• 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

Looking back: Is Europe on track to save global biodiversity by 2020?

Mon, 12/10/2015 - 06:40

Halfway to the EU Biodiversity Strategy to 2020, we analyse if the EU is doing enough to protect the environment over the next five years.

Europe and Central Asia Advocating for sustainable agriculture

What's next for the EU2020 strategy to protect biodiversity?

Mon, 12/10/2015 - 06:30

With only five years to go, here's what the EU and Member States need to do to prevent the further loss of species and ecosystems.

Europe and Central Asia Advocating for sustainable agriculture

Why agriculture is the greatest threat to European biodiversity

Mon, 12/10/2015 - 06:20

More than half of European bird species use farmland habitats. So why are Member States calling agriculture the "single greatest threat to biodiversity"?

Europe and Central Asia

Saving Macaronesia's biodiversity, one species at a time

Mon, 12/10/2015 - 06:10

These islands represent 0.2% of EU territory but host over a quarter of the plant species listed in the Habitats Directive. Here's how SPEA (BirdLife in Portugal) is protecting them.

Europe and Central Asia Cape Verde Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBA) - Pacific

The dark side of 'Star Wars'

Mon, 12/10/2015 - 06:00

Skellig Michael, a remote, rocky island off the Irish coast, is home to thousands of seabirds. What happens when it catches the attention of arguably the most famous film franchise in history?

Europe and Central Asia Ireland Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBAs) - Europe and Central Asia

The EU is calling for entries for the 2016 Natura 2000 Awards

Fri, 09/10/2015 - 15:45

Anyone who works to protect nature through the network is eligible. Read more about the deadline, how you can apply, and how to vote for your favourite conservation organisation.

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

Co-operation key for reversing biodiversity declines

Fri, 09/10/2015 - 14:16

Protecting and restoring nature in the European Union is incredibly important, but how do we stop declines in biodiversity? With the European Commission’s publication of a mid-term report on the Biodiversity Strategy to 2020 last week came confirmation that the situation remains hugely concerning.

Europe and Central Asia

New protected areas announced for seabirds in Portugal

Thu, 08/10/2015 - 13:43

The designation of two new Special Protection Areas in Portugal has been approved by the country’s government, according to BirdLife’s Portuguese Partner SPEA.

Europe and Central Asia Portugal Seabirds and Marine

From casual birdwatching to bird monitoring and conservation

Thu, 08/10/2015 - 13:15

BirdLife in Macedonia used the recently-concluded Euro Birdwatch to help in creating the next generation of local conservationists. Here's how.

Europe and Central Asia Macedonia Capacity Development - Europe and Central Asia