Our community development strategy aims to include as many people as possible in a common vision for bird conservation, either by integrating them as service providers for ecotourism, as donors or volunteers to our bird conservation programs or as birding tour clients.

Our biodiversity conservation strategy is community-based since we acknowledge that it is through public participation and support to conservation initiatives that we can make a difference for birds and their habitats.

We know from experience that creating jobs and educational opportunities for local people in the conservation arena is the best way to increase the positive impacts for people, birds and their habitats. This synergy can also be a powerful formula to get local politicians, stakeholders and decision makers for natural resource management ve­sted in conservation action.