BirdLife brings together over 115 Partners from across the globe and is the largest partnership for nature in the world. 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 earth. This unique local-to-global approach delivers high impact and long-term conservation for the benefit of nature and people.
Our global forest strategy has three focal areas, imperative to achieve the global forest and climate goals:
- Protection of the most important forests through advocating for, managing and supporting forest protected areas, including enabling community management of forest resources.
- Tackling the drivers of deforestation through advocacy and engagement with key sectors and institutions, particularly linked to agriculture, to drive sustainable practices, inputting to policy processes to incentivize forest conservation and mitigate climate change.
- Restoration of forest landscapes through diverse restoration approaches working with local people to establish connectivity between Key Biodiversity Areas, enhance climate resilience and ecosystem services, and expand nature-based carbon sequestration.
Our Partners work in some of the most important forest landscapes around the world. We deliver impactful conservation for biodiversity and the climate, and advance nature-positive economic development. Working together, we enable the scale-up of local action and influence forest policy, science, and practice at national and global scales, towards the global goals for biodiversity and climate.