Europe and Central Asia

About BirdLife Europe and Central Asia

BirdLife Europe and Central Asia is a partnership of 48 national conservation organisations and a leader in bird conservation. Our unique local to global approach enables us to deliver high impact and long term conservation for the benefit of nature and people.

BirdLife Europe and Central Asia 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 47 countries including all EU Member States.

With more than 4100 staff in Europe, two million members and tens of thousands of skilled volunteers, BirdLife Europe and Central Asia, together with its national partners, owns or manages more than 6000 nature sites totalling 320,000 hectares.

In Brussels, the  BirdLife Europe and Central Asia team works mainly on EU policy issues and aims at improving EU legislation relating to the environment and biodiversity.


Why does EU policy matter?


Key facts

  • We are active in 47 countries
  • We have over 4100 staff working on nature conservation
  • We have more than two million members
  • We own or manage over 6,000 nature sites covering over 320,000 hectares


Our focus

Through our unique local to global approach and partnership of national conservation organizations, BirdLife Europe and Central Asia delivers long-term conservation solutions for the benefit of nature and people. 

We use evidence-based science to inform our conservation action on the ground, and to influence the policy and decision making of governments and business leaders.

Our Work programmes

Our EU Policy Work

2015 Highlights Report

Contact information

Stichting BirdLife Europe

Avenue de la Toison d'Or 67,
B-1060 Bruxelles, BELGIUM
Tel: +32 2 280 08 30
Fax: +32 2 230 38 02
Twitter: @BirdLifeEurope

    Stichting BirdLife Europe gratefully acknowledges financial support from the European Commission. All content and opinions expressed on these pages are solely those of Stichting BirdLife Europe.