Conservation Programmes to deliver BirdLife’s work

BirdLife has nine Global Programmes - some are well established, others are more recent and responding to specific conservation issues.

In addition to the Global Programmes there are programmes specific to a region. Together these Global and Regional Conservation Programmes help the Partnership focus and work around common priorities. They provide the framework for planning, implementing, monitoring and evaluating our conservation work.


  • Capacity Development

    A dedicated and effective network of civil society movements for nature is the only way to ensure tangible, long-term and sustainable conservation impact.
  • Greenland ice cap (Photo: © Doc Searls)

    Climate Change

    BirdLife International’s Climate Change programme is furthering research, analysis and understanding of the impacts of climate change on biodiversity.
  • Forests of Hope

    The BirdLife Partnership is working in tropical countries around the world to pilot innovative management, financing and governance systems for forest and biodiversity conservation and restoration.
  • Flamingos at Fuente de Piedra II, Spain © Javier Milla

    Sites & Habitats (IBAs)

    BirdLife's Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBAs) are key sites for conservation – small enough to be conserved in their entirety and often already part of a protected-area network. The IBAs in Danger initiative prevent further damage of these sites.
  • (Photo: © Merike Linnamägi)

    Invasive Alien Species

    BirdLife's Invasive Species programme identifies priority islands for restoration and removal of introduced alien predators that are driving endangered species towards extinction.
  • Sahel Bireholes

    Local Engagement and Empowerment

    Local organisations at critical sites for biodiversity are empowered to effectively conserve, manage and defend their sites, so that biodiversity benefits are provided locally, nationally and globally.
  • Marine

    Many seabird species range widely across the world’s oceans, and so seabird conservation issues need to be addressed globally.
  • Black Stork

    Migratory Birds

    Migratory birds need action on an international scale to conserve networks of sites and habitats.
  • Preventing Extinctions

    The Preventing Extinctions Programme is counteracting threats to birds by delivering conservation action underpinned by science where it is most needed.