The African Bird Club (ABC) works with local people and groups across the ABC region to advance the conservation of African birds and their habitats, and to further the development of African ornithology.
We also collaborate with BirdLife International, with which ABC has signed a Memorandum of Understanding, and promote the work of BirdLife Partners in African countries, all of which are complimentary ABC members.
The BirdLife Africa Partnership is formed of – BirdLife Botswana, NATURAMA (Burkina Faso), Association Burundaise pour la protection de la Nature (Burundi), Biosfera (Cabo Verde), SOS-Forêts (Côte d’Ivoire), Nature Conservation Egypt, Ethiopian Wildlife and Natural History Society, Ghana Wildlife Society, Guinée-Ecologie (Guinea), Nature Kenya – The East Africa Natural History Society, The Society for the Conservation of Nature of Liberia, Asity Madagascar, Wildlife and Environmental Society of Malawi, Nature Mauritanie (Mauritania), Mauritian Wildlife Foundation, GREPOM/BirdLife Maroc (Morocco), Nigerian Conservation Foundation, Nature-Communautés-Développement (NCD – Senegal), Nature Seychelles, The Conservation Society of Sierra Leone, BirdLife South Africa, Nature Tanzania, Association “Les Amis des Oiseaux” (Tunisia), NatureUganda, BirdWatch Zambia, and BirdLife Zimbabwe.
Other organisations with which ABC has close ties include the A. P. Leventis Ornithological Research Institute (APLORI), March Conservation Fund, Bird Conservation Fund (BCF), West African Ornithological Society (WAOS)/Société d’Ornithologie de l’Ouest Africain (SOOA), African Bird Atlas Project, International Crane Foundation (ICF), Birds Angola, Biodiversity Initiative, Djibouti Nature, Kartong Bird Observatory, Madagascar Birding Association, Namibia Bird Club, Société d’Études Ornithologiques de La Réunion (SEOR), Groupe d’Études et de Protection des Oiseaux de Mayotte (GEPOMAY), and the Endangered Wildlife Trust (EWT).
ABC has formed operational partnerships with organisations whose objectives are similar to ours, such as the World Land Trust and Rainforest Trust, Kasanka Trust and Fundação Kissama, to save critical habitats for African birds and to exchange information and ideas.