Europe and Central Asia
Team members from EnvPro and E-grupa © Mihailo Jovićević
19 Feb 2021

The new wave of plant conservationists in the Balkans

Move over bearded botanists: a new generation of young expert plant scientists are scaling remote Balkan mountains to save extremely rare plants found nowhere else – some with ranges smaller than a football field
18 Feb 2021

Commission confirms it: lead shot will finally be banned in wetlands

The long awaited ban on the use of lead shots in wetlands finally came into force on 25 January. This sets the timetable for the ban’s implementation in Member States: they have until 15 February 2023, or 2024 if the country’s surface consists of more than 20% of wetlands.
Niksci karstic field grazing © Jovo Radulovic
01 Feb 2021

Call for Letters of Inquiry for Small Grants in the Balkans

On behalf of the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund, BirdLife announces a call for proposals for Small Grants for Environmental Civil Society Organizations in the Balkans.
Alvidas Kazlauskas © Julius Morkunas
01 Feb 2021

Fish Tales – Episode 6: Alvidas and Viktoras from Lithuania

Being a fisher and caring for nature in Lithuania   «My name is Alvidas. I live in Lithuania. I am 72 years old, and I have been a fisherman for over 50 years. »  
©Czech Society for Ornithology, CSO/Jiri Vondracek
26 Jan 2021

Spot the birds

2020 was an unusual year with many unexpected events taking place beyond our control, but something that did not change was the spectacular phenomena of millions of birds taking to the skies to migrate between their summer and wintering grounds.
White Tailed Eagle © Jaroslav Pap courtesy of Bird Protection and Study Society of Serbia

Shot and left for dead: help us put an end to this persecution.

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BirdLife Europe is a Partnership of 48 national conservation organisations and one of six regional secretariats that compose BirdLife International. Read more about BirdLife Europe

What we do

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