BirdLife Preventing Extinctions Programme

BirdLife Preventing Extinctions Programme

In the last thirty years 21 bird species have become extinct, 190 more are on the very edge of extinction and without immediate action, many will not be here in ten years’ time.

To prevent this loss of bird species BirdLife International have launched the BirdLife Preventing Extinctions Programme. Paignton Zoo became a Species Champion for this programme in February 2009 providing important funding to carry out conservation activities and raising awareness among our visitors of the problems facing the world’s birds.