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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

The European Red List of Birds is here

Wed, 03/06/2015 - 09:19

We have a few theories why the famous Dodo went extinct by 1700 on the island of Mauritius. Predation, habitat loss and invasive species were just too much for this friendly flightless creature. The truth is, unless we...

Europe and Central Asia Birds in Europe

European Red List of Birds - Download

Mon, 01/06/2015 - 11:22

  Download publication.   The European Red List is a review of the conservation status of European species accordig to IUCN regional Red Listing guidelines. It identifies those species that are threaten...

Europe and Central Asia

BirdLife launches #itsmynature campaign

Mon, 11/05/2015 - 20:06

Today we launch our campaign “It’s my nature” (#itsmynature). We have chosen this motto for a million reasons. Here are just three: 1) From the beginning of the modern economy we have called our natural resou...

Europe and Central Asia

Butterflies, SEO/BirdLife, and the Natura 2000 Citizens Award

Mon, 01/06/2015 - 12:52

Making butterflies with your hands may not change the world, but it’s a symbolic gesture that has been winning the hearts of people across Europe in celebration of the Natu...

Europe and Central Asia Spain

Let’s leave a share for our meadow birds

Wed, 27/05/2015 - 13:04

The decline of numerous farmland bird species is alarming in Belgium, as it is across the rest of Europe. Even well known and previously abundant species like the Tree Sparrow and Yellowhammer have been vanishi...

Europe and Central Asia Belgium Birds in Europe

Portugal's birding at your fingertips

Tue, 26/05/2015 - 14:50

Now available at your fingertips, all you need to know about more than 100 species of bird and birdwatching in mainland Portugal, the Azores and Madeira archipelagos. Yes, you can find all the information you n...

Europe and Central Asia Portugal Birds in Europe

Nature alert. Commission alerted

Mon, 11/05/2015 - 11:35

It’s a tale of two miracles. The first: over 100 NGOs, in 28 European capitals, are launching a campaign today to stop Juncker’s attack against the laws that protect Nature. The second? By re-reading the Directives we’ve rediscove...

Europe and Central Asia

The challenge of bringing marine wildlife back in EU waters

Mon, 11/05/2015 - 10:55

Member States urgently need to implement the marine Natura 2000 network and underpin it with concrete measures that will give our seabirds a fighting chance against the growing...

Europe and Central Asia

Four good reasons to defend the Nature Directives

Mon, 11/05/2015 - 10:03

By the time the 1970s hit Europe, one had to go to remote corners to be surrounded by nature and see spectacular wildlife such as eagles, pelicans and large mammals. Centuries of persecution and h...

Europe and Central Asia