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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

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

10 reasons to get your children out to a Spring Alive event. Photo: Kamila Nienałtowska

10 reasons for your child to celebrate spring with Spring Alive

Mon, 13/07/2015 - 07:40

It is Spring Alive’s anniversary, so we celebrate 10 big years of this amazing movement by giving 10 big reasons to celebrate the arrival of spring with migratory birds.

Europe and Central Asia Local Empowerment

Steller's Eider caught in a gillnet off Estonia. Photo: Markus Vetemaa

Great news for Pacific seabirds and marine mammals as Russia bans driftnet fishery

Tue, 07/07/2015 - 07:00

This is great news for a region which BirdLife recently highlighted as killing an estimated 140,000 seabirds each year. However, bycatch in gillnet fisheries is a huge global problem that we are not shying away from. Read on to find out more about this problem and how we are solving it.

Europe and Central Asia Russia Marine

SEA ALERT

Mon, 06/07/2015 - 17:04

As millions of Europeans go to the beach (or dream about it) the seas are dying. Only 5,9% is protected and the Mediterranean is almost entirely overfished. This is not the time for less protection, it’s time for #naturealert

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Fighting the enemies of Europe’s natural world

Mon, 06/07/2015 - 15:13

“Timmermans and Juncker want to improve the Nature Directives? We have our doubts, but if that’s really true, here’s what they should be looking for...” Alistair Gammell, father of the Birds Directive, speaks out.

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Gulls, turtles and seals, three marine triumphs

Mon, 06/07/2015 - 14:30

The Nature Directives work when they are put to good use. Here's the proof...

Europe and Central Asia

Seabirds and fishing gear - a conundrum

Mon, 06/07/2015 - 11:14

Seabirds can’t help but pursue fishing boats, with their bait and the promise of a tasty and easily caught meal. But they often get too close, accidentally getting hooked or entangled in fishing gear, and then helplessly drown.

Europe and Central Asia Marine