18 November 2018 - BirdLife South Africa is excited to announce that Candice Stevens, BirdLife South Africa’s Policy & Advocacy Programme Manager, and the South African Government (represented by the Department of Environmental Affairs) have been awarded the Pathfinder Award Special Commendation for their innovative work on biodiversity tax incentives.

16 November 2018 - I have the honour to deliver this statement on behalf of the African Union Commission. First and foremost, allow me to commend the SA republic for holding this highly important meeting on Plant Conservation for human wellbeing nature.