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Middle East

Who we are

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

What we do

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.

Support us

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.

Where we work

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.

Short Toed Eagle, Upper Akkar © Richard F. Porter
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Migration: A long-distance love story

Tue, 09/05/2017
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.
 Un pêcheur rame à travers les marais de l'Irak © Nature Iraq

Le miracle des marécages iraquiens

Fri, 07/04/2017
Azzam Alwash est un héros qui a laissé derrière lui le luxe d’une vie aux USA, pour revenir dans son pays natal, l’Iraq. Avec pour mission : redonner à ces mythiques zones humides, leurs lettres de noblesse.
Un pescador remando por las marismas de Irak © Nature Iraq

Conservación en tiempos de guerra

Tue, 04/04/2017
Entrevistamos a Azzam Alwash, el hombre que dejó una vida de lujos en los EE.UU. para regresar a su Irak natal y restaurar los humedales del país a su antiguo esplendor.
A fisherman in the central marshlands of Iraq © Nature Iraq

The miracle of the Iraqi marshlands

Tue, 28/03/2017
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

Lesser Kestrel shot for preservation

Thu, 19/01/2017
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.
Bearded Vulture © Francesco Veronesi

Saving the vultures of Saudi Arabia

Wed, 21/12/2016
An overview of the vulture species that nest in Saudi Arabia, the threats they are facing and what BirdLife is doing to help them.
Juvenile White-crowned Wheatear, southern Iraq by: Laith Al-Obeidi

First breeding records of warblers, wheatear in Iraq

Tue, 13/12/2016
In recent years, Nature Iraq (BirdLife Partner) has recorded two breeding firsts in the country.

World species are waiting for a serious implementation of the climate deal

Sun, 20/11/2016
For the Middle East, discussing adaptation needs and making it binding is crucial. All world species are waiting for a serious implementation of the climate deal.