for more than two decades. The overall objective of this manual is to enhance wildlife clubs and Environmental Education programmes within the BirdLife Africa Partnership, to contribute to the creation of a constituencyof young people who care about their environment.

Download the manual here