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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

Pesticides poisoning birds in the Balkans

Thu, 11/02/2016 - 16:35

Serbia's population of White-tailed Eagles are under threat. Lack of awareness, lax law enforcement and an increase in the numbers of a small rodent are to blame.

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

How eagles went from worshipped ‘kings of the skies’ to victims of rat poison

Wed, 10/02/2016 - 16:21

Ancient mythology, religion and folklore equated eagles with royalty and the Gods. You would not know it from the state of the birds today.

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

How BirdLife is protecting Mediterranean migrating birds

Wed, 10/02/2016 - 10:54

The MAVA Foundation-funded project, now in its fifth year, has seen some major recent conservation successes.

Europe and Central Asia Croatia Capacity Development - Europe and Central Asia

Do not open nature laws, improve implementation: European Parliament

Wed, 10/02/2016 - 10:42

MEPs have come down decisively on the side of the Birds and Habitats Directives in the ongoing battle to protect the EU’s environmental legislation.

Europe and Central Asia

It’s time to redesign Europe’s renewable energy policy

Wed, 10/02/2016 - 10:34

By 2030, a third of the EU’s energy should come from renewable resources. But this may not automatically make it ‘greener’.

Europe and Central Asia Climate Change programme - Europe and Central Asia

From bird habitat to tourist haven: the Kaliakra case

Tue, 09/02/2016 - 16:54

One of Bulgaria’s most important IBAs has fallen prey to its government’s apathy and greed. Can it – and the species that depend on it – be saved?

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

Will 2016 see the end of the EU’s bycatch blues?

Tue, 09/02/2016 - 15:06

Policy reform and new funding were marred by weak fisheries management plans, but we’re still optimistic. Here’s why.

Europe and Central Asia Seabirds and Marine

Meet pesticides, the silent bird killers that protect our crops

Tue, 09/02/2016 - 14:50

Tens of millions of birds have died due to accidental killing by rodenticides. And that’s not the only poison problem we have.

Europe and Central Asia Advocating for sustainable agriculture