Burung Indonesia was established as a national conservation organisation in 2002 with the official name of the Indonesian Wild Bird Conservation Association (BirdLife Indonesia Association). With community support, Bird of Indonesia seeks to preserve wild birds in Indonesia and their habitat. Previously, in 1992-2002 this organization was known as BirdLife International-Indonesia Program.
Burung Indonesia is part of the global partnership of BirdLife International which has 114 organizations worldwide.
Burung Indonesia collaborates with the community to develop the capacity of local groups or communities and establish partnerships with the parties.
In its early years as BirdLife International-Indonesia Program , the focus of this organization's work was to identify Important Areas for Birds and Biodiversity (DPB / IBA). Network development and the formation of bird watchers groups are also a component of Bird Indonesia's work during this period. During this time several DPBs were also encouraged to become protected areas.
Until now, Burung Indonesia has been active in facilitating increased effectiveness in the management of protected areas, considering that more than half of IBAs are outside the network of protected areas in Indonesia. However, creating safe areas for biodiversity that supports livelihoods is not as easy as changing the status of the area to a protected area. Therefore Bird Indonesia encourages the management of production natural forest areas through ecosystem restoration.
Burung Indonesia works through three approaches, conservation at the site level, sustainable management of productive landscapes and restoration of production natural forests.
VISION & MISSION
Burung Indonesia has a vision to become the leading bird conservation organization in Indonesia, and with the support of the Indonesian community, it seeks to preserve all types of birds and their habitat.
To achieve this goal, Burung Indonesia has a mission: