Resourcing 9.1: The Cost of IBA Conservation
Once IBA identification is complete it is believed that there will be between 10,000 and 15,000 global-level IBAs across the world. As a first estimate, it has been calculated that it will cost the BirdLife Partnership about US$150 million per annum to ensure these sites are conserved in line with the BirdLife strategic objectives for sites as laid out in A Strategy for Birds and People: future directions of the BirdLife Partnership 2004 - 2015. This is a combination of estimated costs for Partners and the Secretariat.
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