|Heath, M.F., Evans, M.I., Hoccom, D.G., Payne, A.J. and Peet, N.B. (eds) (2000) Important Bird Areas in Europe: priority sites for conservation. Volume 1: Northern Europe, Volume 2: Southern Europe. Cambridge, UK: BirdLife International.
|A comprehensive network of internationally important sites for birds has been identified across Europe. A total of 3,619 Important Bird Areas are distributed among 51 countries or autonomous regions in the continent, covering 931,700 km², which equates to 7% of the continental land area. The effective protection and management of these sites, a relatively low percentage of the area of each country, is a realistic goal that would make a significant contribution to the conservation of many bird species.|
The series of links (below) takes you through the various sections of the Important Bird Areas in Europe publication.
Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Faroe Islands, Greenland, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Iceland, Ireland, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Svalbard and Jan Mayen, Poland, Russia (European), Slovakia, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom
Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzogovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, France, Georgia, Gibraltar, Greece, Hungary, Italy, North Macedonia, Malta, Moldova, Portugal, Azores, Madeira, Romania, Slovenia, Spain, Turkey, Ukraine, Yugoslavia
Cover+Contents, Forewords, Acknowledgements, Summary, Introduction, Data Collection, Identifying IBAs, Data Presentation, Overview (22 MB download), Appendix 1, Appendix 2a, Appendix 2b, Appendix 3, Appendix 4, Appendix 5, Appendix 6, Appendix 7, Appendix 8