|Motto||Partnership for Nature and People|
|Headquarters||Cambridge, United Kingdom|
|Region served||Africa, Americas, Asia, Europe and Central Asia, Pacific|
|Chairman||Khaled Anis Irani|
|Chief Executive||Dr Hazell Thompson (acting)|
BirdLife international is a global partnership of conservation organisations that strives to conserve birds, their habitats and global biodiversity, working with people towards sustainability in the use of natural resources. It is the World's largest partnership of conservation organisations, with over 120 partner organisations 120 partner organisations. Together the BirdLife Partnership forms the leading authority on the status of birds, their habitats and the issues and problems affecting bird life.
BirdLife International was founded in 1922 by American ornithologists T. Gilbert Pearson and Jean Theodore Delacour as the International Committee for Bird Protection. This lobbying group changed its name in 1993 to BirdLife International.
Within each of these regions, BirdLife International carries out various global programmes, including: The Seabird and Marine, Birdlife Preventing Extinctions, the Migratory Birds and Flyways, the Climate Change, the Forests of Hope, the Local Empowerment, Invasive Alien Species and the Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBAs).
BirdLife International publishes a quarterly magazine - 'World Birdwatch'. The magazine contains recent news and authoritative articles about birds, their habitats, and their conservation around the world.
BirdLife International is the official Red List Authority for birds for the IUCN. In the latest assessment in 2012, 1,313 species of bird are considered threatened with extinction (i.e. in the categories of Critically Endangered, Endangered and Vulnerable). This represents 13% of the total of 10,064 extant bird species in the world.
- BirdLife International Home Page
- BirdLife International Data Zone with fact sheets for all bird species
- BirdLife International Data Zone with fact sheets for all Important Bird Areas (IBAs)
- BirdLife International Data Zone with fact sheets for all Endemic Bird Areas (EBAs)
- BirdLife International - State of the world's birds case studies