Dansk Ornitologisk Forening (DOF) / BirdLife Denmark
With more than a century of bird data collection, protection and conservation BirdLife Denmark is one of the oldest nature conservation organizations in Denmark. Birdwatching, citizen science and public talks are focal activities in our work where we engage almost 2,000 volunteers, and have the support of 17,500 members.
“Birds are life and happiness, that is why I am so fond of them. And working with birds provides fantastic experiences with other people.”
Egon Østergaard, Chairman of BirdLife Denmark
“I can’t imagine nature without birds! Birds should be everywhere. That’s why I am a member of Birdlife Denmark whose efforts on conservation, protection and promotion are highly respected.”
Kirsten Marie Haugstrup, Board member BirdLife Denmark
The survival of Europe depends on healthy ecosystems, resilient to climate change. As part of the EU’s 2030 Biodiversity Strategy, EU countries have committed to legally protect a minimum of 30% of the EU’s land and sea areas; a third of these are to be strictly protected, in other words, totally undisturbed by human activity.
Halting and reversing global biodiversity loss has never been as urgent as now. Ecosystems support all life on earth and the healthier they are, the healthier we and our planet are. It’s time to restore nature, and we at BirdLife believe the most effective way to do so is through a local to global approach.
The rumours that Europe is currently facing a food security problem are loud and widespread. The forest and agriculture lobbies have been using the devastating war in Ukraine as an opportunity to spread misinformation around food security. Their ultimate goal is to stop Europe from taking steps to protect and restore its nature, and to instead protect and maintain their own profits. It doesn’t take a genius to see why this is bad.