From Baltic peatlands to bird migration over Mediterranean islands, NABU is actively involved in many nature conservation and environmental projects on the continent — together with its BirdLife Partners and other European networks. Most of Germany’s environmental legislation is determined by decisions taken in Brussels. EU agriculture and fishing policies have a heavy impact on how land and seas are used across the continent.
Through its political lobbying and campaigns NABU has influenced many important decisions, protecting thousands of important bird areas by EU law, saving precious sites in Poland and reducing illegal hunting in Malta and Cyprus. We saved and increased the EU-LIFE funding programme, which helps to implement important cross-border nature conservation measures such as the LIFE Climate Mitigation project “Peat Restore”.
NABU on the ground in Europe
Click the locations in below map to find out where and how NABU is active in Europe.
our Europe projects in detail
This project, which is running until 2027, aims to reduce CO₂ emissions in project sites by the equivalent of 37.117 tons of CO₂ per year in Latvia and 3.500 tons of CO₂ equivalent per year in Finland. NABU is supporting the project with its expertise in peatland restoration and communications. more →
NABU is part of the LIFE Peat Restore project that aims to rewet degraded peatlands covering an area of 5,300 hectares in Germany, Poland, Latvia, Lithuania, and Estonia to restore their function as carbon sinks. more →
The lower Havel river valley is the largest and most important non-coastal wetlands area in Central Europe. The area suffered serious ecological degradation especially in the 20th century due to stream corridor construction projects. more →
focus regions overview
All over the world biodiversity is at risk, and with it the quality of people’s life. Nature conservation must overcome borders. Together with international partners NABU is active in these regions: Europe, Africa, Central Asia, South Eath Asia and Caucasus. more →