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What are non-government bird conservation organizations?

Non-government bird conservation organizations are non-profit organizations whose members' work is dedicated to conserving wild birds and their habitats. Birds are part of wildlife, inextricably linked to human life, as our “feathered friends” help to fight against harmful insects, in addition, the birds themselves and their singing, are an undoubted decoration of nature in any region of the Earth. Based on the theory of animal development, we can assume that some species of birds are likely to disappear not only because human activity greatly changes their habitat and deprives their source of food, and nesting places, but also because in their development they can no longer adapt to the changing living conditions. Thus, the relevance of the work of NGOs protecting birds and the importance of their initiatives increases.

What are organizations doing to conserve birds?

Now that there are more than four billion people on the globe and the population continues to grow, birds are finding it increasingly difficult to withstand the onslaught of civilization. Many birds' existence is complicated by a variety of human activities: deforestation, drainage of wetlands, use of pesticides, etc. However, neither deforestation, hunting, land reclamation, drought, nor water pollution by waste has such sad consequences for birds as the use of poisonous chemicals against insect pests – the spraying of forests, fields, gardens, and orchards with these substances. “If pest eradication programs are implemented, more animals will die in the next ten years than in all previous millennia of human history,” say representatives of organizations for wildlife conservation. So bird protection and conservation organizations work hard to give their feathered friends a chance to survive. Their main work aims to prevent human impact on the bird's environment, promote respect for the environment and birds as its inhabitants, eliminate negative effects, and assist in rehabilitating already injured birds. To elaborate on this issue, we can say that the activities of bird protection organizations are: 1. Measures to prevent destruction in the vicinity of nesting sites. Particularly significant damage to all birds is caused by mowing grasses and mechanization of fieldwork in the vicinity of nesting sites. Similar losses also occur to ducks nesting on lakes due to mowing reeds. In both cases, the use of mechanical mowers is especially dangerous. Therefore, professional bird organizations are developing measures to preserve nests and eggs. The most effective way to save birds' nests is to find and collect the eggs, and then incubate them under the brooder or in the incubator. 2. Prevention of bird losses from chemicals and environmental disturbance. In agriculture, preparations against weeds, insects, and rodents are widely used. They very often harm bird populations. To reduce brood damage, products that are the least harmful to warm-blooded animals should be used. NGO protection birds believe that the timing of drug application is also essential, so as not to poison particularly susceptible chicks and not to deprive them of insect food. 3. Winter feeding of birds is of great importance. Significant losses among commercial birds in winter can be reduced by feeding. It is also possible to catch birds for wintering in specially made for aviaries and release them in spring in their usual habitats. This is done by volunteer bird conservation organizations. 4. Among other things, bird protection organizations hold bird charities to attract people to raise funds, which will later be used to develop projects and initiatives to protect birds. 5. Local impact and public outreach. Working with people at the local level is crucial for the effective, sustainable, equitable conservation of natural resources, including bird habitats. Rallies, educational events, and public lectures help reach the public and bring more and more people who care about this issue to the side of bird protection.

How to Choose Nonprofit Birds Protection Organizations

There are a lot of selections on the Internet with descriptions of various non-profit bird conservation organizations. Many of them were founded a long time ago, and some of them have been working in this field for years and have a lot of experience under their belt. However, when choosing the best bird conservation organization, it is important to look not only at experience but also at the scope of the organization you are interested in. In addition, before contacting the bird protection agency you like, study the areas where they work and whether they can be useful to you in solving your problem. It is important to remember that the value of birds in nature and for humans is manifold: pollination of plants and distribution of their seeds and fruits (and thus the regulation of numbers) of insects, spiders, rodents, and others, some birds harm gardens and crops, also the aesthetic importance of birds, enlivening forests and parks with their presence and singing. Birds are a necessary component of any biocenosis. So if you want to help your feathered friends, don't put it off. Thanks to the great variety of NGOs, helping birds has become much more accessible to everyone who cares. more