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Who we are

Who we are

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

What we do

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. Read more about our Programmes in Europe and Central Asia

Where we work

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. Read more about our regional network.

Birds and Beyond – Special Protection Areas in the EU

Fri, 02/12/2016
The EU’s Birds Directive does, in fact, do far more than just protect birds – as it turns out, one small step for birds, is a giant leap for animal-kind more-broadly!

Justice for Dutch farmland birds

Tue, 08/11/2016
Today, VBN (BirdLife in the Netherlands) filed a formal complaint to the European Commission against the Dutch government for persistent breaches of the Birds Directive.
Illegally shot Hobby © David Tipling/BirdLife Malta

Stopping bird killing in the Mediterranean

Fri, 04/11/2016
Reducing the killing of protected species, improving the protection of key sites for migratory birds and ensuring adequate law enforcement.

OSPAR Wild - Protecting the Amazon of the Atlantic

Wed, 02/11/2016
Following rigorous and highly innovative scientific analysis, BirdLife has submitted a landmark proposal to OSPAR for a high seas Marine Protected Area (MPA)...

Bioenergy: The Good, the Bad & the Ugly

Wed, 02/11/2016
Amid growing speculation that the EU will publish its much-anticipated Renewable Energy Package at the end of this month, Sini Eräjää dispels the myth that....

5.8 million and counting – EuroBirdwatch 2016

Wed, 02/11/2016
40 partner organisations, 1,070 events, 24,115 people and 5.8 million birds – welcome to EuroBirdwatch 2016.

Salt Pan success for BirdLife Malta!

Mon, 31/10/2016
Nathaniel Attard celebrates a historic agreement with the Maltese government which sees BirdLife Malta entrusted with its fourth national land management project...

Visiting Europe’s ‘Vulture Kingdom’ – welcome to Monfragüe National Park

Fri, 28/10/2016
Sometimes, I’m very lucky. As a biologist who has gradually migrated from the often harsh, yet beautiful, conditions of fieldwork to the (even tougher!) environment of