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LIFE Priority birds

Annex I Bird species considered as "Priority for funding under LIFE"

Unlike the Habitats Directive, the Birds Directive does not distinguish between priority and non priority species. Nevertheless, for the purposes of LIFE funding, the Ornis Committee has adopted a list of bird species listed in Annex I of the Directive which are considered as priority for funding under the LIFE programme. This list includes all globally threatened species that regularly occur in the European Union.

Under the current LIFE+ programme, projects that focus on practical conservation measures for any of these bird species can benefit from a higher EU co-funding rate, up to 75 %. For further details please check the LIFE website.

List of Annex I bird species of Directive 2009/147/EC considered as "Priority for funding under LIFE" as agreed by Ornis Committee