BirdLife International is a global partnership of non-government organisations with a focus on birds. Its partners work together to share information, research and skills to achieve better conservation outcomes globally.
The BirdLife International Partnership strives to conserve birds, their habitats and global biodiversity, and sustainable use of natural resources.
Forest & Bird is the New Zealand partner of BirdLife International.
BirdLife International aims to:
- Prevent extinction and to maintain or improve the status of bird species
- To improve the quality of habitats for birds
- To conserve biodiversity by protecting birds and their habitats
- To integrate bird conservation into sustaining people’s livelihoods.
- Some of the projects Forest & Bird has worked on with BirdLife International include:
- Eradication of predators on Pacific Islands to protect endangered seabirds.
- The Save the Albatross campaign, which works to prevent deaths of albatrosses and other seabirds as by-catch in fisheries.
- Establishment of Important Bird Areas in the Pacific to better protect bird species.
- The BirdLife Community Conservation Fund has sponsored community projects that conserve threatened birds.
- BirdLife Community Fund has provided sponsorship to pay for the translocation of kokako to Forest & Bird’s Ark in the Park project in the Waitakere Ranges in 2009.
- BirdLife International has supported Seabird Scientist Susan Waugh to work with Forest on Bird on seabird protection issues.
- BirdLife International worldwide partners - www.birdlife.org/worldwide/index.html
BirdLife International Secretariat Global Office
Cambridge CB3 0NA
Phone: 44 01 223 279 800
Fax: 44 01 223 277 200