Global Conservation Strategy

Partnership in Action. Photo: Martin Fowlie

Our global strategy is developed bottom up by the BirdLife Partnership.

Our strategy directly supports the commitment of the world’s governments to take urgent and effective action to halt the loss of biodiversity, and to achieve the 20 Aichi biodiversity targets by the year 2020

Our strategy has four pillars which, taken together, are BirdLife’s approach to conservation

  1. Save Species
  2. Conserve Sites and Habitats
  3. Encourage Ecological Sustainability 
  4. Enable Positive Change through People


BirdLife’s Objectives

Each strategic pillar is underpinned by two to three strategic objectives.


Save Species


Conserve Sites and Habitats


Encourage Ecological Sustainability

 Enable Positive Change through People


Prevent extinctions

Keep common birds common



Identify, conserve, restore and monitor the sites and habitats important for birds and other biodiversity

Promote resilient ecological networks



Demonstrate and advocate nature’s values

Promote policies that support sustainability



Catalyse support for nature

Promote local conservation action 

Strengthen the global BirdLife Partnership


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