State of the world's birds case studies

Introduction: The importance of birds to biodiversity
State: What we know about the changing state of birds
Pressure: Why birds are declining
Response: What can be done to improve the status of birds

Key publications


  • Yeap, C. A., Sebastian, A. C. and Davison, G. W. H. (eds) (2007) Directory of Important Bird Areas in Malaysia: key sites for conservation. MNS Conservation Publication 8. Kuala Lumpur: Malaysian Nature Society.

Malaysia at a glance


Kuala Lumpur


329,847 km2

BirdLife Partner

Malaysian Nature Society


Total number of birds 723
Globally threatened birds 69
Country endemics 9

Important Bird & Biodiversity Areas

Number of IBAs 55
Total IBA area 4,427,526 ha

Endemic Bird Areas

Number of EBAs 7

Recommended Citation
BirdLife International (2023) Country profile: Malaysia. Available from Downloaded: 2023-04-02