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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

Protecting the Mediterranean’s migratory birds

Thu, 27/08/2015 - 09:35

Read why people and organisations are fighting for the flyways and the reason their work is necessary.

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

Agreement consolidates decades of collaboration between OSME and BirdLife International

Tue, 25/08/2015 - 08:53

BirdLife International and the Ornithological Society of the Middle East, the Caucasus and Central Asia (OSME) signed a memorandum of understanding during the Birdfair 2015 in Rutland Water Nature

Middle East

Extent of illegal killing of birds in the Mediterranean revealed in BirdLife report

Fri, 21/08/2015 - 17:00

We've uncovered the shocking numbers of birds illegally shot, trapped or glued in these European and African countries.

Europe and Central Asia Migratory Birds and Flyways

How tracking one turtle dove could help save its whole species

Wed, 05/08/2015 - 08:38

The population of the turtle doveshas plummeted by 77% across Europe since 1980. 'Titan', the RSPB's tracker-fitted bird, shows us a glimpse of his 11,000-km migration and gives us clues on how we can protect this vulnerable species.

Europe and Central Asia Migratory Birds and Flyways

Saving the Egyptian Vulture: Mission still possible

Tue, 04/08/2015 - 10:06

The species population in Europe has declined by more than half in the last few decades. Can a Life project and BirdLife campaign save it?

Europe and Central Asia Bulgaria Birds in Europe

Grantee voices from the Med: attendees to the CEPF Mid-term assessment in Ulcinj, Montenegro. Photo: Olivier Langrand

Conservation investment and support in the Mediterranean reaches important mid-term milestone with CEPF

Thu, 30/07/2015 - 12:03

The Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund's mid-term assessment validates conservation efforts in the Mediterranean, and gives the opportunity for civil society to have its say in making CEPF even more useful and impactful at conserving nature.

Worldwide

Scientists prove EU bird laws save threatened species

Mon, 27/07/2015 - 16:52

But there are some avian populations that continue to decline despite protection measures. Here's why.

Europe and Central Asia Preventing Extinctions - Europe and Central Asia

Reversing the tide on marine litter

Thu, 16/07/2015 - 13:07

Marine litter is becoming more common than sand at the beach and it’s threatening the lives of seabirds. In Germany, some useful actions are being taken to combat the issue.

Europe and Central Asia Marine

Guianan Cock-of-the-rock © Maxime Dechelle

Protecting birds in ‘tropical’ Europe

Mon, 13/07/2015 - 11:46

The EU’s environment laws do not extend to its Member States’ overseas entities. This leaves it up to NGOs to save their globally threatened endemic species.

Europe and Central Asia French Guiana Preventing Extinctions