Project Partners

The project Living on the Edge is being implemented by BirdLife International and its national Partners: The Netherlands (Vogelbescherming Nederland), United Kingdom (the RSPB), Burkina Faso (Naturama ), Nigeria (The Nigerian Conservation Foundation), Mauretania (Nature Mauretania) and Senegal (Wetlands International, DLG and Altenburg & Wymenga).

Living on the Edge is supported by the Dutch Postcode Lottery. The Dutch Postcode Lottery (Nationale Postcode Loterij) supports organisations working to create a fairer, greener world by raising funds and increasing public awareness through a lottery. Learn more.


BirdLife International is a global Partnership of conservation organisations that strives to conserve birds, their habitats and global biodiversity, working with people towards sustainability in the use of natural resources. Learn more.

Vogelbescherming Nederland (VBN) is the Dutch Partner of BirdLife International. Vogelbescherming Nederland focuses on the protection of threatened bird species. Our activities are mainly centred around species occuring on national and international red lists, and on the areas and habitats on which these species depend (both in the Netherlands and worldwide). Learn more.

The RSPB is the British Partner of BirdLife International. It is the largest wildlife conservation organisation in Europe with over one million members. Wildlife and the environment face many threats. Our work is focussed on the species and habitats that are in the greatest danger. Learn more.

Naturama is the BirdLife Partner in Burkina Faso. Naturama stands as a strong, independent organisation which aims to contribute to the conservation and sustainable use of natural resources in Burkina Faso to help improve the living conditions of the population. To find out more, click here. Learn more.

Nature Mauritania focuses on the protection of birds and their habitats in Mauritania, and in particular on vulnerable habitat and species management, sustainable ecosystem management, forest restoration, community development and environmental education.

The Nature Conservation Foundation is the Nigerian Partner of BirdLife International. NCF pursues the conservation of nature and its resources with the aim of improving the quality of human life both in the present and the future by preserving the full range of Nigeria’s biodiversity, promoting the sustainable use of natural resources for the benefit of present and future generations and advocating actions that minimise pollution and wasteful utilisation of renewable resources. Learn more.

Wetlands International is a global not-for-profit organisation that is deeply concerned about the loss and deterioration of wetlands such as lakes, marshes and rivers. Our vision is a world where wetlands are treasured and nurtured for their beauty, the life they support and the resources they provide. Learn more.

The African Studies Centre in Leiden is the only multidisciplinary academic research institute in the Netherlands devoted entirely to the study of Africa. It welcomes African scholars through its visiting fellowship programme, has a monthly seminar programme and an extensive library that is open to the general public. Learn more.

The Government Service for Land and Water Management (DLG) is an agency of the Ministry of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality (LNV). The DLG is committed to cooperation in finding solutions that satisfy the demands of local authorities and citizens, and which also take an area’s specific features into account. Learn more.

Altenburg & Wyrmenga offer Research and Consultancy services in the field of Ecology and related issues such as Natura 2000, Integrated Water Resource Management, Protected Area Management, Nature Conservation and Capacity Building. They take an innovative approach and seek creative solutions in their work and projects. Learn more.