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In 2018, we marked the centennial of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act, the most powerful and important bird-protection law ever passed. In honor of this milestone, nature lovers around the world joined forces to celebrate "Year of the Bird" and committed to protecting birds today and for the next hundred years.


If you take care of birds, you take care of most of the environmental problems in the world.

Thomas Lovejoy
Biologist and Godfather of Biodiversity

Bird Your World

Thank you for helping to build a better world for birds this year.

Thank you for helping to build a better world for birds this year.  

Celebrating 2018 as the Year of the Bird brought together people from around the world committed to making a difference. We hope you’ll continue to #birdyourworld in 2019 and beyond. 
 
You are what hope looks like to a bird.

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Birds of the Photo Ark

The National Geographic Photo Ark is using the power of photography to inspire people to help save species at risk before it’s too late. Take a look at some of the birds of the Photo Ark below and learn more about Photo Ark here.

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TOP PHOTO: DAVID MORGAN/AUDUBON PHOTOGRAPHY AWARDS; FEATURED POSTS: PHOTO BY CORNELL LAB OF ORNITHOLOGY, MIKE BELLEME, ROBERT ROYSE/MINDEN PICTURES AND BJORN OLESEN