News communities and livelihoods

Mar Chiquita lake harbours most of the planet's Chilean Flamingos © Pablo Rodriguez Merkel

2018 Birdfair project announced: a haven for...

Fri, 23/02/2018
This year’s British Birdwatching Fair will support the creation of Argentina's largest national park, in the process providing a haven to nearly a million flamingos and shorebirds.
Farmer Itey Phar harvests IBIS rice at Khey Svay village © BirdLife International Cambodia Programme

IBIS Rice: the bird-friendly rice scheme boosting...

Mon, 08/01/2018
On 27 December, BirdLife Cambodia hosted a Farmer’s Day at Khet Svay village in Siem Pang, to celebrate the area’s first harvest of IBIS Rice. This award-winning project is helping to conserve Cambodia’s national bird, the Giant Ibis, and its crucial wildlife sanctuary home.

SPNL receives “Best Practice” Award from the...

Tue, 19/02/2013
The Society for the Protection of Nature in Lebanon (SPNL – BirdLife in Lebanon) recently received an international ‘best practice’ award for their work at the Qolieleh Hima site, where they are preserving the coast and improving living conditions for local people.

Targeting hunters to save Spoon-billed Sandpiper

Tue, 17/01/2012
In an attempt to mitigate hunting pressure, the Biodiversity and Nature Conservation Association (BANCA – BirdLife in Myanmar) carried out socio-economic surveys and provided livelihood replacement support in communities on both the eastern and western shores of the Gulf of Martaban.

Empowering the Grassroots

Thu, 15/12/2011
In support of its Local Empowerment Programme, BirdLife has published Empowering the Grassroots, which examines the work of Important Bird Area Local Conservation Groups around the world.