Join us at the BirdLife100 World Congress
Free virtual tickets are available to join us at the BirdLife100 World Congress, where conservationists and renowned environmental advocates from around the world will come together to bring nature back from the brink.
2022 is a monumental year for BirdLife as we mark our 100th anniversary. It all started with a small group who, united by their passion for birds, founded The International Council for Bird Preservation (ICBP) – now BirdLife International. We have come a long way since then, as today we have BirdLife Partners in 117 countries, all working together to protect birds and habitats.
Reaching our centenary is a cause for celebration which will take place at our World Congress on 14th and 15th September, and you’re invited! The festivities include celebration events, networking opportunities, award ceremonies and a series of discussion panels featuring leaders of all sectors. Together, we will explore topics ranging from biodiversity and climate change to conservation finance and the links between the health of our planet and human health.
Although we have countless conservation achievements to celebrate from the past 100 years, we also recognise that the work to conserve our planet is not yet finished, and the next decade is critical to ensure we protect nature for generations to come. With this in mind, we will also be launching our new, ambitious 10-year strategy to save nature.
Whether you are joining us online or in-person, we can promise you an unforgettable experience at the BirdLife100 World Congress. A virtual ticket grants you access to the attendee hub, where we will be live streaming all of our hybrid sessions. There will also be exclusive virtual content only available here, as well as many opportunities to network and meet other participants online.
Don’t miss out – click here for the full programme and to register for your free virtual ticket.
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2022 is a bumper year for centenary celebrations, as 1922 saw the founding of both BirdLife International and BirdLife Switzerland. Over the past 100 years, BirdLife Switzerland have been committed to protecting nature, from preventing the local extinction of the Little Owl and creating new habitats for species, to inspiring communities across the country to act for conservation.
The BirdLife Partnership has achieved a great deal in its first 100 years. In the second part of our special anniversary series, we take a look at some pivotal moments that capture the spirit of the organisation and showcase its conservation achievements.
A century ago, visionary conservationists concerned about the plight of the world’s birds and the wider environment came together to form an international movement. Rooted in the foundations of a handful of campaigning national organisations, it steadily gathered momentum, spread its wings and eventually evolved into a powerful global voice for nature. This is how the BirdLife story began.
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