The importance of Conservation is highlighted by our parent organisations -BirdLife International and BirdLife South Africa
BirdLife International is a global partnership of conservation organisations that strives to conserve birds, their habitats and global biodiversity, working with people towards sustainability in the use of natural resources. BirdLife International partners operate in more than 100 countries and territories worldwide. BirdLife International partners collaborate on regional work programmes in every continent.
By focusing on birds, and the sites and habitats on which they depend, the BirdLife International partnership is working to improve the quality of life for birds, for other wildlife (biodiversity), and for people.
The BirdLife International partnership strives to conserve birds, their habitats and global biodiversity, working with people towards sustainability in the use of natural resources.
BirdLife South Africa
The mission of BirdLife South Africa is to promote the enjoyment, conservation, study and understanding of wild birds and their habitats.
Why should we conserve birds?
Birds are an important component part of the world’s biodiversity, providing important ecosystem services
Birds are indicators of the state of the environment. In general, places that are rich in bird species are also rich in other forms of biodiversity. Their presence indicates a healthy environment.
BirdLife South Africa is a registered non-profit, public benefit environmental organization and the only dedicated bird-conservation organisation in South Africa. We have over 6 000 members in 32 bird clubs throughout South Africa.
BirdLife Port Natal (BLPN):
- finding out Why you should and How you can help with Conservation. Become a Reserve Champion. Understand which Key Species we need to monitor.
- ADU’s (Animal Demography Unit) Conservation role. Become a Citizen Scientist.
- understanding the importance of Feedback not only on birds seen but also on the Reserves and habitats in which they are seen as shown on the Achievements page.
- links to other Conservation organisations