Europe and Central Asia

Hungary - Magyar Madártani és Természetvédelmi Egyesület (MME)

BirdLife Partner

Founded in 1974
Members: 6500
Staff: 41
Kolto, Budapest, HU, 1121
Tel. +36 1 275 62 47; Fax +36 1 275 62 67


MME is the leading non-profit, non-aligned (apolitical), charitable, nature conservation organisation in Hungary. The Society undertakes practical work to conserve Hungary's biodiversity based on sound scientific research. MME advocates effective conservation of birds and their habitats by government at a national and local level and supports this work through educational programmes and its membership, which is open to all who share its goals. MME works internationally as a member of the BirdLife International Partnership.

Key activities

  • Conservation of endangered species (primarily birds, but other taxa such as reptiles, amphibians, mammals)
  • Sustainable land and landscape use , wildlife-friendly farming
  • Habitat and site protection (IBA/Natura 2000 programme)
  • Awareness-raising, training and education
  • Monitoring and Research
  • Influencing the formulation of Nature Conservation Policy and advocacy
  • Collaboration with stakeholders
  • Development of international bird conservation activities in the framework of BirdLife International
  • Increase MME’s awareness, acceptance and its support