By Angelo Caserta

Director of BirdLife Europe & Central Asia

“Hope” is the thing with feathers,
That perches in the soul,
And sings the tune without the words,
And never stops – at all...

Looking out and about from my perch here in Brussels, these words from poet Emily Dickinson speak to me and my colleagues
as 2017 begins to unfold. 

We have soared briefly on the high of the preservation of Europe’s essential Birds & Habitats Directives in December. This signal accomplishment was only attained through the combined persistence and hard work of the BirdLife partners across the continent, and our partner NGOs, and hundreds of thousands of committed and hopeful European citizens.
Birds of a Feather 
By Gui Xi Young
Stretching from the wild North Atlantic to the Caspian Sea, BirdLife Europe & Central Asia is a partnership of 48 national conservation NGOs in 47 countries. Here are just some of our partners' highlights from 2016!

Click 'PLAY' and journey to Montenegro with Gregor Subic's poignant new documentary -

 'The Endangered Treasure of Ulcinj'


Food Intentions
By Thomas Quinn
Your Planet Needs YOU!
By Iván Ramírez
Climate Packages - Just Pretty Wrapping? By Sini Eräjää
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