SABUKO is a Society for Nature Conservation and Birdlife Partner in Georgia.
Our main directions is conservation of species and their habitats.
Our mission is to promote the conservation of wildlife in Georgia and to increase the valuation of nature by the public and to encourage the sustainable use of natural resources.
We aim to protect wild birds and their habitats, and to raise awareness about the value of nature and the importance of its protection.
For preventing the conflict between human and nature, we have chosen a way of cooperation and work with local communities and other target groups, rather than confrontation, which is a most effective approach that delivers win-win situation in long-term outlook.
Type of Activities:
- Educational and awareness raising about nature conservation
- Field surveys, expeditions, systematic monitoring, satellite tagging and data analyses
- Rehabilitation and restoration of key habitats
- Engagement of target groups and stakeholders
- Development of Eco-turism (birdwatching)
- Support and implementation of the Birdlife Strategy on national level
In the BSPB we work for the conservation of wild birds, the areas important for them and their habitats. We defend the right of existence of wildlife and thus we contribute for the sustainable use of natural resources, as well as for the well-being of mankind. In the BSPB we work for the people too: we defend the public interest and everybody’s right to a preserved nature and a healthy environment.
The BSPB is one of the few Bulgarian non-governmental organizations with active membership and structures across the country. Membership is voluntary. The structures of the BSPB in different parts of the country depend on the support of the organization members – granted at the very least through their membership fee. Our members come from different ages and fields of interest; they are brought together by their love for nature and wild birds as well as by their will to change their lives for the better.
The BSPB is a part of BirdLife International – a global nature conservation organization, founded in 1922; BirdLife International is a network of partnering organizations in over 100 countries in the world with over 2.6 million members and 10 million supporters.
The mission of the BSPB
The BSPB works for the conservation of wild birds, the areas important for them and their habitats, together with the conservation of biodiversity as a whole, thus contributing for the sustainable use of natural resources and the well-being of mankind too.
Our vision is of a world where humans recognize the equal right of existence and hospitable environment for all biological species; a world where the use of natural resources is inseparably tied to taking measures to ensure their natural recovery; a world where all human communities have equal rights to the use of natural resources and to the services provided by nature.
Doğa is the partner of BirdLife International in Turkey and its work is driven by the demand to take action to sustain biodiversity. Our mission is to defend the rights of nature in all its forms including all its processes, which are necessary for persistence of life on earth.
Since 2002, we have been working as a grassroots organization connecting thousands of people working for this cause in Turkey and, where possible, in other countries. We conduct scientific research and provide community based solutions for conservation; we establish partnerships and drive policy change. When science, community based action and advocacy do not deliver the necessary change, we conduct innovative campaigns to mobilize the public to take action to reverse the trend.
Our work can be witnessed across Turkey, from the steppic plateaus of Anatolia to the Mediterranean, from Hasankeyf in ancient Mesopotamia to the Aegean coast. Science is the backbone of our conservation projects to conserve species and habitats, while local communities and their indigenous cultures inspired by nature underpin our on-the-ground actions.
Our vision is to live in a world where humans embrace nature as a whole, live by knowing their footprint on earth and respect all other forms of life, and where biodiversity is no longer in need of conservation. This vision extends beyond Turkey, because we understand that there are no political or national boundaries in nature. Therefore, we work closely with other BirdLife partners around the world, which are grassroots organizations operating in over 100 countries and territories.
Five pillars our strategy address different facets and processes of biodiversity, which are all closely linked. The first of these is the species conservation program that aims to reverse the global extinction crisis. The second pillar focuses on Key Biodiversity Areas as a network of threatened sites that are globally vulnerable or irreplaceable. The third area of our work addresses freshwater, rivers and lakes, as the main natural systems interconnecting all forms of life on earth. The fourth concentrates on flyways, which link and unite different parts of the world. The last pillar relates to the way people live and interact with other communities and species – Nature Culture – striving to minimize the human footprint on earth.
We have recently founded the Seferihisar Nature School (Doğa Okulu) in Izmir, in partnership with the Seferihisar Municipality. Our Nature School works to understand, develop and convene innovative and grassroots solutions for persistence of biodiversity.