BirdLife is a global family of over 110 national conservation organizations who work both on a local level, and as part of the global BirdLife Partnership, forming a collaboration far greater than the sum of its parts.
Together we influence local, national and regional governments, work with international agreements, and engage with the private sector to bring about smarter and more sustainable decision-making. Our advocacy lays the groundwork for better environmental and social policies and practices. On the ground, we work alongside indigenous people, local communities and youth groups to power effective conservation action.
Together we strive to engage, educate and mobilise the general public to support and be champions of nature. We push for a just and equitable society where we acknowledge that nature is fundamental to our well-being.
We aim to make positive change to nature and society in four key areas:
- More people reached through awareness and engagement
- No net loss of nature commitments by sectors, commodity chains, and companies
- More people actively supporting nature conservation
- More of financial firms mainstreaming nature in their investments, and reporting/risk assessments
Supported by the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF), BirdLife and our local partners are guiding conservation projects Mediterranean biodiversity hotspot – a series of coastal zones fabulously rich in biodiversity, yet threatened by unrestrained coastal development.
In recent years, vulture populations across Africa have declined catastrophically. Seven out of the 11 African vulture species are now at risk of extinction. Over the last 50 years we have seen vulture population declines of 80-97%, including a 92% decline in five African vulture species.
It’s no secret that our natural world is in terrible shape. Our unsustainable system is causing climate chaos and putting over one million species at risk of extinction. BirdLife is mobilising communities to change the systems that underpin our consumption and our economies.
Through our world-leading science, unique local-to-global policy reach and extensive on-ground conservation work around the globe, BirdLife is uniquely placed to guide on why and how we need to restore nature to build back better from COVID-19, tackle the climate and biodiversity crises, and improve health and well-being, as part of wider and long-term efforts to achieve an equitable, carbon-neutral, nature-positive future for all.
Ahead of September’s UN Summit on Biodiversity, world leaders pledged to put nature at the heart of a transformational green recovery – but will this be enough to transform our relationship with nature before it is too late? Here are our takeaways from the summit.