BirdLife South Africa is a registered non-profit, public benefit environmental organization and the only dedicated bird-conservation organisation in South Africa.
BirdLife South Africa has more than 5 000 members in more than 40 bird clubs throughout South Africa.
BirdLife South Africa produces its own bird and birdwatching magazine, African Birdlife.
BirdLife South Africa is honoured to have four distinguished South Africans, Mrs Gaynor Rupert, Dr Precious Moloi-Motsepe, Mrs Pamela Isdell and Mr Mark Shuttleworth, as its Honorary Patrons.
Prof. Colleen Downs is BirdLife South Africa’s Honorary President.
BirdLife South Africa’s aims are to:
- Save Species (prevent extinctions and maintain or improve the conservation status of bird species)
- Conserve Sites and Habitats (conserve, improve and enlarge sites and habitats that are important for bird species and other biodiversity)
- Encourage Ecological Sustainability (through birds, conserve biodiversity and improve the quality of people’s lives)
- Enable Positive Change through People (integrate bird conservation into sustaining people’s livelihoods)