Recent achievements

  • Organised a workshop to initiate the process of developing a National Raptor Conservation and Management Strategy for Djibouti.
  • Continued to organise public conservation awareness through eco-talks, conferences and production and dissemination of elementary environmental education materials and launched the first Djibouti elementary environmental education booklet (Environmental Education at the Horn of Africa). 190 elementary schools’ teachers attended, 5000 booklets and 300 DVDs donated.
  • Set up a Site Support Group (SSGs) at “Forêt du Day’s IBAs”, the stronghold of the Critically Endangered Djibouti Francolin.
  • Trained local community volunteers to work on the IBA Programme at “Forêt du Day’s IBAs”.
  • Spring migratory soaring raptor counts focussing on Egyptian vultures have been completed and report disseminated. Survey revealed that urgent conservation works are needed to understand threats.
  • Hosted the Horn of Africa Regional Environment Centre & Network 3rd Annual meeting in Djibouti.