About us - The Pacific Partnership
We are a flourishing network of seven national organisations supported by a small BirdLife Secretariat in Fiji, and all the local people that we work with along the way. Our Pacific Partnership consists of:
- BirdLife Australia (Australia - Partner)
- NatureFiji-MareqetiViti (Fiji - Affiliate)
- Palau Conservation Society (Palau - Partner).
- Royal Forest and Bird Protection Society Inc (New Zealand - Partner)
- Société Calédonienne d'Ornithologie (New Caledonia - Affiliate)
- Société d’Ornithologie de Polynésie Manu (French Polynesia - Partner)
- Te Ipukarea Society (Cook Islands - Affiliate)
These member NGOs are supported by the Pacific Secretariat, based in Fiji, which manages regional projects and assists in conservation planning, capacity development and fundraising. Together these countries represent the sub-regions of Polynesia, Melanesia and Micronesia as well as continental Australia and range in type from high, volcanic, tropical islands to coral atolls and temperate zones to extensive deserts. Within this region are found nearly a quarter of the world’s most threatened bird species.
As well as the Pacific Partnership, the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (BirdLife in the UK) has responsibility for Pitcairn Island and its Dependencies in Eastern Polynesia; the National Audubon Society (BirdLife in the US) undertakes some activities in Hawaii and the US Pacific territories; while La Ligue pour la Protection des Oiseaux (BirdLife in France) has an interest in assisting in French Pacific territories.