BirdLife Europe is a Partnership of nature conservation organisations in 48 countries, including all EU Member States, and a leader in bird conservation. Through its unique local to global approach BirdLife Europe delivers high impact and long term conservation for the benefit of nature and people.
Latest Press Releases
EU admits failing own targets on protecting nature2 October 2015 - The mid-term review of the EU Biodiversity Strategy to 2020 published today by the European Commission 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. Read more...
Top author backs call to end illegal bird slaughter in the Mediterranean
9 September 2015 - Hugely successful American author, Jonathan Franzen, is adding his voice to BirdLife International’s campaign to end the illegal killing of birds in the Mediterranean. The Pullitzer Prize finalist is unimpressed with arguments based on ‘tradition’, which form the basis for many examples of illegal bird killings. Read more...
Conservationists launch appeal on Vulture Awareness day: “Ban killer drug or Europe’s birds face extinction”4 September 2015 - There are warnings this year’s International Vulture Awareness Day (Saturday 5 September) could be one of the last to see these birds in Europe. A number of conservation organisations say it’s because European countries are failing to tackle the use of a dangerous drug which could cause the extinction of vultures across the continent. Read more...
Protecting Nature in Power Grid PlanningSeptember 2015 - Working in conjunction with partners in the BESTGRID project, BirdLife has produced the second part of a two-part handbook of recommendations for developing Europe's grid infrastructure in co-operation with nature. Read more... / (Version Francaise) / (Deutsch Version)
Keeping the Flyway safeAugust 2015 - The BirdLife Partnership presents this report based on the first ever comprehensive scientific study to quantify the scale and scope of illegal killing across the Mediterranean region. The results are gruesome: an estimated 25 million birds are being illegally killed annually. Read more...
13% of Bird Species are threatened
June 2015 - The European Red List of Birds identifies those species that are threatened with extinction at the regional level – in order that appropriate conservation action can be taken to improve their status. Read more...
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BirdLife Europe's key objectives for 2015
Ariel Brunner, Head of EU Policy, January 2015