BirdLife has various projects taking place worldwide, each responding to specific conservation issues.
Giving the next generation of conservationists an effective voice is vital in the fight to save the planet, and their opinions, influence and role are being fully embraced by BirdLife through the creation of a new youth programme
Red: a colour of alarm, urgency, passion and energy. For most conservationists, “The Red List” evokes all four of these feelings, perhaps all at once. The Red List tells us which species are most in danger and which to conserve first. It’s also a powerful tool for persuading governments to protect threatened species.
As the world’s largest nature conservation partnership, with local roots and global reach informed by internationally-recognised science, BirdLife is uniquely placed to help guide and develop the post-2020 framework and mobilise support for its implementation.
Our planet is in the midst its sixth mass extinction event, with climate change, habitat destruction and other human activities devastating the diversity of life on the planet. But while the crisis is undeniably urgent, there’s also hope. Humans may create huge challenges – but with enough support, dedication and resources, we can also reverse them.
BirdLife’s ambitious island restoration work addresses this outsized impact on extinctions integrating the species, sites and society pillars of its new strategy. Working with local BirdLife partners and local communities around the globe, in the Pacific, off Latin America, or the California coast for example, we help restore island ecosystems by eradicating invasive alien species. The work improves livelihoods, food security, health and wellbeing.
The illegal trade in ivory or rhino horn tends to get the headlines. The illegal bird trade, however, poses just as great a threat – one that BirdLife and our Partners are working across the world to combat.
We believe that networks of skilled, committed and entrepreneurial individuals and organisations are the key to unlocking the transformative change needed for a sustainable future for our planet. But the resources needed to address complex conservation challenges are limited, particularly in some of the most biologically rich areas in the world.
It’s the middle of winter. Bird migration is at its peak. You’re hiking deep in the Mediterranean shrubland, on the lookout for illegal traps, snares and nets. If this kind of adventure appeals to you, BirdLife’s Italian partner, LIPU, organises camps that do this every year – and they get results. This is their story.
Hope you joined the flock at the 2023 Global Birdfair! Hosted at the Rutland Showground, UK, from the 14-16 July, this years event brought together an array of people from the wildlife conservation community. From world-leading conservationists and adventurers to ground-breaking wildlife filmmakers and authors, the event is not to be missed for anyone with a love of the natural world! So if you missed it, plan on next year!
Considered the most biodiverse region in the world, the Tropical Andes covers less than 1% of the world’s land surface, yet it is home to nearly one-sixth of all plant species on the planet, and more amphibian, bird, and mammal species than any other equivalent area.
The tropical forests of Asia and the Western Pacific are special. Their lush landscapes are havens to an astounding variety of life found nowhere else. These forests don’t just benefit nature, they benefit local people and all of us across the entire globe. However, these forests are in trouble. Human populations are growing rapidly, agriculture is expanding resulting in the clearing of vast swathes of forest, and illegal logging is rife.