We are driven by our belief that local people, working for nature in their own places but connected nationally and internationally through our 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 us to implement successful conservation programmes for birds and all nature.
Within the framework of its global strategy, BirdLife seeks to work together with business towards the sustainable use of natural resources. BirdLife Partners and their Secretariat already works globally with businesses such as CEMEX and Rio Tinto, and global associations such as International Petroleum Industry Environmental Conservation Association (IPIECA) and the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD). All are based on the opportunity for achieving shared aims and mutual benefit. For BirdLife, this can range from conservation of Important Bird and Biodiversity Area (IBA) to safeguarding globally threatened species. These programmes build mutual trust and demonstrate the values of positive collaborative action at the local, national and global levels. They bring real benefits for biodiversity, while helping businesses meet their needs in the areas of (for example) regulatory requirements, local and global profile, investor relations, community engagement, and personnel development and management.
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