Grantee Profile

BirdLife International

Grants to BirdLife International

  • $400,000

    2016 (Duration 2 years)

    Conservation & Sustainable Development

    CAMBRIDGE, UNITED KINGDOM — BirdLife International is the world’s largest nature conservation partnership, with 120 partner organizations globally. As part of the partnership’s conservation strategy for the Great Lakes of East and Central Africa, BirdLife developed the concept of Climate Resilient Altitudinal Gradients (CRAGs) with support from the MacArthur Foundation. Working with national partners and local communities in Burundi and Rwanda, BirdLife is implementing the CRAG action plan for the watersheds of Lake Kivu and the Rusizi River. This landscape, comprised of rugged mountains, steep slopes, denuded vegetation, and degraded soils, is prone to sever erosion and sedimentation, which reduces food and energy security and increases pressures on high-biodiversity ecosystems and protected areas. The CRAG action plans empower communities in the watersheds to improve land husbandry practices that buffer against the impacts of climate change. The community-led activities in the plans include terracing steep slopes, promoting zero-till agriculture, agroforestry, and mulching, which together can significantly enhance soil fertility, agricultural production, and water provision, and support aquatic biodiversity and fisheries in the region.

  • $300,000

    2015 (Duration 3 years)

    Conservation & Sustainable Development

    CAMBRIDGE, UNITED KINGDOM — BirdLife International is a global partnership of conservation organizations that work to conserve birds, their habitats and global biodiversity. The project improves the management of Lomphat Wildlife Sanctuary in Northeast Cambodia. The site is under significant pressure from a series of concessions granted by the government to private companies to develop rubber and oil palm crops. Project outcomes include: 1) completing the zoning of the Lomphat Wildlife Sanctuary and implementing priority management activities; 2) improving the capacity of local communities and government agencies in forest resource management and globally threatened species conservation; and 3) implementing replicable strategies for engaging Economic Land Concessions operators in conservation management.

  • $500,000

    2015 (Duration 3 years)

    Conservation & Sustainable Development

    CAMBRIDGE, UNITED KINGDOM — BirdLife International (BirdLife) is a global partnership of conservation organizations that work to conserve birds, their habitats and global biodiversity, working with people towards sustainability in the use of natural resources. BirdLife is working to improve the management of Western Siem Pang dry forest ecosystems in Northeast Cambodia. The project supports the establishment of a new protected forest and systems to consolidate effective conservation management. The intended outcome of the award is expanded legal protection and improved management of the Western Siem Pang dry forests by the Forest Administration and local communities.

  • $430,000

    2014 (Duration 2 years, 11 months)

    Conservation & Sustainable Development

    CAMBRIDGE, UNITED KINGDOM — BirdLife International is a partnership with 120 national partners that strives to conserve birds, their habitats and global biodiversity by working with people towards sustainability in the use of natural resources. This grant will address on-going wetland loss in Lake Victoria Basin by promoting biodiversity and ecosystem service values at four sites. These include, Ruvubu National Park, Burundi, Yala Delta, Kenya, Mara Bay and Masirori Swamp, Tanzania and Lutembe Bay, Uganda. BirdLife will help stakeholders enhance these values by piloting management approaches to mitigate expanding subsistence and commercial agriculture, hunting and overexploitation of wetlands resources.

  • $800,000

    2014 (Duration 4 years)

    Conservation & Sustainable Development

    CAMBRIDGE, UNITED KINGDOM — BirdLife International (“BirdLife”) is a global Partnership of conservation organizations that work to conserve birds, their habitats and global biodiversity, working with people towards sustainability in the use of natural resources. The grant supports its efforts to improve the management of Western Siem Pang dry forest ecosystems in Northeast Cambodia.

  • $600,000

    2013 (Inactive Grant)

    Conservation & Sustainable Development

    CAMBRIDGE, UNITED KINGDOM — BirdLife International works in partnership with other conservation organizations to conserve birds, their habitats and global biodiversity. BirdLife International will address impacts of climate change and development by piloting the Climate Resilience Altitudinal Gradient approach to conservation. Project staff will collate information on current and future climate and development scenarios in the Kivu-Rusizi watershed which is characterized by high biodiversity and ecosystem services values and altitudinal gradients that are especially sensitive to the impacts of climate change. BirdLife International will work with partners to analyze implications for conservation of biodiversity and ecosystem services and then implement a watershed management plan to address concerns raised through this process.

  • $30,000

    2012 (Inactive Grant)

    Conservation & Sustainable Development

    CAMBRIDGE, UNITED KINGDOM — BirdLife International is a global partnership of NGOs whose mission is to conserve birds, their habitats and global biodiversity, while working with people towards sustainability in the use of natural resources. BirdLife International will convene a conceptual development and scoping workshop with key partners in Chicago in June 2012. BirdLife’s Global Council will conduct an analysis of the Important Bird Areas (IBA) program to date and the plans for further strategic development. This workshop will contribute towards BirdLife’s new Global Strategy. This grant will provide support to cover travel costs associated with the workshop.

  • $80,000

    2011 (Inactive Grant)

    Conservation & Sustainable Development

    CAMBRIDGE, UNITED KINGDOM — To disseminate information on impacts of climate change and climate change adaptation at the UNFCC COP17 in South Africa.

  • $360,000

    2011 (Inactive Grant)

    Conservation & Sustainable Development

    CAMBRIDGE, UNITED KINGDOM — To identify priority sites, threats and conservation strategies for key biodiversity areas and ecosystem services in the Great Lakes region.

  • $350,000

    2011 (Inactive Grant)

    Conservation & Sustainable Development

    CAMBRIDGE, UNITED KINGDOM — To improve the management of Western Siem Pang dry forest ecosystems in Northeast Cambodia (over three years).

The MacArthur Foundation awarded BirdLife International $3,850,000 between 1978 and 2017.

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