Our project objectives are to conserve birds and their habitats, to increase awareness of birds through education and training and to use and develop a proven and professional base for the research and study of birds and their habitats.

Why Birds? Because they are sensitive to habitat change, birds are one of the most visible indicators of the health of the environment. Changes in bird populations are often the first indication of environmental problems. Keeping common birds common is a sign of a well-managed environment. Did you know that birds are an economic resource? The benefits birds provide in insect and rodent control, plant pollination and seed dispersal add value to sustaining birds and their habitats.

Climate change presents very serious global risks for people and biodiversity around the world and it demands an urgent global response. Climate change threatens BirdLife Zimbabwe's mission and affects each of its strategic objectives for species, sites, habitats and people. BirdLife Zimbabwe has been very instrumental in making a significant contribution to the climate change debate both at national and International levels. It has participated in the development of a national Climate Change Response Strategy by the Government of Zimbabwe. BirdLife Zimbabwe is also a member of the Zimbabwe Climate Change Working Group, a group of civil society organisations that share a common interest on climate change issues. (For more info on Climate Change, email Toga Fakarayi toga@blz.co.zw)

At international level, BirdLife Zimbabwe joins other BirdLife partners from all over the globe in advocating for transparent negotiations under the UNFCCC framework. Like other conservation partners, BirdLife Zimbabwe, among other issues, calls for the importance of healthy ecosystems to be effectively written into national, regional and international climate change and development policy, as a key part of ensuring the current and future well-being of people and biodiversity.

Please browse the links on this page to read all about our conservation projects.