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What we do internationally

Bald ibis flying at sunset

Image: Chris Gomersall

From tigers in Sumatra, to albatrosses off the African coast and Peatlands in Belarus, we've been working on international projects for years.

The world is extraordinarily rich in wildlife, although human pressures are daily eroding that richness. We work internationally to preserve the richness of nature for the well-being today of every one of us and as an inheritance for future generations.

The RSPB is the UK partner of BirdLife International – the global partnership of national conservation organisations. By working with the Birdlife Partnership we have a greater impact worldwide, helping to stem the loss of global biodiversity and achieve a more sustainable world.

We contribute to the preparation of BirdLife’s plans, and their effective implementation is fundamental to the achievement of our aims.

BirdLife Partners

We work with and support BirdLife Partners throughout the world. By working with their governments, other local conservation organisations and local people, we help them to protect species, sites and ecosystems. When we campaign for changes in international policies, we do so as part of the collective voice of the BirdLife Partnership.

With our partners, we identify bird conservation priorities through the collection, analysis, circulation and use of information. We need good data to guide our own actions and to inform conservationists, governments and others of the priorities for the conservation of birds, sites and habitats.

Having identified the priorities, we work with our BirdLife partners to undertake conservation action through better application of policies and by working on the ground with local partners, communities and governments.

Effective action

Habitats worldwide are under increasing threat and one in ten of the world’s bird species is threatened with extinction. The need for effective action to conserve biodiversity has never been more pressing than it is today.

We are fully committed to working with our global partners, ensuring that the world’s biodiversity will continue to flourish. We have supported the growth and work of many organisations in other countries and with them, we have a record of achieving better protection for species and important places, such as wetlands and forests.