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Support our Partners in Ukraine

Donate to our appeal to support the staff of our Partners in Ukraine

Since the most recent Russian invasion of Ukraine began on 24th February 2022, the BirdLife partnership has been working together to help the staff of our Ukrainian Partner, USPB, as they try to respond and get themselves and/or their families to safety.

On the 24th of February 2022, Russia invaded Ukraine. Millions of Ukrainians were forced to flee their homes, their cities, and their country. These are the stories of BirdLife’s nature conservationists from a war-torn area.

We are in ongoing contact with our Ukrainian Partner organisation USPB and all neighbouring country Partners to provide support for relocations, safe transit, direct ongoing support, and reserving funds for reconstruction. We are immensely grateful to many members of the BirdLife Advisory Group and other donors who have already offered their generous support to our Partners. 

“Hopefully these nightmares and daymares will end very soon and we will watch sky not awaiting bombs and rockets, but only watching migrating birds.”

Oleg Dudkin, CEO – Ukrainian Society for the Protection of Birds (USPB), our Ukrainian BirdLife partner.

During these challenging times, the BirdLife Partnership is well-placed to work together to support our Partners in such urgent need. Indeed, these efforts are part of a system of cross-national support within the BirdLife partnership started to support national partners affected by the war in Syria and then by the Covid19 pandemic, as well as previous national crises. 

You can help by contributing to the BirdLife fund that will be used to provide help where needed today, as well as in the future for supporting the protection of birds and nature in these countries.

Where will my donation go?

  • directly to our partners on the ground helping the staff of USPB to get to safety, in order to continue to find a way to support birds and nature again in the future
  • to our Partner organisations in countries surrounding Ukraine enabling staff to get to safety and continue conservation
  • stay with BirdLife International to provide for the future re-building of conservation infrastructure in Ukraine

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Donation Total: $61.03 One Time

You can support our Ukrainian partners in USPB by contributing directly to BirdLife’s emergency appeal above. Alternatively, you can donate to an appeal of one of our national partners listed below.

Our German partner NABU has an appeal in German here and our Bulgarian partner BSPB has an appeal here to support their partners in the Tuzlovski Lagoon National Nature Park in Ukraine.