For nature. For people. We’re demanding that the UN make it a universal human right to live on a healthy planet.

Join us. Sign the petition to make it a UN-recognised human right to live on a healthy planet. It may seem overwhelming, but it’s true: to emerge from these crises, to ensure our future and that of the planet, we need to entirely transform humanity’s relationship with nature. This human right helps make that happen.

In our Earth Day letter to the United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres, BirdLife called on the UN to recognise the universal right to a healthy natural environment.

The United Nations must show leadership by recognising a healthy natural environment as a human right as part of their response to the coronavirus crisis. We know adding a new human right is a sacred act. Our planet is equally sacred. There has perhaps never been a more important moment to enshrine a human right that would oblige us to respect it, for the benefit of all.

We appreciate your interest in securing this essential right for humankind. We hope that you, as an individual, as another NGO, environmental or otherwise, a company or a governmental agency, are ready to join us and mobilize the planet’s citizens, across all continents, seas and oceans, to back such a vital call. We welcome the opportunity to share your institution’s support on this website.


Read our full letter to United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres:
English, French, German, Spanish, PortugueseRussian, Arabic



We invite organisations from around the world to join us. 


BirdLife Partners supporting this campaign:


Argentina - Aves Argentinas

Australia - BirdLife Australia

Austria - BirdLife Austria

Bahamas - Bahamas National Trust

Belarus - BirdLife Belarus

Belgium - Natuurpunt

Belize - Belize Audubon Society

Bhutan - Royal Society for the Protection of Nature

Bolivia - Associacion Armonia

Botswana - BirdLife Botswana

Brazil - SAVE Brazil

Bulgaria - Bulgarian Society for the Protection of Birds

Burkina Faso - NATURAMA

Canada - Birds Canada

Canada - Nature Canada

Chile - Comité Nacional Pro Defensa de la Flora y Fauna

China (Hong Kong) - Hong Kong Birdwatching Society

Chinese Taiwan - Chinese Wild Bird Federation

Colombia - Asociación Calidris

Cook Islands - Te Ipukarea Society

Croatia - Association BIOM

Cyprus - BirdLife Cyprus

Czechia - Czech Society for Ornithology

Denmark - Dansk Ornitologisk Forening

Djibouti - Djibouti Nature

Dominican Republic - Grupo Jaragua




Ecuador - Aves y Conservación

Egypt - Nature Conservation Egypt

El Salvador - SalvaNATURA

Ethiopa - Ethiopian Wildlife and Natural History Society

Faroe Islands - Faroese Ornithological Society

Fiji - NatureFiji-MareqetiViti

France - Ligue pour la Protection des Oiseaux 

French Polynesia - Société d'Ornithologie de Polynésie

Georgia - Society for Nature Conservation 

Germany - Nature and Biodiversity Conservation Union

Ghana - Ghana Wildlife Society

Greece - Hellenic Ornitholgical Society

Hungary - Magyar Madártani és Természetvédelmi Egyesület 

India - Bombay Natural History Society

Indonesia - Burung Indonesia 

Iraq - Nature Iraq

Ireland - BirdWatch Ireland 

Italy - Lega Italiana Protezione Uccelli 

Japan - World Bird Society of Japan

Jordan - Jordan Royal Society for the Conservation of Nature

Kazakhstan - Association for the Conservation of Biodiversity of Kazakhstan

Kuwait - Environment Protection Society 





Latvia - Latvian Ornithological Society 

Lebanon - Society for the Protection of Nature in Lebanon

Liechtenstein - Botanisch-Zoologische Gesellschaft

Luxembourg - natur&ëmwelt

Madagascar - Asity Madagascar

Malawi - Wildlife and Environmental Society of Malawi

Malaysia - Malaysian Nature Society

Mauritius - The Mauritian Wildlife Foundation

Mexico - Pronatura

Montenegro - Center for Protection and Research of birds of Montenegro

Morocco- GREPOM

Myanmar - Biodiversity and Nature Conservation Association

Nepal - Bird Conservation Nepal

Netherlands - Society for the Protection of Birds

New Caledonia (to France) - Société Calédonienne d’Ornithologie

New Zealand - Forest & Bird

Nigeria - Nigerian Conservation Foundation

North Macedonia - Macedonian Ecological Society

Palau - Palau Conservation Society 

Panama - Panama Audubon Society 

Paraguay - Guyra

Philippines - Haribon Foundation







Portugal - Portuguese Society for the Study of Birds

Saudi Arabia - Saudi Wildlife Authority

Serbia - Bird Protection and Study Society of Serbia

Seychelles - Nature Seychelles

Sierra Leone - Conservation Society of Sierra Leone 

Singapore - Nature Society 

South Africa - BirdLife South Africa 

Spain - SEO/BirdLife

Sri Lanka - Field Ornithology Group of Sri Lanka

Sweden - Swedish Ornithological Society 

Switzerland - SVS/BirdLife Switzerland

Syria - Syrian Society for Conservation of Wildlife 

Thailand - Bird Conservation Society of Thailand

Tunisia - Association Les Amis des Oiseaux

Uganda - NatureUganda

UK - Royal Society for the Protection of Birds

USA - Audubon

Zambia - BirdWatch Zambia

Zimbabwe - BirdLife Zimbabwe


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