BirdLife Europe is a Partnership of 49 national conservation organisations and a leader in biodiversity conservation. Our Partners are present in 48 European and Central Asian Countries, including all EU Members States.
BirdLife Europe in Brussels
Based in Brussels, the BirdLife Europe team works mainly on EU policy issues and aims at improving EU legislation related to biodiversity and the environment as a whole.
In September, the European Commission finally published its long-awaited Forest Strategy. The text, which will replace the existing from 2008, presents some good elements aiming to enhance the sustainability of EU forests management but at the same time it lacks proposals for concrete action.
On 11 September the European Parliament voted on a legislative proposal on biofuels, the liquid fuels produced from biomass that are used in transports. Biofuels are part of the solution to limit CO2 emissions in transports, but they also represent a risk.
2013 marks the 20th year of the EuroBirdwatch initiative, BirdLife’s annual birdwatching event in Europe and Central Asia. The initiative works to raise awareness of issues relating to bird migration and promotes efforts to save threatened bird species and their habitats.
Eurasian Beaver, European Bison and White-tailed Eagle have all been highlighted as species that have made a remarkable comeback in Europe over the past 50 years, according to a first ever in-depth report.