Seabirds and Marine - Europe and Central Asia


BirdLife Europe is the champion of marine biodiversity protection in EU waters. We conduct a wide ranging programme of evidence based work to conserve our seas and coasts for the benefit of seabirds and other wildlife, all of which need a healthy marine environment to maintain their populations and, in some cases, restore their degraded status.

Challenged by ever increasing pressure for space from commercial fishing, marine renewables and a host of other human activities and developments offshore, BirdLife’s priority is to protect the rich and unique biodiversity of European waters from damaging impacts, and to build the resilience necessary to resist future challenges, not least the growing threat of climate change.  BirdLife Europe’s goals are set and agreed through a transparent and participative process, coordinated through our Marine Task Force.

For more information on European seabirds, please visit our European Seabird Resource Hub.

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.

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