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  • 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 47 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

BirdLife launches #itsmynature campaign

Mon, 11/05/2015 - 20:06

Today we launch our campaign “It’s my nature” (#itsmynature). We have chosen this motto for a million reasons. Here are just three:...

Europe and Central Asia

Red herrings, Trojan horses and booby traps: debunking 5 myths and lies on the “need to overhaul” nature protection laws

Mon, 11/05/2015 - 09:49

Beneath a thin veil of “better regulation”, what is really happening is a concerted attack on nature conservation. Any reopening of the Birds and Habitats Directives would damage conservation. Anyone saying the opposite is either tragically naïve, or in seriously bad faith.

Europe and Central Asia

Let’s leave a share for our meadow birds

Wed, 27/05/2015 - 13:04

Winter fields are so barren that the once common sights and sounds of meadowland birds are vanishing across Europe. But one farmer in Belgium is helping change this.

Europe and Central Asia Belgium Birds in Europe

Portugal's birding at your fingertips

Tue, 26/05/2015 - 14:50

Now available at your fingertips, all you need to know about more than 100 species of bird and birdwatching in mainland Portugal, the Azores and Madeira archipelagos.

Europe and Central Asia Portugal Birds in Europe

Nature alert. Commission alerted

Mon, 11/05/2015 - 11:35

It’s a tale of two miracles. The first: over 100 NGOs, in 28 European capitals, are launching a campaign today to stop Juncker’s attack against the laws that protect Nature. The second? By re-reading the Directives we’ve rediscovered an idea of Europe we can love: one of a community that protects its nature.

Europe and Central Asia

The challenge of bringing marine wildlife back in EU waters

Mon, 11/05/2015 - 10:55

Member States urgently need to implement the marine Natura 2000 network and underpin it with concrete measures that will give our seabirds a fighting chance against the growing threats they face at sea.

Europe and Central Asia

Four good reasons to defend the Nature Directives

Mon, 11/05/2015 - 10:03

By the time the 1970s hit Europe, one had to go to remote corners to be surrounded by nature and see spectacular wildlife such as eagles, pelicans and large mammals. Centuries of persecution and habitat loss had taken its toll. But over the last decades the landscape has changed dramatically and species that were low in number are coming back. Why? The Birds and Habitats Directives.

Europe and Central Asia

Hungary’s nature is in peril

Mon, 11/05/2015 - 09:36

Hungary is about to approve a law that will transfer land management rights from nature conservation organizations to an agency which has...

Europe and Central Asia Hungary

Romanian hunting law threatens wild birds and violates the Birds Directive

Tue, 05/05/2015 - 12:58

Romania is about to approve a law that will allow spring hunting and trespassing on private property.

Europe and Central Asia Romania Birds in Europe