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 Persian Leopard © Vasiliy Koval
06 Jun 2017

From Kalashnikovs to leopards: conservation in the danger zone

Hana’s family fled to the mountains of Kurdistan to escape a brutal regime. As an adult, she returned to create a safe haven for a threatened leopard. This is her story.
09 May 2017

Migration: A long-distance love story

For 15 years, a lovestruck stork has faithfully returned from South Africa to his disabled amore in Croatia - but the trip is dangerous and one year he may not return.
A fisherman in the central marshlands of Iraq © Nature Iraq
28 Mar 2017

The miracle of the Iraqi marshlands

Meet Azzam Alwash, the man who left a life of luxuries behind in the US to return to his native Iraq to restore his country’s historically significant wetlands.
Lesser Kestrel © Subramanya C K
19 Jan 2017

Lesser Kestrel shot for preservation

In Palestine, nature-lovers are flocking to the desert to snap the Lesser Kestrel. Their pics will preserve the species for future generations – in more ways than one.
Eurasian Golden Orioles (Oriolus oriolus) ©RSCN
01 Nov 2016

The largest hunting violation ever recorded in Jordan

The illegal killing and trading of birds is one of the rising issues for conservationists in the Mediterranean region. It is a major challenge for governments and conservation organizations, as penalties in the region are not currently serving as a deterrent to illegal killing activities.
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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.  Read more about BirdLife Middle East

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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.

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Where we work

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 regional network.