BirdLife International

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BirdLife International
Motto Partnership for Nature and People
Formation 1922
Type INGO
Purpose Conservation
Headquarters Cambridge, United Kingdom
Region served Africa, Americas, Asia, Europe and Central Asia, Pacific
Chairman Khaled Anis Irani
Chief Executive Dr Hazell Thompson (acting)
Website www.birdlife.org

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.

History[edit]

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.

Regional work[edit]

BirdLife International has conservation work programmes in Africa, the Americas, Asia, Europe and Central Asia, the Middle East, and the Pacific.

Global programmes[edit]

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).

Magazine[edit]

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.

Red List[edit]

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.

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