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There are 277 IBAs in danger right now


Birds and other animals rely on healthy habitat to be able to survive and thrive, which is why in the 1980s BirdLife developed the concept of IBAs – Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas to identify the most important sites for bird conservation. Since then, more than 13,000 IBAs have been identified worldwide, and 277 of those are identified as ‘IBAs in Danger’ – sites that urgently need action to safeguard the bird species that live there.

You can help us to save IBAs in danger, like the Lomphat Wildlife Sanctuary in Cambodia, an area of rich forest that is vulnerable to illegal hunting and habitat loss. Lomphat supports a wide diversity of species, including an astonishing three Critically Endangered bird species: White-shouldered Ibis, Giant Ibis and Red-headed Vulture, and must be protected.

The BirdLife Partnership has had huge successes in protecting IBAs, such as Mar Chiquita in Argentina. Covering 600,000 hectares and holding up to a million waterbirds of different species, Aves Argentinas (BirdLife in Argentina) started a project in 2019 to declare the site a National Park and, after three years of hard work, it is expected to be approved by National Congress in 2022.

Lead image credit © Pablo Rodriguez Merkel

Donate today

£ 5
Could go towards the cost of travel for the team
£ 15
Could fund a local conservation group for one day of monitoring
£ 20
Could provide a nest-finding reward for local people in Lomphat looking for Giant Ibis and White shouldered Ibis
£ 50
Could go towards awareness raising in a local village in Cambodia
£ 75
Could pay towards an awareness raising event in a local school
£ 100
Could pay for half the cost of a large awareness raising advertisment, installed at public point in Cambodia
£ 150
Could pay for a nest guardian to protect a White shouldered Ibis nest for half a season

How BirdLife are helping:

We are working to:

  • Raise the profile of IBAs by publishing a Story Map online to show the latest set of IBAs in Danger, including stories of sites where BirdLife Partners are actively engaged in activities to remove or mitigate the highest threats
  • Support BirdLife Partners in their national campaigns by writing letters to key decision-makers, developers and other key stakeholders; publicizing high-profile cases; mobilizing worldwide expertise for developing advocacy strategies or revising environmental impact assessment reports, and through fundraising
  • Advocate for safeguarding IBAs in Danger at the international level, for example at the Ramsar Convention or with international development banks
  • Enlist the support of other international conservation organizations and their networks through the KBA Partnership, made up of thirteen of the world’s leading nature conservation organisations including BirdLife.
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