• 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

Nature Film Competition! Apply Online by 10th March

Mon, 02/03/2015 - 15:14

The first International Nature Film Festival will be held this 14-17 May in Gödöllő, Hungary. This event, supported by BirdLife Hungary ,...

Europe and Central Asia Hungary

The 2015 Champions of the Flyway race will take place 25th March 2015 – THIS IS YOUR CHANCE TO GET INVOLVED!

Fri, 27/02/2015 - 09:22

In 2014, the Israel Ornithological Center (SPNI; BirdLife in Israel) and BirdLife International launched a new and exciting project - Champions of...

Europe and Central Asia Migratory Birds and Flyways - Europe and Central Asia

BirdLife Partners working across the Mediterranean to protect seabirds

Fri, 20/02/2015 - 15:07

Seabird and marine conservation experts are gathering this week in Hammamet, Tunisia to discuss the current knowledge of seabirds and the key...

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

Who will save the ugly duckling?

Mon, 16/02/2015 - 17:11

You probably know the story about the ugly duckling. This fairy tale tells the story of a young duckling treated like an...

Europe and Central Asia

COP 21 Negotiations

Fri, 13/02/2015 - 15:19

In 2011, countries at the UNFCCC Conference of the Parties in Durban, South Africa, agreed to establish a binding international agreement to...

Europe and Central Asia

Turning German Energy Around

Fri, 13/02/2015 - 15:13

The Energiewende – Germany’s energy transition - is still under pressure, even though the German government recently confirmed their CO 2 emissions...

Europe and Central Asia

Working with four villages to end soil erosion in an entire river basin

Fri, 13/02/2015 - 12:20

Save our soil! The entire catchment area of a river and its tributaries is a large, complex, interaction of ecosystems. CEPF is working with projects in the Med to best manage river basins holistically. Here is a great example from Albania.

Europe and Central Asia Albania

Energy Infrastructure for a Sustainable European Energy Union

Wed, 11/02/2015 - 17:34

For Europe to remain a global leader in tackling climate change, the Energy Union and all EU energy policy must embrace the...

Europe and Central Asia

Climate change: the oblique tragedy, the paradox and the birds

Wed, 11/02/2015 - 17:29

Climate change is like no other man-induced phenomenon: it will affect (meaning, starve and kill) the poorest and most defenceless on Earth...

Europe and Central Asia

Policy makers and birdwatchers: remember the Roman Augures?

Mon, 09/02/2015 - 16:40

Our society is far from sustainable and the EU’s objectives for 2030 are not ambitious enough. Once upon a time politicians would...

Europe and Central Asia Climate Change - Europe and Central Asia

USA vs. Europe: the troublesome footprint of EU renewable policies

Mon, 09/02/2015 - 16:33

Wood pellet production for European energy markets, as practiced recently, creates a carbon debt through 2030 and fosters unsustainable timbering practices. Running power plants on imported wood pellets will weaken progress on decarbonizing Europe’s energy supply while contributing to the degradation of important habitats abroad.

Europe and Central Asia Climate Change - Europe and Central Asia

Decision time nears for EU biofuels policy

Mon, 09/02/2015 - 16:26

A new website is online, right when decision makers are negotiating the final stages for new legislation on biofuels and the so-called Indirect Land Use Change. Biofuelsreform.org will help you understand what is happening and help you make up your mind.

Europe and Central Asia Climate Change - Europe and Central Asia

Which Energy Union? A vision of hope vs. the geopolitics of fear

Mon, 09/02/2015 - 14:03

The Energy Union is the next Big Idea of the EU which is supposed to breathe new life into a European project that has lost its appeal with citizens and national governments. At the moment, the Energy Union is an empty shell AND every lobby pushes its own individual product or technology. The tangible risk is that we will end up with a muddled mess.

Europe and Central Asia Climate Change - Europe and Central Asia

Scientific breakthrough reveals evidence of ‘human fish’ locked away in cave system

Mon, 09/02/2015 - 10:35

How do you find physical evidence of a rare species when most of its habitat (the subterranean waters of limestone cave systems in the Balkans) is inaccessible to humans?

Europe and Central Asia Montenegro

Of birds, mud and spas: the special chemistry of Lake Rusanda

Wed, 04/02/2015 - 15:11

For passionate bakers it’s just an ingredient for cakes and biscuits. But in Lake Rusanda, baking soda means a lot more than that.

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