• 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 48 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


“Simplification”? Not the solution for European agriculture

Fri, 10/04/2015 - 09:57

Simplification is one of President Juncker’s dubious buzzwords. In the era of “deregulation” it effectively translates to more and more exemptions which...

Europe and Central Asia

European Parliament makes the right move for Baltic fisheries

Thu, 09/04/2015 - 20:49

The European Parliament has made a move to stop overfishing in the Baltic and save marine seabirds and mammals. We fish too...

Europe and Central Asia Seabirds and Marine - Europe and Central Asia

The End of Spring Hunting in Malta?

Thu, 09/04/2015 - 17:40

By BirdLife Malta On April 11th Malta goes to the polls to protect Turtle Doves and Quails Malta lies along the central...

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

Judging EU policies: a closer look at the EEA’s State of the Environment Report

Thu, 09/04/2015 - 16:15

One way to find out if the EU’s environment is getting a passing grade is to check out the European Environment Agency’s...

Europe and Central Asia

Why the Emission Trading Scheme damages nature

Thu, 09/04/2015 - 14:53

ETS falsely considers all bioenergy to be good for the climate. But the truth is that burning biomass creates emissions and does...

Europe and Central Asia Climate Change - Europe and Central Asia

Kiko and Kuki, bird’s best friends, need your help!

Tue, 31/03/2015 - 15:23

Everyone knows that dogs are man’s best friend, but in Greece, a couple of very special dogs are helping birds and wildlife...

Europe and Central Asia Greece Birds in Europe

A Hot Race for Bird Conservation

Tue, 31/03/2015 - 15:08

Nearly 24 hours side by side, some of the world’s finest birders competed against each other in Israel, in a hot race...

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

The Birds Directive has made Europe safer for wild birds. But it is now under question…

Sun, 15/03/2015 - 17:50

By Ariel Brunner, Head of EU Policy at BirdLife Europe. The illegal killing of birds is still a big problem across Europe...

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

The European Hunters Association stands up against illegal killing of birds

Sun, 15/03/2015 - 17:43

By Filippo Segato, Secretary General, FACE - Federation of Associations for Hunting and Conservation of the EU . When German travellers visited...

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