Middle East
14 May 2018

Conservationists gather in Middle East to protect migratory birds

The first ever global summit for migratory birds brought together key players from all over the world in Abu Dhabi, UAE this April. In addition to global strategies, great progress was made in tackling threats to birds in the Middle East. Here are the main outcomes.
By © Vladimirs Suscinskis/shutterstock
26 Apr 2018

Ground-breaking Arabic app brings birdwatching to a new generation

While bird lovers in the Middle East have been enjoying the perks of smartphone technology for a long time now, few apps have focused on the region’s birds, and none of them were in Arabic. Until now.
The White Stork is among 2.6 million birds illegally killed over Lebanon each year © Carlos Delgado
27 Feb 2018

Open letter: give our birds safe passage over Lebanon this spring

With the spring migration just a few weeks away, conservation groups the world over have come together in support of an open letter to the President of Lebanon. Croatian conservationists call for the President to honour his promise for stricter enforcement of hunting laws.
 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.

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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.

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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.