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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.

Sary-Chelek Lake in the Sary-Chelek State Biosphere Nature Reserve. Photo: Ushakov V.

Western Tien-Shan declared World Heritage Site

Wed, 03/08/2016
After several years of collaborative work with regional governments and environmental experts and NGOs, the Association for the Conservation of Biodiversity of Kazakhstan (ACBK), BirdLife’s partner in Kazakhstan, is proud to announce that Western Tien-Shan was inscribed on UNESCO’s World Heritage List!
Young volunteers learn about bird migration. Photo by the Macedonian Ecological Society.

Learn by Doing: Young Volunteers in Macedonia Monitor Bird Migration

Tue, 02/08/2016
How small sums of money can generate big knowledge for conservation: Local Macedonian conservation groups received capacity development micro-grants to train students and volunteers to monitor migratory stop-over sites and raise awareness about migratory birds and flyways in the region.

Sustainability prize for BirdLife Austria & REWE

Wed, 27/07/2016
BirdLife Austria and REWE International AG have received the TRIGOS award (an Austrian prize for corporate social responsibility) for the most sustainable national partnership.

Cory's shearwater nest: livestream from the Berlengas archipelago

Mon, 25/07/2016
Since last week, it is possible to follow the daily activities of a Cory's shearwater family live on the internet.
Dalmatian Pelicans on one of the project's nesting rafts. Photo: © Natural History Museum of Montenegro

Pelican hotline

Mon, 25/07/2016
Video story: the gentle giants at Lake Skadar, between Albania and Montenegro, are now video-monitored 24hrs a day and threats can be addressed in real-time. With local communities embracing all things pelican, and nesting success increasing, the time of the pelican is coming again.

Lead: bad for birds and people

Fri, 22/07/2016
The metal is clearly lethal to all living things. The EU has moved to protect people; will it do anything to stop lead poisoning in birds?

Half a century on, Glossy Ibis returns to Serbian wetlands

Fri, 15/07/2016
Extensive habitat restoration over decades pays off.

Malta’s commitment to protect marine life

Wed, 13/07/2016
Discover threatened seabirds and the LIFE projects that protect them on this tiny Mediterranean island nation.