Europe and Central Asia
15 Nov 2018

Not just a drop in the ocean

This winter we have a critical chance to change EU policy to better our seas. Their health is essential to us as a source of food, income and employment, but also in providing ecosystem services such as coastal protection and carbon sequestration.
Northern Gannet
13 Nov 2018

Victory! Oil drilling plans off Portuguese coast stopped after NGOs'

Petrol companies Galp and Eni have abandoned their plans to drill for oil and gas off the southwest coast of Portugal. This decision follows a hard-won victory for conservationists who fought the plan in court and are still grappling with legal costs.
12 Nov 2018

Shipment of illegally killed birds discovered in Slovenia

Our Slovenian partner DOPPS reports on the alarming discovery of a huge shipment of illegally killed birds discovered in Slovenia en route to Italy last month. Significant numbers of Red-thorated pipit, White wagtail and Meadow pipit were found amongst a haul of over a thousand individuals birds.
09 Nov 2018

Intensive farming is shepherding the collapse of the living world

Ariel Brunner, Senior Head of Policy at BirdLife Europe, explains why the fierce debate on cuts to the EU’s Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) budget is just a smokescreen for a broken farming system shepherding the collapse of the living world.
24 Oct 2018

Why bioenergy is actually bad for our planet

Today over 100 organisations from across the globe have published a joint declaration calling on governments, financiers, companies and civil society to halt the expansion of the biomass-based energy industry.
White Tailed Eagle © Jaroslav Pap courtesy of Bird Protection and Study Society of Serbia

Shot and left for dead: help us put an end to this persecution.

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

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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.