Middle East
Dicing with death: an Egyptian Vulture (Endangered) perching on a dangerous power pole © Andras Kovacs
23 Jul 2021

Why we need to make ‘sustainable’ development truly bird-safe

Planting vegetation to stop the spread of deserts, bringing electricity to rural communities… these are positive steps, as long as the right preparations are made. Sadly, poorly-planned ‘sustainable’ development is having unintended but devastating consequences for threatened birds that migrate through Africa and the Middle East.
Astragalus berytheus in Tyre Archeological Site - © Magda Bou Dagher
04 Jun 2021

Archaeological site in Lebanon becomes unlikely location for plant

Nestled between the monuments of a UNESCO World Heritage Site at Tyre in Lebanon, a small population of a beautiful reddish flower, Astragalus berytheus, is once again thriving and blooming.
WMBD Photo Contest
06 May 2021

BirdLife Middle East Photo Contest

In the celebration of the World Migratory Bird Day 2021 and under the slogan "Sing, Fly, Soar – Like a Bird", BirdLife Middle East and the Migratory Soaring Birds project announce the BirdLife Middle East Photo Contest (the “Contest”) to photograph migratory soaring birds during their migration.
Ancient Olive Orchards in Palestine - © Ahmad Al Omari
22 Feb 2021

Growing hope for plant conservation in Palestine

From vibrant flower carpets amongst ancient olive trees, to small, encroached patches of purple petals on hillsides, Palestine’s plants are special. And now there’s a growing movement to protect them
Adonis River in Lebanon -  © Sharif Jbour
11 Feb 2021

Call for Letters of Inquiry for Small Grants in Lebanon

CEPF and BirdLife International, serving as regional implementation team (RIT) for the Mediterranean hotspot, are inviting proposals in the form of letters of inquiry (LOIs) for small grants from non-governmental organizations in Lebanon under Strategic Direction 2: "Freshwater biodiversity".

Red List appeal: help us continue to identify which birds most need our help

 

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

What we do

What we do

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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Where we work

Where we work

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.