• Who we are

    BirdLife Europe is a Partnership of 48 national conservation organisations and one of six regional secretariats that compose BirdLife International.

    Our Partners are present in 47 European and Central Asian countries including all EU Member States.


  • What we do

    BirdLife Europe’s unique local to global approach enables it to deliver high impact and long-term conservation for the benefit of nature and people.

    In Brussels, the BirdLife Europe team works mainly on EU policy issues and aims at improving EU legislation relating to the environment and biodiversity.


  • Where we work

    • We are active in 48 countries
    • We have over 4.100 staff members working on nature conservation
    • We have more than 2 million members
    • We own or manage over 6.000 nature sites covering over 320.000 hectares


News Overview

Cyprus is the big winner of international bird race

Tue, 31/03/2015 - 15:32

The second Champions of the Flyway Bird Race took place in southern Israel on March 25 th and after an amazingly tense...

Europe and Central Asia Cyprus Migratory Birds and Flyways

Another killing season in Cyprus?

Tue, 10/03/2015 - 14:48

If what was seen during the 2014 autumn in Cyprus is any indication, most birds passing through will have little chance against...

Europe and Central Asia Migratory Birds and Flyways

We want you to Spring Alive for birds this year

Thu, 05/02/2015 - 10:04

Soon, migratory birds will be arriving in Europe and Asia from their wintering grounds in Africa. Nature is getting ready for their arrival; are you? Make your garden or balcony bird-friendly with Spring Alive!

Europe and Central Asia Local Empowerment

Saving birds from electrocution: BirdLife Bulgarian Partner rewarded for its work on power lines

Wed, 28/01/2015 - 09:03

On 27 January, the Bulgarian Society for the Protection of Birds (BSPB; BirdLife in Bulgaria) and the BirdLife Partnership were rewarded with...

Europe and Central Asia Bulgaria Preventing Extinctions - Europe and Central Asia

Growing network is helping Montenegrin migrants

Tue, 27/01/2015 - 15:22

The BirdLife Partnership is building a growing network of people and organisations who are working together to look after migrant birds in the Mediterranean.

Europe and Central Asia Montenegro Migratory Birds and Flyways - Europe and Central Asia

European Medicines Agency asks the European Commission to address vulture-killing drug

Mon, 15/12/2014 - 16:08

This announcement is the first step in banning the use of veterinary diclofenac in Europe

Europe and Central Asia Preventing Extinctions

Ulcinj Salina in Montenegro – from potential disaster to sustainable tourism

Wed, 29/10/2014 - 15:09

When watching this video it is hard to believe that Ulcinj Salina was set to be drained and converted into a complex of hotels and golf courses.

Europe and Central Asia Montenegro Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBAs)

New report reveals scale of declines of UK migratory birds wintering in Africa

Thu, 16/10/2014 - 15:53

The migration of millions of birds across the face of the planet is one of nature’s greatest annual events. Every spring some...

Europe and Central Asia United Kingdom Migratory Birds and Flyways

Connecting Energy, Protecting Nature

Wed, 08/10/2014 - 14:17

"Won't protecting nature just slow down getting the investments we need? Are our renewables targets realistic if we have to follow your...

Europe and Central Asia Climate Change

Great step forward for seabirds in Spain

Tue, 22/07/2014 - 16:17

Spain has officially established 39 new marine protection areas. The new sites are ‘Special Protection Areas for Birds’ (SPAs), designated under the European Birds Directive. The SPAs will offer protection to seabirds whilst they are at sea, complementing the existing network of sites on land.

Europe and Central Asia Spain Seabirds and Marine - Europe and Central Asia

Scientists confirm worst fears: new EU Policy on Agriculture is bad for nature

Thu, 19/06/2014 - 10:38

“The EU failed to stand to the promises of greening the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP)”: these are the conclusions of the academic...

Europe and Central Asia Advocating for sustainable agriculture

Pioneering wildlife audit reveals 1500 exclusively 'British' species overseas

Tue, 20/05/2014 - 10:45

One of the world’s smallest lizards, a ‘spiky’ yellow woodlouse, a blue iguana, a flightless moth, a seabird thought to be extinct...

Europe and Central Asia Preventing Extinctions

A simple gesture to preserve Europe’s richest nature sites – contribute now!

Mon, 12/05/2014 - 09:37

On 21 May, the EU will celebrate the Natura 2000 Day for the 2 nd year. Natura 2000 is the network of...

Europe and Central Asia

Diclofenac: a Vulture killer – watch this new video

Tue, 29/04/2014 - 08:25

Diclofenac is an anti-inflammatory drug whose veterinary use has been the main cause of the catastrophic 99% decline of several species of...

Europe and Central Asia Preventing Extinctions - Europe and Central Asia

Flyways race is raising vital funds for migrant birds

Fri, 14/03/2014 - 12:33

Fourteen teams of adrenalin charged birders will step boldly into the Israeli night at midnight on 31 March, as they cross the...

Europe and Central Asia Georgia Migratory Birds and Flyways - Africa