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Bird Life International

Bird Life International

• It was founded as in 1922 the International Council for Bird Preservation. • It is a global partnership of conservation organizations that strives to conserve birds, their habitats and global biodiversity, working with people towards sustainability in the use of natural resources. • It changed its name in 1993 to “BirdLife International”. • It is the world’s largest partnership of conservation organizations, with over 120 partner organisations. • BirdLife International publishes a quarterly magazine, World Birdwatch, which contains recent news and authoritative articles about birds, their habitats, and their conservation around the world. • It publishes the scientific journal Bird Conservation International. • BirdLife International is the official Red List authority for birds, for the International Union for Conservation of Nature. • Regional work: BirdLife International has conservation work programmes in the following parts of the world, which it describes as “regions” - Africa, the Americas, Asia, Europe and Central Asia, the Middle East and the Pacific. • 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. • 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.

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