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Europe and Central Asia

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.

Common Tern © John Fox

Closing Space: An environmental funder’s reaction

Thu, 27/04/2017
Florence Miller provides examines how the closing space for civil society is impacting 'green funding' in the UK.

An Interview with Frans Timmermans

Thu, 27/04/2017
In an exclusive interview with BirdLife, Frans Timmermans, First Vice-President of the European Commission, answers our questions on the future of Europe.

Paradise Lost: The Devastation of Białowieża Forest

Wed, 26/04/2017
Jarosław Krogulec, Head of Conservation at OTOP (BirdLife Poland) recounts the tragic devastation Białowieża Forest, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

A renaissance of civil society

Tue, 25/04/2017
Danilo Selvaggi, Director of LIPU (BirdLife Italy), makes a passionate case for why both Europe and the environment desperately need a ‘renaissance’ of civil society.

The Bird Bulletin - Vol. 4

Fri, 21/04/2017
Welcome to the latest edition of ‘The Bird Bulletin’ – our new weekly news brief with we’ll bring you bite-sized updates from across Europe & Central Asia.
Kayaking Balkan rivers to protest against the Balkan dam boom © Balkan Rivers Tour

Protecting the pristine: Europe's last truly "wild" waterways

Thu, 20/04/2017
Cameras, kayaks, test tubes, tree saplings, and lawyers: this is how civil society is coming together to save the blue gem of the Balkans
Slender-Billed Curlew, Morocco, 1995 © Chris Gomersall

Chasing ghosts: how technology is helping track the bird that mysteriously disappeared

Tue, 18/04/2017
A groundbreaking new technique, which studies tiny atoms left in feathers, is telling us where we should look for the vanishingly rare Slender-billed Curlew.
Vanneau huppé © Andy Hay

Les oiseaux des champs : une population en voie de disparition en Europe

Tue, 18/04/2017
Iván Ramírez nous explique comment l'agriculture intensive a contribué à faire des oiseaux des champs l'une des populations d'oiseaux les plus menacées en Europe.