• 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 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

Gran Sol may have 'plenty of fish in the sea', but its seabirds are declining

Thu, 01/10/2015 - 09:48

The area hosts about 50 fishing boats, so seabird bycatch is a worrying problem. Can SEO/BirdLife in Spain and BirdLife's Seabird Task Force find a solution?

Europe and Central Asia Spain Marine

How the fishing sector and environmental NGOs work together

Tue, 29/09/2015 - 15:18

The RSPB's Euan Dunn explains how it all began 20 years ago, when fishing became about more than just the fish.

Europe and Central Asia Seabirds and Marine

The EU is developing an all-round strategy to protect African wildlife

Tue, 29/09/2015 - 12:50

'Larger than elephants' aims to tackle illegal killing and trade, habitat loss and extinctions of animals and birds, as well as another problem that has been flying under the radar.

Europe and Central Asia Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBA) - Africa

The Wadden Sea is in danger, says first-ever migration report of whole East Atlantic Flyway

Mon, 28/09/2015 - 13:57

This Natura 2000 and UNESCO World Heritage Site is used by 12 million migratory birds every year, but unlike the other birds that use the flyway, their numbers are dropping.

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