Networking in the framework of the LIFE EBP project has included several face-to-face and video-conferencing meetings aimed to promote synergies between the EBP and other LIFE and non-LIFE projects initiatives sharing common interests. Within the EBCC itself, promoting synergies between the EBP project and PECBMS (EU funded) and EBBA2 has clearly benefited all these initiatives. However, the project has explored many other potential opportunities for synergies and collaboration with many other key initiatives dealing with biodiversity data. This part of the site is dedicated to provide the links of these institutions and initiatives.

BirdLife International

BirdLife International is a global partnership of conservation organisations (NGOs) that strives to conserve birds, their habitats and global biodiversity, working with people towards sustainability in the use of natural resources.

BirdLife Data Zone

The BirdLife datazone is the largest repository of information on globally important species and sites. It also contains The State of the World's Birds, a searchable database of more than 280 case studies.


ENETWILD is a consortium composed of leading Institutions on wildlife ecology and health that run a European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) project whose main objective is to collect information on the geographical distribution, abundance and structure of selected wildlife species populations relevant for livestock and human health.

EU BON - Building the European Biodiversity Observation Network

EU BON proposes an innovative approach in terms of integration of biodiversity information system from on-ground to remote sensing data, for addressing policy and information needs in a timely and customized way.

European Bird Census Council (EBCC)

The EBCC is an association under Dutch Law of like-minded expert ornithologists co-operating in a range of ways to improve bird monitoring and atlas work and thereby inform and improve the management and conservation of birds populations in Europe.

European Citizen Science Association (ECSA)

The European Citizen Science Association (ECSA) is a non-profit association set up to encourage the growth of the Citizen Science movement in Europe in order to enhance the participation of the general public in scientific processes, mainly by initiating and supporting citizen science projects as well as performing research on citizen science.

European Food Safety Authority (EFSA)

EFSA is a European agency funded by the European Union that operates independently of the European legislative and executive institutions (Commission, Council, Parliament) and EU Member States.

European Mammals on maps (EMMA2)

EMMA2 aims at revealing the distribution of 264 mammal species in an area of 11.59 million km2, from the Atlantic coast in the West to the Ural mountains in the East and from Svalbard in the North to the Mediterranean sea in the South. It is a huge challenge led by the European Mammal Foundation.

European Union for Bird Ringing (EURING)

EURING is the coordinating organisation for European bird ringing schemes.

Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF)

GBIF—the Global Biodiversity Information Facility—is an international network and research infrastructure funded by the world’s governments and aimed at providing anyone, anywhere, open access to data about all types of life on Earth.

German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv)

iDiv is a DFG research centre with more than 350 employees and members based primarily in Halle, Jena and Leipzig. Here, researchers from 30 nations establish the scientific basis for the sustainable management of our planet’s biodiversity.

Insect Migration

Using an integrated approach, involving traditional trapping, mark-recapture, citizen science, and stable isotope analysis, we investigate patterns of insect migration across Europe, and the implications of migratory insects for local communities.


LIFE EuroSAP is an EU funded project that marks the beginning of a new era for bird conservation in Europe. The project aims to tackle the severe threats that affect the conservation of iconic birds on a continental scale. Through a wide partnership, we will learn how to better protect our birds and the wider biodiversity of our region.

LifeWatch ERIC

LifeWatch ERIC is a European Infrastructure Consortium providing e-Science research facilities to scientists seeking to increase our knowledge and deepen our understanding of Biodiversity organisation and Ecosystem functions and services in order to support civil society in addressing key planetary challenges.


Movebank is a free, online database of animal tracking data hosted by the Max Planck Institute for Ornithology. We help animal tracking researchers to manage, share, protect, analyse, and archive their data. The animal tracking data in Movebank belongs to researchers all over the world who choose whether and how to share their data with the public.

New European Breeding Bird Atlas (EBBA2)

The New European Breeding Bird Atlas (EBBA2) is one of the most ambitious biodiversity mapping projects ever attempted. Thanks to more than 50,000 volunteer fieldworkers, EBBA2 will document changes in breeding distribution of more than 500 breeding species in more than 5,000 50×50 km squares across the continent, including European part of Russia, Caucasus and Turkey.

Pan-European Common Bird Monitoring Scheme (PECBMS)

The main goal of the Pan-European Common Bird Monitoring Scheme (PECBMS) is to use common birds as indicators of the general state of nature using large-scale and long-term monitoring data on changes in breeding populations across Europe.


The aim of the project is to develop processes for collecting, combining and evaluating comprehensive sensor data and selective field observations. Two case studies will (a) achieve a better understanding of erosion processes and (b) improve the forecasting of spatial and temporal migration patterns of bird species.

Online bird recording portals