BirdLife South Africa
BirdLife South Africa is the only dedicated bird conservation organisation in South Africa. We focus our efforts on the conservation of South Africa’s most threatened birds, as well as on protecting IBAs and KBAs. We have a large and growing membership, with our members receiving our bi-monthly African Birdlife magazine. Increasingly, BirdLife South Africa is undertaking work in the southern African region, especially to support other BirdLife Partners and to support the RSPB’s East Atlantic Flyway conservation efforts.
“We at BirdLife South Africa believe there is hope. We believe that if we look after the natural world, the natural world will look after us.”
A controversial decision to allocate a large proportion of the Yala swamp complex to a private agricultural company jeopardises the immense natural value of Kenya’s largest freshwater wetland, as well as the range of benefits it provides to thousands of people in its vicinity.
To celebrate endangered species day, we’re introducing the anti-Dodo: Mauritius Kestrel. The official national bird of Mauritius, it is one of the world’s greatest conservation success stories, making the island nation and its BirdLife Partner iconic for preventing extinctions, rather than extinction.