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BirdLife has grown into the largest global conservation partnership

BirdLife International is the world’s largest nature conservation partnership, numbering 120 BirdLife Partners worldwide and growing, with nearly three million members, 11 million supporters, 7,000 Local Conservation Groups and 7,400 staff. 


The BirdLife Partnership was established in 1994. The figures given start in 1998, the earliest data for which such comprehensive information is available.

Source: BirdLife International, 2013

BirdLife International is the world’s largest nature conservation partnership. Together we are 120 BirdLife Partners worldwide—one per country or territory—and growing with nearly three million members, almost 11 million supporters, 7,000 Local Conservation Groups and 7,400 staff.

BirdLife’s vision is a world rich in biodiversity, where people and nature live in harmony. We are driven by our belief that local people, working for nature in their own places but connected nationally and internationally through our global Partnership, are the key to sustaining all life on this planet. This unique local-to-global approach delivers high impact and long-term conservation for the benefit of nature and people.

BirdLife is widely recognised as the world leader in bird conservation. Rigorous science informed by practical feedback from projects on the ground in important sites and habitats enables us to implement successful conservation programmes for birds and all of nature.



Compiled 2013

Recommended Citation:
BirdLife International (2013) BirdLife has grown into the largest global conservation partnership. Presented as part of the BirdLife State of the world's birds website. Available from: http://www.birdlife.org/datazone/sowb/casestudy/550. Checked: 21/04/2014