10 Jan 2011

State of the World's Birds

By Rory Mccann

This report is a brief summary of the information available on BirdLife’s State of the world’s birds website. Using the most up-todate analyses, it outlines why birds and biodiversity are important, what we know about the changing state of the world’s birds (STATE), why birds are declining (PRESSURE) and what can be done to improve their status (RESPONSE). It presents and lists a small sample of the case studies providing evidence for these messages and examples of BirdLife’s work. For more detailed information on these and other case studies, visit BirdLife’s State of the world’s birds website and database at www.birdlife.org/sowb. A companion publication, A strategy for birds and people, sets out BirdLife’s strategy until 2015. You can download the report here