Middle East
03 Feb 2019

Lebanese President Michel Aoun awards Assad Serhal Silver Lebanese Order

Former Minister of Environment Tariq Al Khatib honored Assad Serhal, the Director General of Society for the Protection of Nature in Lebanon – SPNL (Birdlife Lebanon), on behalf of President Michel Aoun for being named one of the winners of the 2018 MIDORI Prize for Biodiversity.
Blue Cheeked Bee Eater
14 Jan 2019

Middle East nature fans welcome world’s first Arabic language birding app

The world’s first Arabic birding app, launched by the Ornithological Society of the Middle East (OSME), has been met with widespread excitement from nature enthusiasts in the region. Thousands of people have already downloaded the free app, which features pictures, descriptions of behaviour and samples of bird song.
Tourmaline Sunangel © Wang LiQiang
15 Nov 2018

7 reasons why this month’s Biodiversity Conference affects us all

From 17th – 29th November, governments from across the world will meet at the UN Biodiversity Conference in Egypt to review progress towards conserving biodiversity for people and planet and start to craft a new deal for nature and people – and BirdLife will be attending. The summit will tackle critical issues relevant to all of us. We list the highlights.
29 Oct 2018

The Middle East: sorting fact from fiction

Many misconceptions have crept into international media representations of the Middle East, making this region one of the most misunderstood in the world. Here we bust six myths with examples from our conservation work in the region.
Assad Serhal © SPNL
23 Oct 2018

Looking to the past to create a better future: Assad Serhal interview

Assad Serhal, hunter-turned-conservationist, now Director of BirdLife Lebanon and winner of the MIDORI Prize for Biodiversity 2018, shares what motivates his important work to create community-based protected areas in the Middle East
Common Quail © Watter AlBahry

Every year, more than 25 million birds are illegally killed on their migration journey. Help us to end this devastation.

Common Quail © Watter AlBahry

Who we are

Who we are

The BirdLife Partnership in the Middle East is a network of nine national NGOs with headquarters in Amman, Jordan. We work to build conservation capacity in the region.  Read more about BirdLife Middle East

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The Partnership’s experience in working with long-standing national non-governmental organisations supports the development of newer organisations into independent, self-sustaining national NGOs. Read more about our programmes.

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Through conservation work that respects ancient traditions, the empowerment of local people in the Middle East is bringing benefits for nature and communities worldwide. Read more about our regional network.