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Preventing Extinctions

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Thousands of plants and animals around the world are currently experiencing rapid declines. The numbers are clear: today, one in eight of the world’s 10,000 bird species are threatened with extinction, of which more than 200 are categorised as Critically Endangered, the highest category of threat of extinction.

The vultures of Africa and Eurasia are suffering from complex and severe threats. No fewer than eight of the 16 species are Critically Endangered. This makes them a top priority for the BirdLife Preventing Extinctions Programme and action is being taken in all regions. 

From Seychelles to the Pacific and from the South American rainforest to isolated European outposts, the expertise needed to prevent species extinction within the Partnership is immense. The BirdLife Preventing Extinctions Programme uses the network of individuals and organisations within its global Partnership to find those best placed to combat the threats, and to match them to the help and support needed.

Here is a listing of the many BirdLife Species Champions who support the Preventing Extinctions Programme. For more details on joining their ranks see here.


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