• 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

Better days for European Rollers in Serbia

Wed, 17/12/2014 - 10:10

European Roller is a modern symbol of nature conservation in Serbia. In the first half of the 20 th century, the species...

Europe and Central Asia Serbia

The wrong path

Fri, 12/12/2014 - 13:13

Fifteen years ago President Clinton deregulated the financial sector. Eight years later, the banking sector collapsed, sending the world into recession. Today,...

Europe and Central Asia

Would you like some seabird with that fish?

Wed, 03/12/2014 - 16:36

Seabirds dive for food in the very same places targeted by commercial fishing vessels and often end up drowning while being caught...

Europe and Central Asia Seabirds and Marine - Europe and Central Asia

EU Climate Policy: why it will not work

Wed, 03/12/2014 - 13:53

After long hours of debating, negotiating and compromising, on 23 October, EU Prime Ministers agreed on the headline targets for EU’s fight...

Europe and Central Asia

“Extractive activities and biodiversity can go hand in hand”

Wed, 03/12/2014 - 10:41

An interview with Richard Grimmett, Director for Conservation at BirdLife International and Jury member for the 2014 edition of HeidelbergCement Quarry Life...

Europe and Central Asia

Eco-restore blog: the new place to read and exchange about ecological restoration

Fri, 28/11/2014 - 08:57

Despite the work of conservation organisations new pieces of nature get destroyed every day and their value for wildlife is lost. The...

Europe and Central Asia

Say NO to birds in a cage and on a plate

Wed, 26/11/2014 - 12:09

BirdLife Partner SPEA launches a new campaign to stop the illegal capture and sale of birds in Portugal. Are you aware that...

Europe and Central Asia Portugal

Beautiful bird paradise in Armenia at risk after misuse of water resources

Wed, 26/11/2014 - 08:54

Imagine a place where the Armenian, Turkish, Iranian and Azerbaijani borders converge on the banks of the Araks River , a place...

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

NABU develops a project on renewable energy in Germany

Tue, 25/11/2014 - 15:19

Renewable energy Renewable energy provides significant advantages in terms of energy security, climate change mitigation and economic benefits. Furthermore it can be...

Europe and Central Asia Germany

BirdLife report reveals shockingly poor protection of seabirds in the EU

Tue, 25/11/2014 - 13:42

Over 40% of marine Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (marine IBAs) in Europe are not protected, and two thirds of EU countries...

Europe and Central Asia Marine

122 important sites for nature threatened with destruction in Europe

Sat, 22/11/2014 - 12:44

More than 350 of the planet’s most important sites for nature are threatened with being lost forever according to a new report...

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

Serbian Bird Crime Task Force working to put an end to illegal bird trade

Tue, 18/11/2014 - 11:40

Many bird species in Serbia are subject to poaching and captivity for commercial reasons. Autumn and especially winter are not particularly welcoming...

Europe and Central Asia Serbia

Up-to-date inventory of Important Bird Areas of Cyprus now available

Mon, 17/11/2014 - 14:53

BirdLife Cyprus recently released a new and updated version of their book Important Bird Areas of Cyprus, considered to be the most comprehensive, geographically complete and up-to-date catalogue of the most Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBA) in the country.

Europe and Central Asia Cyprus

Egg collector is sent to jail with the collaboration of BirdLife's Bulgaria and UK partners

Mon, 17/11/2014 - 13:25

When Jan Frederick Ross first moved from his native England to Bulgaria in 2004 escaping justice, he believed that continuing his illicit activities in the Balkan country would not cause him any problems. He kept collecting eggs illegally, disregarding the seriousness of the crime and the fact that sooner or later it could be uncovered.

Europe and Central Asia Bulgaria

First full migration census in southern Turkey of Egyptian Vulture and other raptors

Fri, 14/11/2014 - 12:10

Turkey is one of the few countries in the world that has a large breeding population of Egyptian Vultures, estimated at 1,000 – 3,000 pairs. Doğa Derneği, BirdLife Partner in the country, is aware of its responsibility in the protection of the species and has initiated research to assess its conservation status in Turkey.

Europe and Central Asia Turkey