BirdLife Secretariat Finances & Annual Review



In 2016, the BirdLife Secretariat’s total income increased by 16.8% to £16.0 million in 2016 (£13.7 million in 2015).

The Secretariat’s total expenditure increase by 16.4%, in line with income, to £16.3 million in 2016 (£14.0 million in 2015).

Due mainly to continued planned investment and a weak pound The Secretariat results for 2016 showed a deficit on unrestricted funds of £1.5million (£0.4million in 2015).

Following a successful application to the Charity Commission in 2017 to convert the Rare Bird Club fund from permanent to expendable unrestricted for general purposes (at the Trustees discretion), BirdLife total expendable endowment funds is £2.0m, with available free reserves of £1.5m, giving additional flexibility going forwards.

Birdlife International, Charity registration :1042125 Company registration :02985746 is a Private company Limited by guarantee without share capital, its accounts and information are filed at Companies House


BirdLife International Annual  Review 2016

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