BirdLife International is the world’s largest nature conservation partnership. Together they are 120 BirdLife Partners worldwide – one per country or territory – and growing.
They are driven by their belief that local people, working for nature in their own places but connected nationally and internationally through their global Partnership, are the key to sustaining all life on this planet. This unique local-to-global approach delivers high impact and long-term conservation for the benefit of nature and people.
BirdLife is widely recognised as the world leader in bird conservation. Rigorous science informed by practical feedback from projects on the ground in important sites and habitats enables them to implement successful conservation programmes for birds and all nature. Their actions are providing both practical and sustainable solutions significantly benefiting nature and people.
Each BirdLife Partner is an independent environmental not-for-profit, non-governmental organisation or NGO. Most Partners are best known outside of the Partnership by their organisation’s name. This allows each Partner to maintain its individual national identity within the global Partnership. Perhaps you might recognise some of the 120 BirdLife International Environmental NGOs Partners from their logos below.
BirdLife Partners work together in a collaborative, coordinated fashion across national boundaries to build a global Partnership of national conservation organisations.
The BirdLife partnership has 6 Regional BirdLife Coordination Offices throughout the world and a Global Office in Cambridge, UK – together known as “The BirdLife International Secretariat”. The Secretariat co-ordinate and facilitate the BirdLife International strategies, programmes and policies.
BirdLife in numbers
As the world’s largest nature conservation partnership BirdLife Interntional has more than 10 million members and supporters.
This comprises 2.72 million members, and 7.2 million people who supported BirdLife Partners in 2015 without being members.
BirdLife Partner Environmental NGOs worked with over 4,000 local groups, including action at more than 1,000 Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas; and their work involved 1.9 million young people (under 18).
The BirdLife Partnership employs nearly 8,000 staff supported by 5,000 volunteers.
BirdLife partnership has a combined budget of US$ 636 million as of end of 2014