BirdLife Partners - Pacific

The BirdLife Pacific Partnership currently includes seven national grassroots membership organisations representing countries in Polynesia (including New Zealand), Melanesia, Micronesia and Australia. Only 2% of the vast area included in the region is land, and many of the often tiny islands have been ravaged by introduced alien predators and pests, leading to high rates of extinction. More than a quarter of the world’s threatened bird species belong to the Pacific. The Pacific region is also critically important for seabirds. The Pacific Partnership has pioneered many of the techniques of invasive alien species eradication and island restoration which are increasingly being adopted around the world, inside and outside the BirdLife Partnership, and is developing a uniquely “Pacific”, community-based approach to conserving island forests, which are home to the majority of the region’s threatened birds, and the basis of traditional, sustainable livelihoods.