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.
  • 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.
  • Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBAs)

    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 provides an essential focus to act to prevent the further damage or loss of these sites of international significance.
  • Invasive Alien Species

    BirdLife Invasive species programme identifying priority islands for restoration and removal of introduced alien predators that are driving endangered species towards extinction.
  • Local 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.
  • Migratory Birds and Flyways

    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.
  • Marine

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