introducing the German Bird Conservation Council

The aim and the statutory objective of the DRV is the protection of the avifauna and its habitats on a scientific basis as well as advocating animal conservation including the practical implementation of scientific findings in this field. Therefore, the main tasks of the DRV are

  • developing concepts and strategies and coordinating important national projects promoting the sustainable conservation of threatened bird species and habitats
  • promoting fundamental research for bird conservation and its implementation in species and area conservation measures
  • organising, effecting and promoting conferences on academically relevant topics
  • drawing up, continuing and publishing the Red List of Breeding Birds of Germany (as a member of the Red List Panel)
  • organising and publishing the report on the state of birds in Germany (in cooperation with NABU and DDA) and further publications
  • organising and publishing the report on the state of birds in Germany (in cooperation with NABU and DDA) and further publications
  • intensive cooperation and dialogue with organisations and institutions pursuing the same or similar objectives


Currently, the umbrella organisation DRV is composed of 18 member associations and institutions. The structure of the DRV facilitates the cooperation and intensive exchange of experiences between representatives of government institutions for bird conservation and those of scientific institutions and private associations for nature conservation. The DRV magazine is called "Berichte zum Vogelschutz" (Reports on Bird Conservation) and is published together with the Naturschutzbund Deutschland (NABU; German Nature Conservation Association). The DRV answers only non-profit purposes

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