Europe and Central Asia

Ukraine – Ukrainian Society for the Protection of Birds (USPB)

BirdLife Partner

Founded in 1994
Members: 400
Staff: 20
PO Box 33, Kyiv, UA, 01003
Tel. +380 44 284 71 31, +380 44 284 90 63; Fax +380 44 284 71 31

Mission of the organisation

To conserve the biodiversity of Ukraine by saving birds, sites and biotopes.

Key Activities

  • Study and preservation of birds, their natural habitats, rehabilitation of deteriorated habitats
  • Developing the network of coordinators and caretakers to monitor Important Bird Areas and conduct other activities
  • Advocating and assisting in the establishment and supervision of reserves within areas important for one or several threatened bird species
  • Cooperating with governmental agencies to improve environmental legislation and its implementation
  • Organising conferences, meetings, discussions, lectures, contests, exhibitions, courses, field trips and other events to promote ornithological and environmental ideas
  • Organising and promoting ecotourism activities
  • Publications about birds, nature, sustainable use of natural resources
  • Establishing regional branches, maintaining membership base
  • Soliciting volunteers for practical work
  • Working closely with teachers in an effort to engage students
  • Emphasising the importance of membership
  • Carrying out assessment of the impact of wind farm developments on ornithological interests