• 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 EU is calling for entries for the 2016 Natura 2000 Awards

Fri, 09/10/2015 - 15:45

Anyone who works to protect nature through the network is eligible. Read more about the deadline, how you can apply, and how to vote for your favourite conservation organisation.

Europe and Central Asia Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBAs) - Europe and Central Asia

Co-operation key for reversing biodiversity declines

Fri, 09/10/2015 - 14:16

Protecting and restoring nature in the European Union is incredibly important, but how do we stop declines in biodiversity? With the European Commission’s publication of a mid-term report on the Biodiversity Strategy to 2020 last week came confirmation that the situation remains hugely concerning.

Europe and Central Asia

New protected areas announced for seabirds in Portugal

Thu, 08/10/2015 - 13:43

The designation of two new Special Protection Areas in Portugal has been approved by the country’s government, according to BirdLife’s Portuguese Partner SPEA.

Europe and Central Asia Portugal Seabirds and Marine

From casual birdwatching to bird monitoring and conservation

Thu, 08/10/2015 - 13:15

BirdLife in Macedonia used the recently-concluded Euro Birdwatch to help in creating the next generation of local conservationists. Here's how.

Europe and Central Asia Macedonia Capacity Development - Europe and Central Asia

The numbers are in for Euro Birdwatch 2015

Tue, 06/10/2015 - 14:48

The staggering count of migratory birds from this year's birdwatching festival, plus its rare species sightings.

Europe and Central Asia Migratory Birds and Flyways - Europe and Central Asia

Rehabilitating disused old mines into havens of nature

Fri, 02/10/2015 - 16:50

The TESSA toolkit analyses benefits of different land uses to nature and the local community so decision-makers can pick the best one. It's being used to promote turning disused EU quarries into public parks and nature reserves.

Europe and Central Asia Netherlands

BirdLife has been nurturing the next conservation leaders for 30 years through CLP

2016 Conservation Leadership Programme Team Awards: Call for Applications

Fri, 02/10/2015 - 12:08

Applications for the 2016 Conservation Leadership Programme (CLP) Conservation Team Awards are now open. There are three awards categories ranging from $12500 to $40,000 per project.

Worldwide Capacity Development

Intensive agriculture, Denmark

EU admits failing its own targets for protecting nature

Fri, 02/10/2015 - 11:45

The mid-term review of the EU’s Biodiversity Strategy to 2020 has today been published by the European Commission – and it shows only limited progress has been made on many of the key targets set at the start of this decade, with a complete failure to address unsustainable agriculture.

Europe and Central Asia Advocating for sustainable agriculture