• Who we are

    BirdLife Europe is a Partnership of 49 national conservation organisations and one of six regional secretariats that compose BirdLife International.

    Our Partners are present in 48 European and Central Asian countries including all EU Member States.


  • What we do

    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.

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


  • Where we work

    • We are active in 48 countries
    • We have over 4.100 staff members working on nature conservation
    • We have more than 2 million members
    • We own or manage over 6.000 nature sites covering over 320.000 hectares


News Overview

Serbian Saker decreasing despite intense efforts

Thu, 10/07/2014 - 09:04

Pigeon breeders, farmers, poachers and strong winds: the many threats to the rare Falcon. Fourteen, maybe seventeen pairs: that’s all that remains...

Europe and Central Asia Serbia Preventing Extinctions - Europe and Central Asia

Cross-border cooperation with CEPF for Lake Skadar and its pelicans

Tue, 01/07/2014 - 11:28

Lake Skadar forms the international border between Albania and Montenegro, but is also a biodiversity-rich Balkan wetland harbouring the Dalmatian Pelican. CEPF is supporting 10 organisations to sustainably manage the lake for its pelicans, for conservation, and for the local people that live on its shores.

Europe and Central Asia Albania

Natura 2000 Day: the EU not protecting its richest nature sites properly

Mon, 16/06/2014 - 09:36

May 21st 2014 marked the second Natura 2000 day , which celebrated Europe’s largest network of nature areas protected by EU law...

Europe and Central Asia

Rules work: national legislation benefits Eastern Europe’s birds

Mon, 09/06/2014 - 13:30

New scientific evidence confirms that legal protection of bird species does work. A recent study focusing in Eastern Europe shows that the...

Europe and Central Asia Birds in Europe

Rules, business and the environment: CEMEX and BirdLife jointly endorse EU Nature Directives

Fri, 30/05/2014 - 15:43

On May 27, in the presence of EU Environment Commissioner Janez Potočnik , BirdLife Europe and CEMEX issued a joint statement wholeheartedly...

Europe and Central Asia

New prestigious award praises BirdLife Bulgarian Partner’s work in protecting imperial eagles

Fri, 23/05/2014 - 16:40

The tremendous work by the Bulgarian Society for the Protection of Birds (BSPB; BirdLife in Bulgaria) to protect the Imperial Eagle was...

Europe and Central Asia Preventing Extinctions - Europe and Central Asia

Whitley Fund for Nature rewards BirdLife Bulgarian Partner for its work on the Imperial Eagle

Wed, 14/05/2014 - 08:36

The 2014 Whitley Awards Ceremony was held on the 8th of May at The Royal Geographical Society in London. Among the 9...

Europe and Central Asia Preventing Extinctions - Europe and Central Asia

Crowdfunding campaign raises funds to enable Portuguese children to learn about next door nature

Tue, 13/05/2014 - 15:20

A crowdfunding campaign by SPEA (BirdLife in Portugal) will run until the 20 th of May to raise funds to re-connect children...

Europe and Central Asia

Reopening the Aznalcóllar mines: unaffordable risk and potential ecological disaster

Tue, 13/05/2014 - 09:51

SEO/BirdLife (BirdLife in Spain) is working hard to make sure that the Aznalcóllar mines, closed since a holding dam burst in 1998...

Europe and Central Asia Spain Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBAs) - Europe and Central Asia

Portuguese Priolo Brand promoting sustainable tourism joined by new committed companies

Thu, 08/05/2014 - 16:28

Lands of Priolo comprise the only territory where the rare Azores Bullfinch exists, in the eastern councils of São Miguel Island in...

Europe and Central Asia

Loss of farmland birds provokes action from BirdLife Partners

Wed, 07/05/2014 - 14:01

We are currently in the midst of an EU wide crisis that is causing birds to disappear across European farmlands. Biodiversity rich...

Europe and Central Asia Preventing Extinctions - Europe and Central Asia

BirdLife Partners are LIFE masters!

Mon, 28/04/2014 - 15:34

Each year, the European Commission evaluates all completed projects funded through the LIFE programme and this year, 4 out of the 11...

Europe and Central Asia

Celebrate and support your favourite nature sites!

Mon, 28/04/2014 - 12:45

On 21 May, the EU will celebrate the Natura 2000 Day for the 2 nd year. Natura 2000 is the network of...

Europe and Central Asia

BirdLife Finland succeeds in court battle over endangered species

Tue, 15/04/2014 - 10:35

Long-tailed duck is classified worldwide as Vulnerable. In southern Finland, a license for spring hunting of the species was authorized in year 2011, further threatening the survival of the population. BirdLife Finland and its local member organisation are working to save the species and lodged a complaint to the Supreme Administrative Court of Finland. The complaint proved successful as the Court found the license for spring hunting illegal.

Europe and Central Asia Finland

Legality of spring hunting under fire in Malta and Brussels

Tue, 15/04/2014 - 09:53

In Malta, the illegal killing of birds is particularly widespread and with each hunting season, many protected birds are being shot due...

Europe and Central Asia