The world is extraordinarily rich in wildlife, although human pressures are daily eroding that richness. The RSPB works 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 contribution that RSPB can make to stem the loss of global biodiversity and achieve a more sustainable world is magnified many fold by working through the BirdLife Partnership. We are the UK BirdLife Partner, and as part of the BirdLife network, we contribute to the preparation of its plans and their effective implementation is fundamental to the achievement of our aims.
Our approach to international conservation is to work with and in support of BirdLife Partners in other countries and to help them, working with their governments, other local conservation organisations and with local people, 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, dissemination 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.
Habitats worldwide are under increasing threat and one in eight 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. The RSPB is fully committed to working with its partners to ensure that the world’s biodiversity will continue to flourish. We have supported the growth and work of many organizations in other countries and with them, we have a record of achieving better protection for species and important places, such as wetlands and forests.