• Who we are

    The BirdLife Partnership in the Middle East is a network of nine national NGOs with headquarters in Amman, Jordan. We work to build conservation capacity in the region and promote the conservation of natural resources with an emphasis on human needs and nature. Read more about BirdLife Middle East

  • What we do

    The Partnership’s experience in working with long-standing national non-governmental organisations supports the development of newer organisations into independent, self-sustaining national NGOs. Read more about our programmes.

  • Where we work

    The BirdLife Middle East Partnership’s conservation work crosses national borders. Through conservation work that respects ancient traditions, the empowerment of local people in the Middle East is bringing benefits for nature and communities worldwide. Read more about our work.

  • Support us

    When you get involved with BirdLife you are helping us to go beyond today to impact the future. Read about how you can support us.

What makes birdwatchers want to monitor species in an ISIS warzone?

Wed, 11/11/2015 - 09:08

BirdLife in Turkey is protecting one of the world's most threatened bird species, 30 km from the Syrian border.

Europe and Central Asia Syria Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBAs) - Europe and Central Asia

The not-so-Green Way: Special conservation area threatened by major road development

Tue, 20/10/2015 - 13:45

There are fears a special conservation area in Turkey is being put at risk by a new road project.

Europe and Central Asia Turkey Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBAs) - Europe and Central Asia

Egyptian Vulture - Sergey Dereliev

Veterinary diclofenac now completely banned in Iran

Mon, 19/10/2015 - 11:50

A small victory against the drug that has caused a more than 99% decline in vultures in Asia.

Middle East Iran

Key Fundraising Manual now available in Arabic

Mon, 19/10/2015 - 10:43

As part of a CEPF funded project in the Eastern Afromontane hotspot the fundraising guide “Institutional Fundraising for Conservation Projects” was translated to Arabic

Middle East Yemen

BirdLife has been nurturing the next conservation leaders for 30 years through CLP

2016 Conservation Leadership Programme Team Awards: Call for Applications

Fri, 02/10/2015 - 12:08

Applications for the 2016 Conservation Leadership Programme (CLP) Conservation Team Awards are now open. There are three awards categories ranging from $12500 to $40,000 per project.

Worldwide Capacity Development

Migrating through the energy maze

Tue, 01/09/2015 - 09:04

Energy production is increasingly catching up to illegal killing, poisoning and habitat destruction as a major danger to migratory birds.

Europe and Central Asia Climate Change - Africa

Agreement consolidates decades of collaboration between OSME and BirdLife International

Tue, 25/08/2015 - 08:53

BirdLife International and the Ornithological Society of the Middle East, the Caucasus and Central Asia (OSME) signed a memorandum of understanding during the Birdfair 2015.

Middle East

MSB Tourism

Maximizing the value of birds for tourism - guidebook released

Wed, 19/08/2015 - 12:48

The BirdLife-led Migratory Soaring Birds (MSB) project has developed a guidebook that provides practical information to maximize the value that birds bring to the to

Middle East Migratory Birds and Flyways - Africa

Grantee voices from the Med: attendees to the CEPF Mid-term assessment in Ulcinj, Montenegro. Photo: Olivier Langrand

Conservation investment and support in the Mediterranean reaches important mid-term milestone with CEPF

Thu, 30/07/2015 - 12:03

The Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund's mid-term assessment validates conservation efforts in the Mediterranean, and gives the opportunity for civil society to have its say in making CEPF even more useful and impactful at conserving nature.