BirdLife Europe is a Partnership of 49 national conservation organisations and a leader in bird conservation. 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.
BirdLife Europe is one of the six regional secretariats that compose BirdLife International. Based in Brussels, it supports the European and Central Asian Partnership and is present in 48 countries including all EU Member States.
With more than 4.100 staff in Europe, 2 million members and tens of thousands of skilled volunteers, BirdLife Europe, together with its national partners owns or manages more than 6,000 nature sites totalling 320 000 hectares.
In Brussels, the BirdLife Europe team works mainly on EU policy issues and aims at improving EU legislation relating to the environment and biodiversity.
Our latest Press Statement
Spanish landmark legislation increases 20-fold marine protected areas
17 July 2014 - Spain’s Agricultural Ministry officially established today 39 new marine protected areas under the European Natura 2000 network, marking a a very important day in marine conservation. The new sites are ‘Special Protection Areas for Birds’ (SPAs), designated under the European Birds Directive. The SPAs will offer protection to seabirds whilst they are at sea, complementing the existing network of sites on land. Read more
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