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Every conservationist knows that we’re stronger when we work together. The Asia-Pacific Forest Governance Project is led by BirdLife International and funded by the European Union, in partnership with NGOs on the ground in each of the focal countries:


Funded by

The European Union

The European Union is made up of 28 Member States who have decided to gradually link together their know-how, resources and destinies. Together, during a period of enlargement of 50 years, they have built a zone of stability, democracy and sustainable development whilst maintaining cultural diversity, tolerance and individual freedoms. The European Union is committed to sharing its achievements and its values with countries and peoples beyond its borders.

Lead Partner

BirdLife International

The world’s largest nature conservation partnership, consisting of 122 independent, national, non-governmental nature conservation organisations. Through our unique local-to-global approach, we deliver high impact and long-term conservation for the benefit of nature and people.

National Partners

Burung Indonesia

Burung Indonesia (BirdLife in Indonesia) is a guardian of Indonesia’s wild birds and their habitats, working with people for sustainable development.

Malaysian Nature Society

MNS (BirdLife in Malaysia) promotes the conservation of Malaysia’s natural heritage, and is Malaysia’s oldest, membership-based environmental non-profit organisation.

Haribon Foundation

The Haribon Foundation (BirdLife in the Philippines) is the Philippines’ pioneer environmental organization, with 40 years of committed biodiversity conservation and community work.

Tenkile Conservation Alliance

TCA works with local communities in Papua New Guinea to protect biodiversity for future generations, focusing on research, development, education and sustainable livelihoods.

Training and Technical Partners

University of Papua New Guinea

A leading teaching and research University in Papua New Guinea, based in Port Moresby, founded on 50 years of experience.

Centre for International Development & Training

As part of the University of Wolverhampton, CIDT provides capacity strengthening for development.


By joining forces, we can create a power greater than the sum of its parts. Together, we can take our individual efforts and scale them up to a new level, sharing our knowledge and resources. We’ll be taking expert advice from governments and specialists, and using our unique local-to-global approach to make it work in practice:



Our aim is to make a lasting improvement in forest conservation both at a regional and global level, paving the way for future collaborations using a similar model.


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