The information and expertise amassed through the State of the world’s birds project has been used to develop a wide range of materials, including booklets, brochures and foldout maps. These not only promote and explain BirdLife’s work, but also help support its involvement at key events such as international environmental negotiations. Below are some of the main recent publications.
The Messengers: What birds tell us about threats from climate change and solutions for nature and people.
This synthesis of hundreds of scientific studies illustrates the many ways by which climate change threatens birds and other wildlife. it describes actions underway to help nature adapt, and also shows fo rthe first time how the BirdLife Partnership is implementing nature-based solutions across the world to reduce climate risks and build people's resilience.
BirdLife International y Grupo Jaragua (2015) Servicios Ecosistémicos del Parque Nacional Sierra de Bahoruco, República Dominicana. BirdLife International y Grupo Jaragua.
This report presents an evaluation of the ecosystem services at Sierra de Bahoruco National Park in Dominican Republic.
BirdLife International y Aves y Conservación (2014) Servicios Ecosistémicos del Parque Nacional Llanganates, Ecuador. Quito, Ecuador: BirdLife International y Aves y Conservación.
This report presents an evaluation of the ecosystem services at Llanganates National Park in Ecuador.
BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas: A global network for conserving nature and benefiting people. Cambridge, UK: BirdLife International.
This booklet provides a detailed overview of Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBAs)—the largest and most comprehensive global network of sites that are significant for the global persistence of biodiversity.
BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas in Danger—priority sites for immediate action. Cambridge, UK: BirdLife International.
This leaflet profiles the 2014 IBAs in Danger list of 356 sites in 122 countries worldwide that face intense threats and need urgent attention. Examples from across each region highlight the diversity of pressures and the urgency with which actions are required.
BirdLife International (2013) State of the world's birds 2013: Indicators for our changing world. Cambridge, UK: BirdLife International
Drawing on a uniquely deep and broad data set and using innovative analysis, State of the world’s birds is designed to make science-based evidence available to national and international policy and decision-makers.
BirdLife International (2013) State of Africa’s birds 2013: Outlook for our changing environment. Nairobi, Kenya: BirdLife International Africa Partnership
State of Africa’s birds presents a summary of the data and information collected by the BirdLife Africa Partnership.
BirdLife International (2013) Saving the world’s most threatened birds: the BirdLife Preventing Extinctions Programme. Cambridge, UK: BirdLife International
This report provides an overview of the BirdLife Preventing Extinctions Programme. In its first five years, the programme has already taking action for 40% of all threatened bird species.
BirdLife International (2012) Important Areas for Seabirds: guiding marine conservation in the Pacific. Cambridge, UK: BirdLife International
This report reveals the most important sites in the tropical Pacific for seabirds. It outlines how safeguarding these places will protect the livelihoods and cultural heritage of Pacific islands and peoples, and help governments to meet the commitments they have made to biodiversity conservation.
BCN and DNPWC (2012) Conserving biodiversity and delivering ecosystem services at Important Bird Areas in Nepal. Kathmandu and Cambridge, UK: Bird Conservation Nepal, Department of National Parks and Wildlife Conservation, and BirdLife International
This report presents the results of a study which has helped to test a new practical ‘toolkit’ for assessing ecosystem services at the sitescale. The methods used are accessible to non-experts and deliver scientifically robust results.
BirdLife International (2012) Developing and implementing National Biodiversity Strategies and Action Plans: How to set, meet and track the Aichi Biodiversity Targets. Cambridge, UK; BirdLife International
This booklet—launched at the eleventh meeting of the Conference of the Parties in Hyderabad, India—provides examples for 18 of the Aichi Targets of how birds can help to set targets at the national level, focus actions to meet these targets, and provide data to monitor success.
CCI and BirdLife (2011) Measuring and monitoring ecosystem services at the site scale. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge Conservation Initiative and BirdLife International
Ecosystem services underpin our very existence. Despite this, they are consistently undervalued in economic analyses and decision-making. This booklet introduces a new 'toolkit' for measuring ecosystem services at the site scale which is accessible to non-experts and delivers scientifically robust results.
BirdLife International (2010) Meeting the 2020 biodiversity targets: action and monitoring based on birds. Cambridge, UK.
BirdLife International (2010) Marine Important Bird Areas: priority sites for the conservation of biodiversity. Cambridge, UK.
BirdLife International (2010) Important Bird Areas (IBA) poster. Cambridge, UK.
Alliance for Zero Extinction (2010) 2010 AZE update: Pinpointing and conserving epicenters of imminent extinctions
The Alliance for Zero Extinction (AZE), a global initiative of biodiversity conservation organisations including BirdLife, aims to prevent extinction by identifying and safeguarding key sites where species are in imminent danger of disappearing. This map depicts the updated set of sites following the 2010 update.
BirdLife International (2008) Critically Endangered birds: a global audit. Cambridge, UK.
BirdLife International (2008) State of the world’s birds: indicators for our changing world. Cambridge, UK.
The information and analysis presented in State of the world’s birds was updated in 2008.
BirdLife International (2004) State of the world’s birds 2004: indicators for our changing world. Cambridge, UK
State of the world’s birds was first published in 2004. It provided a comprehensive account of the work and knowledge of more than 100 BirdLife Partners, and thousands of other reseachers, in a booklet of just 72 pages.
BirdLife International (2018) State of the world’s birds: taking the pulse of the planet. Cambridge, UK: BirdLife International.
State of the World’s Birds is BirdLife International’s flagship science publication, using birds to assess the condition of our ecosystems as a whole. Five years in the making, this latest analysis of the scientific literature pinpoints the major trends and changes in bird populations, exploring the causes and identifying conservation solutions.