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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

From Rome with Love

Thu, 23/03/2017
Read the editorial of March's edition of the BirdLife Europe & Central Asia newsletter here!

A stroke of luck: filming Natura 2000

Thu, 23/03/2017
The director of SEO/BirdLife (Spain) reflects on the success of the EU’s Natura 2000 network – the largest coordinated network of protected areas in the world.

The Meaning of LIFE

Wed, 22/03/2017
Since 1992, the European Union’s LIFE fund has invested more than €3 billion in over 4,000 projects to protect nature and the environment.

The Way Forward

Wed, 22/03/2017
As we celebrate the 60th year of European unity, the director of LIPU (BirdLife Italy contemplates what the European project means for nature, birds and people.
Portugal © Paulo Santos

237 NGOs join the call for the Europe We Want

Tue, 21/03/2017
European civil society organisations have appealed to EU leaders to show courage in leading the transition to a just, sustainable, democratic and inclusive Europe.

Discovery! New plant species in Romania

Tue, 21/03/2017
Introducing Ferula mikraskythiana (Apiaceae), a whole new species of flowering plant recently discovered in Romania.
Tree sparrows are embracing the city life © Minoru Karamatsu

Urban Tree Sparrows: throng in Hong Kong

Mon, 20/03/2017
For people in built-up areas, this bird represents their only interaction with wildlife. A census reveals the Tree Sparrow’s love for air vents, pipes and wall cracks

Why do birds sing?

Fri, 03/03/2017
Trills and chirps, songs of love and warning shrieks, whistles through the wind in mid-flight – but why do birds sing? We decode the secret language of birds.