Why bird conservation is important
- Birds are important indicators of the health of habitats.
- Birds play a major role in the ecological household, e.g., as pollinators, seed-dispersers or pest-controllers.
- Globally ca. 30% of all bird species are threatened, many of them even critically endangered.
- In many countries large numbers of bird species are still suffering from poaching and commercial trade.
- The destruction of natural habitats, such as wetlands or rainforests, has undergone a dramatic increase during recent decades, especially in the tropics.
- The conservation of bird habitats positively affects other groups of organisms.
The Brehm Fund projects help to preserve current biodiversity for future generations. Additionally, the idea of nature and bird conservation is promoted within the local population in project regions by explaining our aims and educational work.