Birdlife International

BirdLife International is a global network of conservation organizations that works to protect birds and their habitats, while encouraging the sustainable use of natural resources. Birdlife partners work in over 100 countries around the world.

A 2016 grant from the Cultures of Resistance Network supported projects in Iraq and Madagascar. In Iraq, BirdLife worked with widows and women in the marshes on reviving and keeping alive the traditional skills of weaving palm fronds and reed to make household items. The organization then helped them market the products locally and internationally. In Madagascar, the grant supported BirdLife's project in the Tsitongambarika Forest, providing support to local development and enabling the creation of more sustainable livelihoods without destroying the forest.

Support from the Cultures of Resistance Network helped the network's Middle East program organize training programs for Iraqi biologists, with the goal of researching the birdlife of Iraq's marshlands in particular.



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