These pages contain the various badges that can be found around the world from Birdlife charities. RSPB being the leading producer of badges, several designs have been shared with other organisations to place on their own backing cards. For these organisations I have uploaded just a few examples.
Birdlife Page 2 - Japan Onwards
Japan - Wild Bird Society of Japan (WBSJ)
Wild Bird Society of Japan is a private organisation founded in 1934 which has over 45000 members and 90 chapters throughout Japan. Its purpose is to protect birds and their habitat, to encourage more people to enjoy bird watching, and to carry on research concerning the status and habitat of birds.
Along with silver bird brooches the WBSJ release a new species pin every year to raise funds. This is their Birdmate donation program.
Information can be found here:
Kazakhstan - Association for the Conservation of Biodiversity of Kazakhstan (ACBK)
Association for the Conservation of Biodiversity of Kazakhstan (ACBK) works to ensure the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity of Kazakhstan. They also engage and actively inform people on biodiversity and the importance for the future generations.
Kenya - Nature Kenya
Nature Kenya, also known as the East Africa Natural History Society (EANHS), is Africa's oldest environmental Society. They were established in 1909 to promote the study and conservation of nature in eastern Africa. There main aim is to connect nature and people for a sustainable future.
Malawi - Wildlife and Environmental Society of Malawi (WESM)
The Wildlife and Environmental Society of Malawi (WESM) was founded in 1947 as the Nyasaland Fauna Preservation Society in Blantyre. WESM has been dedicated to protecting Malawi’s remarkable diversity of animals and habitats for nearly 70 years. They consist of nine branches throughout Malawi, and a national Secretariat. Each is Branch self-governing and holds its own events and projects.
Malta - BirdLife Malta
Established in 1962, BirdLife Malta is the oldest environmental organisation in Malta, committed to the protection of wild birds and their habitats.
Badges can be purchase online here:
New Zealand - Forest and Bird
Forest & Bird is New Zealand’s leading independent conservation organisation in protecting and restoring wildlife and wild places. Badges can be obtained through species adoptions found here:
Nigeria - Nigerian Conservation Foundation (NCF)
The Nigerian Conservation Foundation is an environmental non-governmental organization which works to preserve the natural resources and biodiversity of Nigeria. The Foundation was founded in 1980 by Shafi Edu.
Badges not yet available online, released in the UK in limited numbers by the RSPB.
Poland – Polish Society for the Protection of Birds (OTOP)
The Polish Society for the Protection of Birds (OTOP), founded in 1991, works to protect wild birds and areas where they live. They actively monitor species, manage conservation areas, shape policies that have impact on the environment, and educate the public.
A range of RSPB designs can be purchased from: https://otop.org.pl/sklep/
Portugal - Portuguese Society for the Study of Birds (SPEA)
The Portuguese Society for the Study of Birds (SPEA) is a nonprofit scientific association that promotes the study and conservation of birds in Portugal. It was founded in 1993 and they work towards the study and the conservation of wild birds and their habitats by promoting sustainable development for the benefit of the future generations.
A range of pins are available from the SPEA website. Most of these are RSPB designs apart from a select few.
Romania – Romanian Ornithological Society (SOR)
SOR is a non-profit Romanian NGO that protects birds and nature with the support of members, volunteers, donations and project based funding. The organisation has established itself as a key stakeholder for species preservation around the Danube Delta.
A range of pins, RSPB designs, can be found here:
South Africa - BirdLife South Africa (BLSA)
BirdLife South Africa strives to conserve birds, their habitats and biodiversity through scientifically-based programmes, through supporting the sustainable and equitable use of natural resources and by encouraging people to enjoy and value nature.
Each year they release a bird of the year pin, available from their shop in SA:
Sierra Leone - Conservation Society of Sierra Leone (CSSL)
The Conservation Society of Sierra Leone (CSSL) was founded in 1986 in response to the need for a local organisation committed to promote conservation and management of environmental issues in Sierra Leone.
Slovakia - Slovak Ornithological Society (SOS)/BirdLife Slovensko
Slovak Ornithological Society/BirdLife Slovakia is the main bird conservation charity in Slovakia. SOS/BirdLife Slovakia is a direct descendent of the Czechoslovak Society for Ornithology which was founded in 1926.
Pins can be bought from here, mainly of RSPB design:
Spain - Sociedad Española de Ornitología (SEO)
The Spanish Ornithological Society is Spain’s main bird conservation charity. It was founded in 1954 and has 8,000 members and 50 staff. It is Spain’s representative in the BirdLife International partnership.
Pins can be found here:
Backing cards not included
Syria - Syrian Society for Conservation of Wildlife (SSCW)
SSCW operates within the Syrian Arab Republic and in cooperation with the national authorities to ensure the protection of all biodiversity components including animals and plants. It aims at the rehabilitation of all endangered species regardless of the level of threat.
Thailand - Bird Conservation Society of Thailand (BCST)
The Bird Conservation Society of Thailand (BCST) is a national organisation comprised of individuals and groups who work for the conservation of birds and nature throughout the Kingdom. BCST carries out this task through surveys, education and advocacy. It works in partnership with, and advises, Thai Government.